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 Joseph Wright of Derby (1734–1797), A
                          Philosopher Giving a Lecture on the Orrery, in
                          which a Lamp is put in place of the Sun, c.
                          1766, Derby Museum and Art Gallery

About the Department

Since its inception in 2002, the department of philosophy has become a center of excellence in philosophical education and research, and has a distinguished record of published philosophy papers per faculty member in high ranking international journals, and books with international publishers. The department is ranked #1 in Turkey in terms of publications and citations.

We are an internationally diverse department with nine different nationalities represented among our faculty. Members of the department received their doctoral degrees from internationally renowned universities.

Our research focuses on central areas of analytic philosophy: metaphysics and philosophy of mind, and social and political philosophy. We also have strengths in the history of philosophy.

We offer a B.A. degree and a M.A. degree in philosophy. We also have a philosophy minor program for Bilkent students majoring in non-philosophy subjects.

If you want to find out what the official Bilkent University catalog says about us, click here.


Applications for Masters in Philosophy

We are now accepting  applications for the M.A. in Philosophy (for those starting the degree in Spring 2017).

Up to five successful applicants will have the opportunity to spend a semester at Australian National University.  In addition successful applicants will receive a comprehensive scholarship (tuition waiver, accommodation and stipend).

The philosophy department at Bilkent is ranked #1 in Turkey for research. Our research focuses on central areas of analytic philosophy: metaphysics and philosophy of mind, and social and political philosophy. We also have strengths in the history of philosophy.

This is a two year masters that includes coursework and a thesis. The language of instruction for all courses is English.

Admission requirements and online application can be found here. *

Philosophy and non-philosophy majors are encouraged to apply. We also warmly welcome applications from international students.

* International students may take the written exam remotely and complete the interview via skype.


New Appointments

Nazım Keven (PhD, WUSTL Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology Program) - Nazım's main area of research is the philosophy of mind, with a particular focus on the nature of memory, reasoning, emotions and the self. He has a forthcoming target article in Behavioral and Brain Sciences, as well as articles in Synthese and Hippocampus.

David Kovacs (PhD, Cornell) - David's primary area of research is metaphysics and philosophy of mind. He has publications in Mind, Philosophical Quarterly, and Ratio.

Rina Tzinman (PhD, Miami) - Rina's main area of research is metaphysics and philosophy of mind, with a particular emphasis on person identity.


Contact Information

Detailed Bilkent information for visitors here.

Telephone: 90-312-2901072
FAX: 90-312-2664528
Postal address: Department of Philosophy, H249, Bilkent University, Bilkent, Ankara 06800, Turkey
Electronic mail: phil[at]bilkent[dot]edu[dot]tr



 

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