The theory of political obligation in hobbes

Çulha, Filiz


The problem of self-knowledge in Kant's critique of pure reason
Haşar, Ekim; Çırakman, Elif; Department of Philosophy (2010)
The self-knowledge has been a central problem throughout the history of philosophy, but it has remained, as Kant also declares, as the ―most difficult‖ of all tasks of reason. In this study, I scrutinize the grounds of this difficulty and search for the answers to the question ―what can we comprehend about the notion of self from a Kantian standpoint?‖ In this respect, this study is a reading of Kant‘s Critique of Pure Reason with the focus of the problem of self-knowledge. We can see that this concept has ...
The theory of passions in cartesian philosophy
Aksoy, Işıl; Turan, Şeref Halil; Department of Philosophy (2006)
The aim of this thesis is to investigate the passions in Cartesian philosophy. It analyses the nature, characteristics and the causes of passions as discussed by Descartes in his correspondence with Princess Elizabeth and his last book The Passions of the Soul (Les passions de l’âme). This thesis purports to explain Descartes’ ethical view by examining the physical mechanism of the passions and their relation to the soul. The reason, will and their essential roles in Cartesian ethics are discussed.
The role of symbolic presentation in Kant's theory of taste
Rueger, A; Evren, S (Oxford University Press (OUP), 2005-07-01)
Beauty, or at least natural beauty, is famously a symbol of the morally good in Kant's theory of taste. Natural beauty is also, we argue, a symbol of the systematicity of nature. This symbolic connection of beauty and systematicity in nature sheds light on the relation between the principles underlying the use of reflecting judgement. The connection also motivates a more general interpretive proposal: the fact that the imagination can symbolize ideas plays a crucial role in the theory of taste; it is the me...
The idea of universality of ethical norms in Ghazali and Immanuel Kant
Abdullah, M. Amin; Açıkgenç, Alparslan; Department of Philosophy (1990)
The Concept of disinterestedness in modern philosophy of art: Kant, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, and Heidegger
Akkökler Karatekeli, Büşra; Turan, Şeref Halil; Department of Philosophy (2016)
This thesis aims to investigate the concept of disinterestedness in the modern philosophy of art. To this end, I firstly attempt to elucidate how this concept is described and gained its specific meaning in Kant. Then, I focus on Schopenhauer’s salient contribution to the discussion of aesthetic disinterestedness – thought along with his metaphysics –, namely the body, and attempt to bring into view the relation between the body and aesthetic disinterestedness. In the following, I investigate how Nietzsche’...
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F. Çulha, “The theory of political obligation in hobbes,” Middle East Technical University, 1990.