PHIL 243 Social and Political Philosophy I
Section : 3
2014-2015 Fall
Name of Lecturer : Instructor Aynur Kadıoğlu
E-mail address : aynurk@bilkent.edu.tr
Ext. : 2821
Office :
Name of Lecturer : Asst. Prof. John Woods III
E-mail address : john.woods@bilkent.edu.tr
Ext. : 2860
Office : 129B
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Assessment Methods
Assessment Method(%) Contribution to Final GradeDate Week
Essay20 10
Essay25 15
In-class participation20 15
Essay15 5
Final:Essay/written20 15

Minimum Requirements to Qualify for the Final Exam
1. They cannot obtain a grade above 58 in the Philosophy part of the course irrespective of their score on the Philosophy final exam.

2. Or, their total grade for the English part of the course is 58 or below.



Course Contents
Week : 1
Introduction -- Critical Thinking, Arguments, Reading Philosophy

Additional Information: No Reading
Week : 2
Socrates -- The Man and the Method

Additional Information: Apology and Euthyphro
Week : 3
Socrates -- Deference to the Law, Just and Unjust Laws

Additional Information: Crito
Week : 4
Plato -- What is Justice?

Additional Information: Republic: Book 1
Week : 5
Plato -- The City/Soul Analogy

Additional Information: Republic: Books 2-4
Week : 6
Plato -- The City/Soul Analogy Continued

Additional Information: Republic: Books 2-4
Week : 7
Plato -- Justice and Happiness (εὐδαιμονία)

Additional Information: Republic: Book 9
Week : 8
Aristotle -- εὐδαιμονία and Function

Additional Information: Aristotle: Nichomachean Ethics, Book 1
Week : 9
Aristotle -- Virtue and the Mean

Additional Information: Aristotle: Nichomachean Ethics, Book 2
Week : 10
Aristotle -- Impediments to Virtue

Additional Information: Aristotle: Nichomachean Ethics, Book 7
Week : 11
Aristotle -- Friendship

Additional Information: Aristotle: Nichomachean Ethics, Book 8
Week : 12
Cicero -- The Honorable, the Beneficial, and conflicts between the two

Additional Information: Cicero: On Duties, Books 1-2
Week : 13
Cicero -- The Identity of the Honorable and the Beneficial

Additional Information: Cicero: On Duties, Book 3
Week : 14
Aquinas -- Obedience

Additional Information: Aquinas: Political Writings, Chapter 2.
Week : 15
Final Exams : 03.01.2015 - 11.01.2015

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