Institute of Graduate Studies

History and Philosophy of Science

About the Program:

This program aims to strengthen the basic knowledge and methods taught in the bachelor’s degree in philosophy, especially in their application and to help student in their quest to become specialists in philosophy-science. Courses taught are in the form of seminars with a small number of students. The application of methods include research, literature review, philosophical reading, preparation of academic texts, presentations and debates, with the prepared texts being evaluated together with mid-term and final examinations. For graduation, a master’s thesis must be prepared and defended. The program aims to prepare the student to express a certain philosophical position in written and oral formats and also to obtain necessary qualifications and experience in philosophical writing to move on to PhD degree, where the student is expected to develop an original hypothesis.

Conditions of Acceptance:

  1. For entry to the Master’s program (with thesis), a bachelor’s degree from a Turkish university or a university that YÖK recognizes.
  2. ALES examination or its equivalent (at least 65 pts)
  3. Foreign Language Proficiency in one of languages required by YÖK via language examinations by ÖSYM (at least 60 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 adequate knowledge of main problems and subdisciplines of philosophy
  • Have adequate knowledge of philosophical problems, main philosophical figures and their relations to historico-social realm
  • Be knowledgeable about the relation of philosophical theoretical knowledge to various related disciplines to bring about new perspectives
  • Be able to independently conduct research on a particular area of philosophy that requires expertise
  • Be able to conduct interdisciplinary research with full-specialized knowledge
  • Be able to communicate specialist knowledge to non-specialists
  • Has sufficient knowledge of at least one source language of philosophy at the European Language Portfolio B2 Level
  • Be able to analyze historically and thematically the approaches to philosophical problems
  • Be able to employ philosophical knowledge in problem-solving and interdisciplinary studies

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  Scientific Proficiency


First Term Courses

Code

Name

Compulsory/ Selective

Theoretical

Applied

Credit

EKTS

FEL801

History of Ancient and Medieval Philosophy

C

3

0

3

4

FEL803

History of Islamic Philosophy

C

3

0

3

4

FEL 805

Classical Logic

C

3

0

3

4

FEL 101

Introduction to Philosophy

C

3

0

3

4

TOTAL

12

0

12

16

Second Term Courses

Code

Name

Compulsory/ Selective

Theoretical

Applied

Credit

EKTS

FEL 802

Ontology

C

3

0

3

4

FEL 804

Epistemology

C

3

0

3

4

FEL806

History of Modern Philosophy

C

3

0

3

4

FEL808

 Values of Ethics- Aesthetics

C

3

0

3

4

FEL810

History of Turkish Philosophy

C

3

0

3

4

TOTAL

15

0

15

20

Curriculum of  Course Period- First Term

Code

Name

Compulsory/ Selective

Theoretical

Applied

Credit

EKTS

FELSF 501

Methods of Scientific Research

C

3

0

3

4

FELSF 503

Examination of Plato

E

3

0

3

4

FELSF 505

Examination of Aristotle

E

3

0

3

4

FELSF 507

Ancient Philosophy Readings

E

3

0

3

4

FELSF 509

Medieval Philosophy Reading

E

3

0

3

4

FELSF 511

Examination of Thomas Aquinas

E

3

0

3

4

FELSF 513

Modern Philosophy Readings

E

3

0

3

4

FELSF 515

German Idealism Readings

E

3

0

3

4

FELSF 517

English Empricism Readings

E

3

0

3

4

FELSF 519

Critical Philosophy and Frankfurt School Readings

E

3

0

3

4

FELSF 521

Analytical Philosophy Readings

E

3

0

3

4

FELSF 523

Contemporary French Philosophy Readings

E

3

0

3

4

FELSF 525

Existentialism Readings

E

3

0

3

4

FELSF 527

Contemporary Philosophy Readings

E

3

0

3

4

FELSF 529

Pragmaticism Readings

E

3

0

3

4

FELSF 531

Feminism Readings

E

3

0

3

4

FELSF 533

Postmodernism Readings

E

3

0

3

4

FELSF 535

Philosophy of Biology Readings

E

3

0

3

4

FELSF 537

History of Logic Readings

E

3

0

3

4

FELSF 539

History of Metaphysics Readings

E

3

0

3

4

FELSF 541

Ancient Greek Philosophy Readings I

E

3

0

3

4

FELSF 543

Latin Philosophy Readings I

E

3

0

3

4

Curriculum of  Course Period- Second Term

Code

Name

Compulsory/ Selective

Theoretical

Applied

Credit

EKTS

FELSF 500

Seminar

C

-

-

-

4

FELSF 502

Examination of Descartes, Spinoza an Leibniz

E

3

0

3

4

FELSF 504

Examination of Locke, Berkeley ve Hume

E

3

0

3

4

FELSF 506

Examination of Immanuel Kant

E

3

0

3

4

FELSF 508

Examination of Edmund Husserl

E

3

0

3

4

FELSF 510

Ontology Readings

E

3

0

3

4

FELSF 512

Epistemology Readings

E

3

0

3

4

FELSF 514

Philosophy of Value Readings

E

3

0

3

4

FELSF 516

Philosophy of Science Readings

E

3

0

3

4

FELSF 518

Phenomenology Readings

E

3

0

3

4

FELSF 520

Aesthetic Readings

E

3

0

3

4

FELSF 522

Philosophy of History Readings

E

3

0

3

4

FELSF 524

Philosophy of Environment Readings

E

3

0

3

4

FELSF 526

Cognitive Philosophy Readings

E

3

0

3

4

FELSF 528

Applied Ethics Readings

E

3

0

3

4

FELSF 530

Philosophy of Logic Readings

E

3

0

3

4

FELSF 532

Technology and Philosophy Readings

E

3

0

3

4

FELSF 534

Philosophy of Religion Readings

E

3

0

3

4

FELSF 536

Philosophy of Law Readings

E

3

0

3

4

FELSF 538

Philosophy of Gender Readings

E

3

0

3

4

FELSF 540

Poetry and Philosophy Readings

E

3

0

3

4

FELSF 542

Philosophy of Evil Readings

E

3

0

3

4

FELSF 544

Philosophical Anthropology Readings

E

3

0

3

4

FELSF 546

Ancient Greek Philosophy Readings II

E

3

0

3

4

FELSF 548

Latin Philosophy Readings II

E

3

0

3

4

Conditions of Graduation:

For those who have completed or is not required to complete Scientific Proficiency course, to have passed courses taken during the 2-term period and to have completed a master’s thesis

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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