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
and books with international
publishers. The department is ranked
#1 in Turkey in terms of publications
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
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 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
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.
requirements and online application can be
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
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.
Kovacs (PhD, Cornell) - David's primary
area of research is metaphysics and philosophy
of mind. He has publications in Mind,
Rina Tzinman (PhD, Miami) - Rina's main area
of research is metaphysics and philosophy of
mind, with a particular emphasis on person