|Title||ΠΟΛΙΤΙΚΗ ΦΙΛΟΣΟΦΙΑ / Moral And Political Philosophy|
|School||Philosophy and Education|
|Cycle / Level||1st / Undergraduate, 2nd / Postgraduate|
Programme of Study: UPS School of Philosophy and Education (2011-today)
Registered students: 387
|Academic Year||2019 – 2020|
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Type of the Course
Mode of Delivery
- Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
- Greek (Instruction, Examination)
- ΑΤ001 Néo Apló Máthīma
There are no prerequisites.
After the successful completion of the course students could understand basic concepts of modern political philosophy and be able to pass judgment on the best form of government.
- Apply knowledge in practice
- Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
- Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
- Be critical and self-critical
- Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Political philosophy is a branch of philosophy with a long and rich history that studies issues related to the basic organization of political communities, their broader goals, and their treatment of problems arising from human interaction, from a particular perspective. This perspective consists in analyzing the meaning of basic relevant concepts (power, right, sovereignty et.c.)and in seeing political issues from a distinctively moral viewpoint.In the first part of the course we discuss the scope of political philosophy, its relations to other disciplines and its role in a democratic society. In the second part we try to answer the old question "What's the best form of government?" by examining monarchy, totalitarianism and liberal democracy.
political philosophy, utopia, monarchy, totalitarianism, democracy
Educational Material Types
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
- Use of ICT in Course Teaching
Online educational material.
Student Assessment methods
- Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
- Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
- Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Φιλήμων Παιονίδης, Προλεγόμενα στην πολιτική φιλοσοφία (Αθήνα: Οκτώ, 2020).
Additional bibliography for study
Adam Swift, Πολιτική Φιλοσοφία (Αθήνα: Οκτώ, 2015).