Information Package / Course Catalogue
Critical Thinking
Course Code: FEL102
Course Type: Area Elective
Couse Group: First Cycle (Bachelor's Degree)
Education Language: Turkish
Work Placement: N/A
Theory: 2
Prt.: 0
Credit: 2
Lab: 0
ECTS: 3
Objectives of the Course

Attempts to find an answer to the question: ‘What is philosophy?’. Characteristics of philosophical knowledge that distinguish it from other forms of knowledge; principal fields of philosophy and their main problems.

Course Content

‘What is philosophy?’. Characteristics of philosophical knowledge that distinguish it from other forms of knowledge; principal fields of philosophy and their main problems.

Name of Lecturer(s)
Learning Outcomes
1. Comprehending meaning of philosophy
2.Knowing characteristic distinction of philosophy, science, religion and art.
3.Comprehending the philosophy of knowledge, ontology and epistemology and main problems.
4.Comprehending characteristics politics, law, history and science and linked with current problems.
5. Comprehending philosophical aspects of art, language and education.
6.Discussing on philosophical problems.
Recommended or Required Reading
1.Arslan, Ahmet, Felsefeye Giriş, Vadi Yayınları, Ankara, 2001.Anzenbacher, Arno, Einführung in die Philosophie, Herder Verlag, Freiburg, 2004.
2.Bowiee, G. Lee, Twenty Question: An Introduction to Philosophy, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, San Diego,1988.
3.Deleuze, G. ; Guattari F., Felsefe Nedir?, (Çev. T. Ilgaz), YKY, İstanbul, 1993.
4.Hermann Randall, Jr. & Buchler, Justus, Felsefeye Giriş, (Çev. A. Arslan), Ege Ü. Yay, İzmir, 1989
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week 1 - Theoretical
What is Philosophy?
Week 2 - Theoretical
Distinctions between philosophy, science, religion and art.
Week 3 - Theoretical
The question of knowledge in philosophy: Epistemology.
Week 4 - Theoretical
The question of being in philosophy: Ontology.
Week 5 - Theoretical
The question of god in philosophy: Proofs for the existence of god and Philosophy of Religion.
Week 6 - Theoretical
The question of good in philosophy: Morality and Ethics.
Week 7 - Theoretical
The question of state in philosophy: Political Philosophy.
Week 8 - Theoretical
Midterm
Week 9 - Theoretical
The question of rights in philosophy: Philosophy of Right.
Week 10 - Theoretical
Philosophy and history: Philosophy of History.
Week 11 - Theoretical
The question of beauty in philosophy: Aeshetics.
Week 12 - Theoretical
Philosophy and language: Philosophy of Language.
Week 13 - Theoretical
Philosophy and science: Philosophy of Science.
Week 14 - Theoretical
Philosophy of Education.
Week 15 - Theoretical
Why Philosophy?
Week 17 - Theoretical
Philosophical Anthropology.
Week 18 - Theoretical
Final
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Type of AssessmentCountPercent
Midterm Examination1%40
Final Examination1%60
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesCountPreparationTimeTotal Work Load (hours)
Lecture - Theory140228
Individual Work140228
Midterm Examination1516
Final Examination15510
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)72
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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OÇ-1
4
4
4
3
4
3
3
3
4
OÇ-2
4
4
4
3
4
3
3
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4
OÇ-3
4
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3
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3
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3
OÇ-5
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
OÇ-6
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
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