First Cycle - Faculty of Arts and Sciences - German Language and Literature
Y : Year of Study S : Semester
Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course Y S ECTS
ALM318 History of Thought II Compulsory 3 6 3
Objectives of the Course
The objective and aim of the course “History of Thought II” is to provide the students with the relevant role of the discussions about concepts of “time” starting with ancient western and world philosophy systems and their reflections in visual and literary art.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Assoc. Prof. Dr. MÜZEYYEN EGE
Learning Outcomes
1 Students are able to analyse and discuss the reflections of philosophical concepts of time in visual and literary art.
2 Students are able to follow changes in philosophical concepts of time at different periods
3 Students are able to apply a scientific view to these concepts
4 Students are able to examine and discuss the concepts of time in ancient philosophy systems
Mode of Delivery
Formal Education
Recommended Optional Programme Components
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week Theoretical Practice Laboratory
1 Introduction: „Time“ and „Calendar“
2 The time consciousness in Ancient Egypt / The gods of Ancient Greece and their time concepts.
3 Socrates- Platon – Aristotle and “time”
4 Marc Aurel – Thoughts about time of Augustinus
5 Philosophers of the modern times: Immanuel Kant – Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
6 Philosophers of the modern times: Arthur Schopenhauer – Friedrich Nietzsche
7 Summary and Evaluation
8 Midterm
9 The 20th Century: Elan Vital (Bergson) and the “space” concept by Hanna Arendt
10 Philosophic-religious time consciousness : Buddhism
11 Filmanalysis and -discussion
12 Ideas of time in arts: Laokoon , Sartre and the Sisyphus-myth.
13 The idea of time in modern painting and literature
14 Reflexions about time in linguistics
15 Filmanalysis and –discussion
16 Study week
17 Exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Götze, Lutz (2004): Zeitkulturen. Gedanken über die Zeit in den Kulturen. Peter Lang: Frankfurt am Main Reinhard, Wolfgang (2004): Lebensformen Europas. Eine historische Kulturanthropologie. Beck: München, S. 394-601. Rüpke, Jörg (2006): Zeit und Fest. Eine Kulturgeschichte des Kalenders. Beck: München Dünne, Jörg/ Stephan Günzel (Hrsg.) (2006): Raumtheorie. Grundlagentexte aus Philosophie und Kulturwissenschaften. Suhrkamp: Frankfurt a. M. Mainzer, Klaus (2005): Zeit. Von der Urzeit zur Computerzeit. Beck: München. Arslan, C. Hakan (1992): Zaman’in kültürleri. Agac Yayincilik: Istanbul.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
plenary session - presentation
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Midterm Exam1100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Exam1100
Language of Instruction
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Work Placement(s)
Workload Calculation
Activities Number Time (hours) Total Work Load (hours)
Theoretical 14 1 14
Pre Class Self Study 14 1 14
Post Class Self Study 14 1 14
Midterm Preparation 1 16 16
Final Preparation 1 16 16
Research Presentation 1 1 1
Other 1 16 16
Total 46 52 91
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