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Lesson Information

Course Credit 2.0
Course ECTS Credit 4.0
Teaching Language of Instruction Türkçe
Level of Course Bachelor's Degree, TYYÇ: Level 6, EQF-LLL: Level 6, QF-EHEA: First Cycle
Type of Course Compulsory
Mode of Delivery Face-to-face
Does the course require compulsory or optional work experience? Z
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Instructor (s) Assist. Prof. Dr. UĞUR DOLGUN|Prof. Dr. VECDİ AKYÜZ
Course Assistant

Purpose and Content

The aim of the course The objective of this course is to attain a philosophical view on law by identifying philosophy of law and the main study areas of philosophy of law.
Course Content In this course unit the characteristics of science and philosophy and the relationship between them are explained. The value of justice, which comprises the cultural function of law, is analyzed and justice is dealt with as a moral value. The course discusses what morality is and the significance of justice among moral values.

Weekly Course Subjects

1Science, the Nature of Science and the Relationship between Science and Philosophy
2Philosophy of Law
3Philosophy of Law in Classical Greek Thought, Sophists, Socrates.
4Platon, Aristotle, End of Classical Age, Epicurus, Zeno of Citium
5Medieval Philosopy, Thomas Aquinas, Farabi
6Renaissance, Modern Era, Social Contract Thinkers, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau.
7Hume, Kant.
8Historical School of Law, Savigny; Pragmatist Anglo-Sakson Thinking, Bentham, Austin
9Hegel, Marks, Kelsen
10Renaissance of Natural Law, Radbruch
11Lega Realism, American and Scandinavian Realism, Jorgensen.
12Hart, Dworkin, Husserl, Rawls.
13Nozick, Habermas, Finnis.
14Problematic Philosopy of Law, The Ontology of Law, Legal Epistomology, Legal Axiology


1-Yasemin Işıktaç, Hukuk Felsefesi, İstanbul, Filiz Kitabevi, 2006, İstanbul.
2- Ernest Hirş, Hukuk Felsefesi ve Sosyolojisi Dersleri.
3- Ülker Gürkan, Hukuk Sosyolojisine Giriş