Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Descartes FEL 605 0 3 + 0 3 6
Precondition Courses <p>-</p>
Recommended Optional Courses <p>-</p>
Course Language Turkish
Course Level Doctorate Degree
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Doç.Dr. İBRAHİM SAFA DAŞKAYA
Course Lecturers
Course Assistants

Assist. Onur Kabil

Course Category Available Basic Education in the Field
Course Objective

To read the basic works of Descartes, and to scrutinize the problems put forward in these works which are considered as the founder texts of the modern philosophy.

Course Content

The critical analysis of writings of Descartes.

# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 To explain in a written presentation two of the formation conditions of the modern philosophy. , ,
2 To analyze in a written presentation at least two of the differences between medieval and modern philosophies. , ,
3 To expose in a written presentation at least two relations between modern thought and science. , ,
4 To show up the impact of Descartes in the foundation of modern thought. , , ,
5 To list in an oral presentation at least five of the principles of Descartes’ epitemology. , , , ,
6 To list in an oral presentation at least three of the elements of Descartes’ method of physics. , , ,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Introduction to the basic problems of Cartesian philosophy
2 Introduction to the basic problems of Cartesian philosophy
3 Introduction to the basic problems of Cartesian philosophy
4 Yöntem Üzerine (Discourse on the Method)
5 Yöntem Üzerine (Discourse on the Method)
6 Yöntem Üzerine (Discourse on the Method)
7 Aklın Yönetilmesi (Rules for the Direction of the Mind)
8 Aklın Yönetilmesi (Rules for the Direction of the Mind)
9 Aklın Yönetilmesi (Rules for the Direction of the Mind)
10 Felsefenin İlkeleri (Principles of Philosophy)
11 Felsefenin İlkeleri (Principles of Philosophy)
12 Felsefenin İlkeleri (Principles of Philosophy)
13 Felsefenin İlkeleri (Principles of Philosophy)
14 Overall evaluation
Resources
Course Notes <p>Texts will be presented during the course.</p>
Course Resources

1. DESCARTES, R; Aklın idaresi için kurallar ; çev. Mehmet Karasan. Ankara : Milli Eğitim Bakanlığı, 1945.
2. ---------; Aklını iyi kullanmak ve bilimlerde doğruyu aramak için metot üzerine konuşma, çev. Mehmet Karasan. Ankara : Milli Eğitim Bakanlığı, 1947.
3. ---------; Felsefenin İlkeleri; çev. Mehmet Karasan. Ankara : Milli Eğitim Bakanlığı, 1957.

Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
4 To acquire the qualification of evaluating critically and synthesizing; X
4 To acquire the qualification of evaluating critically and synthesizing; X
5 To be receptive to innovations and new thoughts; and to acquare the skill of producing new thoughts; X
5 To be receptive to innovations and new thoughts; and to acquare the skill of producing new thoughts; X
6 To possess the skill of studying interdisciplinarily and to acquare the skill of adapting theories, methods and practices in different fields to the related field; X
6 To possess the skill of studying interdisciplinarily and to acquare the skill of adapting theories, methods and practices in different fields to the related field; X
7 To follow well the technological improvements, scientific developments and information technologies; X
7 To follow well the technological improvements, scientific developments and information technologies; X
8 To make at least one academic publication related to the subject-matter of thesis; X
8 To make at least one academic publication related to the subject-matter of thesis; X
9 To acquire the skill of communicating with the national and international surroundings about the field of specialization; X
9 To acquire the skill of communicating with the national and international surroundings about the field of specialization; X
10 To possess the behavioural and ethical sensibility at a level that academic life necessitates. X
10 To possess the behavioural and ethical sensibility at a level that academic life necessitates. X
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 100
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 50
1. Final 50
Total 100
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 3 48
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 3 48
Mid-terms 1 20 20
Performance Task (Laboratory) 1 10 10
Final examination 1 20 20
Total Workload 146
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 5.84
dersAKTSKredisi 6