Academic Catalog

PHIL560 STUDIES IN POLITICAL PHIL.&ETHICS:CONTRACTARIANISM

Course Code: 2410560
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 8.0
Department: Philosophy
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Graduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. EREF HALL TURAN
Offered Semester: Fall or Spring Semesters.

Course Content

A study of the philosophical issues of the theories of “social contract”. The main topic of discussions is the concept of “agreement” (contract, compact and covenant) as one of the principal explanatory tools for political theory and ethics. The texts from which selections will be read are the writings of Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, David Hume, Jean Jacques Rousseau, Immanuel Kant and John Rawls.