Course Information
TitleΕΙΣΑΓΩΓΗ ΣΤΗ ΦΙΛΟΣΟΦΙΑ / Introduction To Philosophy
CodeΦ101
FacultyPhilosophy
SchoolPhilosophy and Education
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate, 2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorGeorgios Zografidis
CommonYes
StatusActive
Course ID280009344

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

Registered students: 307
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreCompulsory CourseWinter/Spring-5

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
600148880
Type of the Course
  • Background
Course Category
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Erasmus
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Work autonomously
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
This course offers an orientation to philosophical studies, an introduction to key issues of philosophical thought, with emphasis on metaphysics, and the acquaintance with few major philosophical texts. In the course the following topics will be discussed: A. The definitions of philosophy and the characteristics of philosophical activity, the main questions of the traditional fields of philosophy and the demarcation of philosophy from areas such as science, art and religion. B. The definition and the possibility of metaphysics and certain central theories about the nature of reality (dualism, materialism, idealism etc.), with references to contemporary debates as well as significant moments in the history of philosophy (Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, Locke, Kant). C. Current debates on the problem of body and mind, the existence of God and the free will problem. Final comments on the question whether philosophy is (still) of any use.
Keywords
Introduction to Philosophy, Metaphysics, Body and mind, God, Free Will
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures502
Reading Assigment251
Exams502
Total1255
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. Ν. Αυγελής, Εισαγωγή στη φιλοσοφία. Θεσσαλονίκη: Σταμούλης, 2012. 2. N. Warburton, Φιλοσοφία: Τα βασικά. Αθήνα: Αρσενίδης, 2010.
Additional bibliography for study
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Last Update
26-11-2020