Institute of Graduate Studies

History and Philosophy of Science

About the Program:

The PhD program is designed for students who aims to work and publish academically their philosophy-science studies and who seeks after solutions for philosophical problems that accompany their personal intellectual lives. Courses taught are in the form of seminars with a small number of students. In the initial part of the program the students are required to take courses, encouraged to publish their studies and write summary/interpretative papers on at least one third of the works on the relevant reading list. The seminars include readings, writing of papers and preparation of presentations and debates. Upon completion of the qualifications exams, the dissertation proposal prepared by the student is to be defended before and approved by the relevant commission   (Rigorosum). The program aims to enhance students with the capabilities to independently conduct systematic/methodological research in philosophy-science, and to contribute to the academic world by way of publishing the results of their studies.

Conditions of Acceptance:

  1. For entry to the PhD program (with thesis), a bachelor’s/master’s degree from a Turkish university or a university that YÖK recognizes.
  2. ALES examination or its equivalent (at least 70 pts)
  3. Foreign Language Proficiency in one of languages required by YÖK via language examinations by ÖSYM (at least 65 pts)
  4. Evaluation and Placement: 50% of ALES pts; 20% of bachelor’s degree gpa; 30% of Departmental interview and/or written examination; the total must at least be 65.

Capabilities the programs aims for the graduate to obtain:

  • Have in-depth knowledge of main problems and subdisciplines of philosophy
  • Have extensive knowledge of primary and secondary literature, both national and international, on area of specialization
  • Be able to evaluate and employ contemporary discussions in philosophy
  • Be able to publish in national and international scientific media
  • Be able to conduct interdisciplinary research with full-specialized knowledge
  • Has sufficient knowledge of at least one source language of philosophy at the European Language Portfolio C1 Level
  • Be able to work with/for bodies, institutions, etc. whose domains have  influence  on philosophy and its problems

Teaching Faculty:

Prof. Dr. İhsan FAZLIOĞLU

Prof. Dr. Mehmet Oktay TAFTALI

Assoc. Prof. Özkan GÖZEL

Assist. Prof. Yaylagül CERAN KARATAŞ

Assist. Prof. Ferhat YÖNEY

Assist. Prof. Nihal Petek BOYACI GÜLENÇ

Assist. Prof. İhsan Berk ÖZCANGİLLER

Assoc. Prof. Eşref ALTAŞ

Assist. Prof. Mehmet ÖZTURAN

Assist. Prof. İbrahim Halil ÜÇER

Assist. Prof. İlker KÖMBE

Assist. Prof. Mehmet Zahit TİRYAKİ

Assist. Prof. Harun KUŞLU

Curriculum of  Course Period- First Term

Code

Name

Compulsory/ Selective

Theoretical

Applied

Credit

EKTS

FELSF 701

Methods of Scientific Research İn Philosophy

C

3

-

3

4

FELSF 703

Ancient Philosophy Readings: Plato, Aristotle

E

3

-

3

4

FELSF 705

Hellenistic Philosophy Readings: Plotinus

E

3

-

3

4

FELSF 707

Medieval Philosophy Readings: Thomas Aquinas

E

3

-

3

4

FELSF 709

Modern Philosophy Readings: Descartes, Locke, Leibniz, Spınoza, Hume, Kant

E

3

-

3

4

FELSF 711

Modern Philosophy Readings: Hegel, Marx, Heidegger, Whitehead

E

3

-

3

4

FELSF 713

Earlier German Romanticism Readings: Schlegel, Holderlin, Schelling and Schleiermacher

E

3

-

3

4

FELSF 715

Contemporary Philosophy Readings: Husserl, Quine, Davidson

E

3

-

3

4

FELSF 717

Logicist Positivism Readings

E

3

-

3

4

FELSF 719

Contemporary Philosophy of Morals Readings

E

3

-

3

4

FELSF 721

Contemporary American Philosophy

E

3

-

3

4

FELSF 723

Theories of Contemporary Feminism

E

3

-

3

4

FELSF 725

Contemporary Philosophy of Nature

E

3

-

3

4

FELSF 727

Theories of Aesthetic

E

3

-

3

4

FELSF 729

Phenomenology

E

3

-

3

4

FELSF 731

Philosophy in Ancient Greek I

E

3

-

3

4

FELSF 733

Philosophy in Latin  I

E

3

-

3

4

TOTAL

39

0

39

52

Second Term

Dersin Kodu

Dersin Adı

Zorunlu/ Seçmeli

Teorik

Uygulama

Kredi

AKTS

FELSF 700

Seminar

C

3

-

-

4

FELSF 702

Theories of Ontology

E

3

-

3

4

FELSF 704

Theories of Epistemology

E

3

-

3

4

FELSF 706

Theories of Value-Science

E

3

-

3

4

FELSF 708

Philosophy of Science

E

3

-

3

4

FELSF 710

Contemporary Theories of Thought-Science

E

3

-

3

4

FELSF 712

Contemporary Theories of Metaphysics

E

3

-

3

4

FELSF 714

Theories of Philosophy of Human

E

3

-

3

4

FELSF 716

Philosophy of History

E

3

-

3

4

FELSF 718

Philosophy of Language

E

3

-

3

4

FELSF 720

Philosophy of Gender

E

3

-

3

4

FELSF 722

Philosophy of Mathematics

E

3

-

3

4

FELSF 724

Philosophy of Logic

E

3

-

3

4

FELSF 726

Artificial Intelligence and Philosophy of Mind

E

3

-

3

4

FELSF 728

Philosophy of Law and Human Rights

E

3

-

3

4

FELSF 730

Political Philosophy

E

3

-

3

4

FELSF 732

Rhetorics and Poetica

E

3

-

3

4

FELSF 734

Philosophy of Evolution and Epigenetic

E

3

-

3

4

FELSF 736

Phenomenology of Communication and Media

E

3

3

4

FELSF 738

Philosophy in Ancient Greek II

E

3

3

4

FELSF 740

Philosophy in Latin  I

E

3

-

3

4

TOTAL

63

0

60

89

Conditions of Graduation:

Students pass courses taken during a 2-term period and take the doctorate qualifications examinartion, upon the successful completion of which the student has to write and successfully defend their dissertation.

Employment Prospects:

The program is designed for those who aim to be academics and specialists. In this respect, the graduates can seek academic job or related specialist positions in various institutions

Communication:

Research Assist. Dr. Esma KAYAR

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