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Arda Denkel Festival at Boğaziçi University

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Arda Denkel Festival: December 1920, 2015

Arda Denkel was an excellent metaphysician and a profoundly influential figure in popularizing analytic philosophy in Turkey. Denkel was also a founding member of the Boğaziçi University Philosophy Department. Denkel died at 50, far too young, after battling brain cancer. To honor Denkel’s legacy, the Boğaziçi University Philosophy Department will host the Arda Denkel Festival on the 19th and 20th of this month. And it will institute an annual Arda Denkel Prize. The first of these Prizes will be awarded at this month’s Festival.

Both the speakers at the Festival and the winners of the Prize will be drawn from alumni of the Philosophy Department that Arda Denkel helped to create who have gone on to earn the PhD.

All are welcome. Registration is free—please email mark[dot]steen[at-symbol]boun.edu.tr if you wish to attend. The Festival Dinner will be free to all who register. All sessions are in New Hall 203 on Boğaziçi’s North Campus.

Festival Schedule:

Friday evening, December 18

Informal gathering at Keçi, near the University’s Etiler gate.

Saturday, December 19

10.00 – 11.15. Nazım Gökel. “The Lonely Walker’s Guide to Representation: Object, Representation and Mind”

11.30 – 12.45. Pakize Arıkan Sandıkcıoğlu. “Fineness of Grain of Perceptual Richness”


2.00 – 3.15. Nazif Muhtaroğlu. “Al-Bāqillānī’s Cosmological Argument From Agency”

3.30 – 4.45. Uygar Abacı. “Existence and Kant’s Revolutionary Theory of Modality”

5.00 – 6.15. Barış Şentuna. “Death as ‘So Near’ and Death as ‘So Far'”


8.30 – 10.00. Keynote talk. Çetin Eren

Sunday, December 20

10.30 – 11.45. Cem Şişkolar. “On the Content of Assertıons”


1.00 – 2.30. Keynote talk. Zeynep Direk

2.45 – 4.00. Alper Türken. “Hegel’s Logic of Ought and the Origins of Normativity”


conference organizer: Stephen Voss: shvoss[at-symbol]gmail.com



Written by markedwardsteen

December 14, 2015 at 10:34 am

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