Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Moral Philisophy FEL 311 5 3 + 0 3 8
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Course Language Turkish
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Compulsory
Course Coordinator Doç.Dr. TUFAN ÇÖTOK
Course Lecturers Doç.Dr. TUFAN ÇÖTOK,
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Course Objective The object of this course is to introduce the basic concepts and issues about moral philosophy.
Course Content The philosophical foundation of morals, the distinction of ethics-morals, the approaches of science, religion and philosophy to morals, the place of the concepts of freedom and responsibility in ethics, Normative ethical theories, meta ethical theories and problems of applied ethics.
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 To comprehend the concepts arising while thinking on morals. Lecture, Question-Answer, Testing,
2 To be acquainted with the thought of Plato. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing,
3 To be acquainted with the thought of Aristotle. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing,
4 To be acquainted with the thought of Hume. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Oral Exam,
5 To be acquainted with the thought of Kant. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Oral Exam,
6 To discuss about the what-is-it of moral philosophy. Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 The subject-matter of Ethics: Moral Discourse and Moral Reasoning.
2 Descriptive, Normative and Meta Ethics.
3 Moral Consciousness, Freedom, Obligation and Duty.
4 Ethics: Grounds and Kinds (Cosmological, Theological, Epistemological).
5 Greek Ethics: Pre-Socratic and Socratic Ethics.
6 Aristotle and Eudaemonist ethics.
7 Theological Perspectives: Outlook to the Middle-Age Ethics.
8 Descartes as a Rationalist; Hume as a Sentimentalist; Spinoza as a Determinist.
9 Midterm exam
10 Kantian Ethics: Freedom and Duty.
11 Existentialist Ethics: Camus and Sartre.
12 Meta Ethical Theories: Intuitionism, Emotivism, Prescriptivism, Naturalism.
13 Post-Modern Ethics.
14 Applied Ethics.
Course Notes [1] Cevizci, A (2002) Etik, Paradigma Yay. İstanbul
Course Resources [2] Poyraz, H (1996) Dil ve Ahlak, Vadi Yay. Ankara
[3] Akarsu, B (1982) Ahlak Öğretileri, Remzi Kitabevi, İstanbul
[4] Aristoteles (1988) Nikomakhos´a Etik, Çev. S. Babür, Hacettepe Üniv. Yay. Ankara
[5] Aydın, M (1991) Kant ve Çağdaş İngiliz Felsefesinde Tanrı-İlişkisi, TDV, Ankara
[6] Özlem, D (2004) Etik-Ahlak Felsefesi-, İnkılap Yay. İstanbul
[7] Heimsoeth (1978 Ahlak Denen Bilmece, Çev. Nermi Uygur, İstanbul
[8] Hudson, W.D, (1969) Modern Moral Philosophy, MacMillian Comp. London
[9] Kant, İ (1982) Ahlak Metafiziğinin Temellendirilmesi Çev. I. Kuçuradi, Ankara
[10] Kılıç, R (1992) Ahlakın Dini Temeli, TDV, Ankara
[11] Moore, G.E (1903) Meaning and Reference, Oxford Üniv. London
[12] Onart A (1977) Ahlak felsefesinde Doğalcılık Nedir? Felsefe Arkivi, Sayı:20
[13] Sahakian, W.S (1975) Ethics, An Intruduction to Theories and Problems, New York
[14] Tepe, H (1992) Meta Etik: Yirminci Yüzyıl Etiğinde Normatiflik Tartışması, TFK, Ankara
[15] Ülken, H.Z (1946) Ahlak, 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 40
1. Kısa Sınav 15
1. Performans Görevi (Seminer) 15
2. Performans Görevi (Seminer) 15
3. Performans Görevi (Seminer) 15
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 6 96
Mid-terms 1 15 15
Assignment 1 15 15
Performance Task (Laboratory) 1 15 15
Total Workload 189
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 7.56
dersAKTSKredisi 8