Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
17Th-18Th Century Western Philosophy FEL 204 4 4 + 0 4 6
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Course Language Turkish
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Compulsory
Course Coordinator Dr.Öğr.Üyesi TANZER YAKAR
Course Lecturers Dr.Öğr.Üyesi TANZER YAKAR,
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Course Objective Reading texts about the emergence of the modern philososphy and about the rationalist and empiricist philosophies, evaluation and examination of the general features of Enlightenment.
Course Content Evaluating and arguing the views of 17th Century Philoosphers. Prensenting the 18th Century Philosophers. Conveying the specific concepts and the debates about them in that era.
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Clarifying the concept of method in Bacon and Descartes who are the modern philosophers Lecture, Question-Answer, Testing,
2 Clarifying Descartes´ understanding of substance Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Oral Exam,
3 Arguing about the cartesian dualisms of Malebranche, Spinoza and Leibniz Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing,
4 Arguing the significance of Spinoza´s metaphysics in the history of philosphy Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing,
5 Arguing the reasons of the emergence of the Enlightenment Philosophy Lecture, Question-Answer, Testing, Homework,
6 Evaluating the effects of Enlightenment on Modernity Lecture, Question-Answer, Testing,
7 Arguing the place of Kant in the emergence of Contemporary Philosophy Lecture, Question-Answer, Oral Exam, Homework,
8 Evaluating the importance of the three questions of Kant with regards to history of philosophy Lecture, Question-Answer, Testing,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Introduction: What happened in the 17th Century?
2 Descartes and Bacon: New Method
3 Cartesian Philosophy: Dualist Understanding of Subtance
4 Descartes
5 Malebranche
6 Spinoza
7 Leibniz
8 Empiricism versus Rationalism
9 Midterm exam
10 General Evaluation on the Kantian Philosophy
11 Kantian Philosophy
12 Fichte, Schelling
13 Hegel
14 General evaluation
Course Notes Cevizci, Ahmet, “17.yy Batı Felsefesi Tarihi”, Asa Yayıncılık, Bursa, 2004. <br>Mehmet Saffet, Muasır Avrupa Felsefesi, İstanbul, 1933
Course Resources Berkeley (1984) Hylas İle Philonus Arasında Üç Konuşma Çev: Sahir Sel, Sosyal Yay., İstanbul
Bumin T (1996) Tartışılan Modernlik, Descartes ve Spinoza, Yapı Kredi Yay., İstanbul
Hünler, S.Z (2003) Üç Adalı, Paradigma Yay., İstanbul
Weber, A (1984) Felsefe Tarihi, Sosyal Yay. İstanbul
Malebranche, (1989) Hakikatin Araştırılması Çev. M. Katırcıoğlu, MEB Yay., İstanbul
Lebniz (1988) Monodoloji Çev. S.Kemal Yetkin, MEB Yay., İstanbul
Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 To acquire the skill of analytical and synthetic thinking, reading and acquainting, X
2 To be able to understand and judge the philosophical accumulations at local and universal level, X
3 To be able to do researches and to improve a method about the philosophical problems in the sources that are constituted in the field of philosophy, X
4 To be able to connect the universal problems of philosophy with the local problems, X
5 To be able to interrogate the universal problems of mankind, to be able to examine the interrogations in this field, X
6 To be able to deal with the problems of such fields as science, culture and art in a philosophical way, to recognize those questions X
7 To be able to provide the usage of interdisciplinary knowledge for the common and local problems concerning science, religion and art, X
8 To be able to understand, to solve and when necessary to direct the particular problems, X
9 To be able to narrate in writing and in words in a systematic and consistent way the knowledge possessed and suggestions for the solutions of problems, X
12 To be able to attain and to use the knowledge about philosophy and history of science.
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 70
1. Ödev 10
1. Kısa Sınav 10
2. Kısa Sınav 10
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 4 64
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 4 64
Mid-terms 1 8 8
Quiz 2 1 2
Assignment 1 1 1
Total Workload 139
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 5.56
dersAKTSKredisi 6