Topics in moral and social philosophy

Course Information
TitleΘέματα ηθικής και κοινωνικής φιλοσοφίας / Topics in moral and social philosophy
SchoolPhilosophy and Education
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate, 2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorChristos Ntouskos
Course ID600020284

Programme of Study: UPS School of Philosophy and Education (2011-today)

Registered students: 68
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreElective CoursesWinter/Spring-6
PhilosophyElected Compulsory DirectionalWinter/Spring-6
PedagogicElective CoursesWinter/Spring-6

Class Information
Academic Year2021 – 2022
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Course Type 2021
Specialization / Direction
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
Learning Outcomes
1. Upon completing the course, students will show advanced understanding of the argumentation involved in the topics of moral and political philosophy examined. 2. Upon completing the course, students will have developed the necessary skills which will allow them to engage with philosophical texts concerning the topics examined. 3. Upon completing the course, students will have developed their critical skills in understanding and assessing philosophical arguments.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Make decisions
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
This course explores certain topics that have been prominent in the area of moral and social philosophy over the last decades. The course starts with a short introduction to the main approaches to normative ethics. Then we examine topics that include moral luck, doing and allowing harm, the doctrine of double effect, the justification of punishment, as well as the just war theory.
moral philosophy
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
Course Organization
Reading Assigment1084.3
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. James Rachels, Στοιχεία Ηθικής Φιλοσοφίας (6η Έκδοση από τον Stuard Rachels). Μετάφραση Ξενοφών Μπαμιατζόγλου, Επιστημονική Επιμέλεια: Φιλήμων Παιονίδης 2. Julia Driver, Ηθική Φιλοσοφία: οι βασικές αρχές. Μετάφραση: Ι.Ν Μαρκόπουλος. Εκδόσεις University Studio Press. 3. Peter Vardy & Paul Grosh. Το αίνιγμα της ηθικής. Μετάφραση Θεωδορής Δρίτσας. Εκδόσεις Αρσενίδη.
Additional bibliography for study
4. Nagel, Thomas (2007), Θανάσιμα ερωτήματα. Εκδόσεις Πολύτροπον, Μετάφραση: Κιτίδη, Κατερίνα. 5. Baggini, Julian & Peter Fosl, Τα εργαλεία της ηθικής. Μετάφραση: Θεολόγου, Κώστας. Καστανιώτης 2014. 6. Anscombe, Elisabeth & Nagel, Thomas (2002), Ηθικός Πόλεμος – Ηθική εν Πολέμω, Εκδόσεις Εκκρεμές. Μετάφραση και σχόλια: Κωστής Κοβαίος.
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