Training Plans

Course Code Course Type ECTS Semester Year Level of Course Unit Mode of Delivery Language of Instruction
630702015022000 Zorunlu 6.00 2 1 0 0 İngilizce

Objectives of the Course

This course examines the question of political regime in the context of modern political thought and its critics.

Name of Lecturer(s)

Doç. Dr. Koray Tütüncü

Prerequisites and co-requisities

None

Recommended Optional Programme Components

None

Course Contents

This course elaborates modern natural right and its critics starting from Rousseau, Hume, Burke, Kant, Hegel and Nietzsche through contemporary critic of modernist political outlook in the writings of Leo Strauss, McIntyre, Arendt, Rawls, Habermas, Nozick, Hayek, Berlin, Rorty, Barber, Pettit, Skinner, Taylor, Sandel and Kymlicka.

Recommended or Required Reading

Selected readings from Rousseau, Hume, Burke, Kant, Hegel, Nietzsche, Strauss, McIntyre, Arendt, Rawls, Habermas, Nozick, Hayek, Berlin, Rorty, Barber, Pettit, Skinner, Sandel and Kymlicka.

Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Assessment Methods and Criteria

Term (or Year) Learning Activities Quantity Mean Percentage
Midterm Examination150
Attending Lectures125
Reading125
TOTAL: 100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities Quantity Mean Percentage
Final Examination150
Writing Paper150
TOTAL: 100

Work Placement(s)

None

Workload Calculation

Activities Count Duration (hrs) Total Workload
Midterm Examination140.040.0
Final Examination160.060.0
Attending Lectures120.020.0
Writing Paper140.040.0
Reading120.020.0
TOTAL: 180

Course Weekly Program

week: Activity P L
1Modern Natural Right and Modern Political Regime
2The Critique of Modern Natural Right I: Rousseau
3The Critique of Modern Natural Right II: Kant and Hegel
4The Critique of Modern Natural Right III: Marx and Nietzsche
5Modern Political Thought after Holocaust I: Leo Strauss
6Modern Political Thought after Holocaust II: Alasdair MacIntrye
7Modern Political Thought after Holocaust III: Hannah Arendt
8Mid-Term Break
9Modern Political Thought after Holocaust IV: Berlin and Rorty
10Modern Political Thought after Holocaust V: Hayek and Nozick
11Modern Political Thought after Holocaust VI: Barber, Pettit and Skinner
12Modern Political Thought after Holocaust VII: Rawls ve Habermas
13Modern Political Thought after Holocaust VIII: Sandel ve Taylor
14General Evaluation
15
16

Learning Outcomes & Contribution to Program Outcomes

Learning Outcomes Program Outcomes
Students understand the question of political regime in the modern political thought.
Students read the basic texts of modern natural right and its critics.
Students read the basic texts of contemporary critics of modern political thought.

1 Very Low
2Low
3 Medium
4High
5 Very High