Academic Catalog

PHIL215 PHILOSOPHICAL PRACTICE

Course Code: 2410215
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 5.0
Department: Philosophy
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. EREF HALL TURAN
Offered Semester: Fall Semesters.

Course Content

Many of the philosophical schools of antiquity saw philosophy as the art of living rather than merely teaching abstract theory or the exegesis of texts. Philosophical practice is an attempt by philosophers to return philosophy to its ancient and practical roots. The course, therefore, is an inquiry into the role of philosophy in our daily life. For this purpose ideas of of great philosophers from Pythagoras to Postmodenism are discussed and moral, aesthetic and political implications of their views of philosophy and practice are studied and criticized.