Hesperus is Bosphorus

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Anglophone philosophy in Turkey

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Here’s some information and links about Anglophone philosophy in Turkey. I will add a bit more information about my department in the comments section below, and philosophers from other departments should feel free to add information about their departments as well. If there are any departments that you think I should include, but have not, send me an email and I’ll add a link.

There are now (as far as I know) seven English language philosophy departments inTurkey:

(1) Boğaziçi University

(2) Middle East Technical University 

(3) Bilkent University 

(4) Yeditepe University

(5) Koç University

(6) Fatih University

(7) Bahçeşehir University

There is also an MA programme in Philosophy and Social Thought at:

(8) Bilgi University

There are also plans for new departments at:

(9) Istanbul Technical University

(10) Istanbul Şehir University

In addition there are a number of philosophers (working mainly on political philosophy and philosophy of science) at Sabanci University.

There are many philosophers working in English at various Turkish language philosophy departments, for example, at Muğla University.

There is also a Francophone department at Galatasaray University.


Written by Lucas Thorpe

February 15, 2012 at 8:23 pm

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  1. Lucas

    As far as I know Sehir has cancelled its plans to open a philosophy department

    ITU will very probably open a philosophy BA in Autumn on 2013 within the Department of Humanities and Social Science. A separate Department of Philosophy will open during the process of going though the BA program, then opening MA and doctoral programs.


    February 23, 2012 at 7:20 am

  2. There are 7 0f us teaching philosophy at within the Department of Humanities and Social Science at ITU.


    February 23, 2012 at 7:24 am

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