Academic Catalog

PHIL344 PHILOSOPHY OF ARISTOTLE

Course Code: 2410344
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 4(4-0)
ECTS Credit: 6.0
Department: Philosophy
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. EREF HALL TURAN
Offered Semester: Fall or Spring Semesters.

Course Content

The course will be concerned with Aristotle`s most famous and influential work Metaphysics. After a brief introduction to Aristotle`s philosophy and its place in the history of ancient philosophy, we will pay particular attention to Aristotle`s conception of `first philosophy` as the most valuable and comprehensive of all sciences, the so-called `metaphysics`. We will trace how Aristotle explores the science that is devoted to the investigation of first causes, of Being as such and of the form of knowledge that deserves the title `wisdom`. Finally, we will consider Aristotle`s formulation of the fundamental metaphysical problems: the questions concerning the substance, the particular and the universal, form and matter, potentiality and actuality, and finally, the mover and the moved.