Institute of Graduate Studies

İslamic and Turkish Philosophy

About the Program:

To understand today’s thought, to define and solve contemporary problems, and to propose newer problems, it is necessary to re-discover our tradition of thinking. The discovery of traditions of thinking that have emerged in Islamic and Turkish realm, the understanding of the fundamentals, the establishment of founding philosophers and their thoughts and literature are among the main areas of investigation in this program. In Turkey and in the world at large, the level of awareness of the importance of Islamic and Turkish philosophy and the interest of young scholars in this area are growing. 

The interest in our program comes from the graduates of various disciplines mainly philosophy and history of science but also theology, history, human sciences, philology, (incl. those who master  Arabic, Persian, Ottoman Turkish and English). By virtue of its experienced and dynamic faculty, the sub-department of Islamic and Turkish Philosophy is among the top institutions of its area.

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

FELİF 501

Methods of Scientific Research

C

3

0

3

4

FELİF 503

Introduction to Islamic Philosophy: Periods and Problems

E

3

0

3

4

FELİF 505

Classical “Science of Thinking”

E

3

0

3

4

FELİF 507

Islamic Ethics

E

3

0

3

4

FELİF 509

Theory of Classical “Nafs”

E

3

0

3

4

FELİF 511

Islamic Ontology

E

3

0

3

4

FELİF 513

Studies of Contemporary Islamic Philosophy

E

3

0

3

4

FELİF 515

Neo-Platonism

E

3

0

3

4

FELİF 517

Philosophy of Avicenna

E

3

0

3

4

FELİF 519

Turkish Intellectual History

E

3

0

3

4

FELİF 521

Classical Turkish Philosophy Reading I

E

3

0

3

4

FELİF 523

Classical Arabic Philosophy Reading I

E

3

0

3

4

FELİF 525

Classical Persian Philosophy Reading I

E

3

0

3

4

Second Term

Code

Name

Compulsory/ Selective

Theoretical

Applied

Credit

EKTS

FELİF 500

Seminar

C

-

-

-

4

FELİF 502

History of Classical Islamic Science

E

3

0

3

4

FELİF 504

Relations of Usûl -Kalam-Philosophy

E

3

0

3

4

FELİF 506

Islamic Political Science

E

3

0

3

4

FELİF 508

Islamic Epitemology

E

3

0

3

4

FELİF 510

Islamic Philosophy of Art

E

3

0

3

4

FELİF 512

Avicennian Philosophy

E

3

0

3

4

FELİF 514

Islamic Philosophy in Andalusia: Ibn Tufail, Ibn Bajja, Averroes, Maimonides

E

3

0

3

4

FELİF 516

Contemporary Problems in Islamic Philosophy

E

3

0

3

4

FELİF 518

History of Turkish Metaphysics: Philosophers and Texts

E

3

0

3

4

FELİF 520

Classical Turkish Philosophy Reading II

E

3

0

3

4

FELİF 522

Classical Arabic Philosophy Reading II

E

3

0

3

4

FELİF 524

Classical Persian Philosophy Reading 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:

Assoc. Prof. Eşref Altaş