Traces left by Levinas: Is "humanism of the other" possible?

Çelik, Sinan Kadir


Integrating Epistemological Perspectives on Chemistry in Chemical Education: The Cases of Concept Duality, Chemical Language, and Structural Explanations
Kaya, Ebru; Erduran, Sibel (2013-07-01)
In this paper, we trace the work of some philosophers of chemistry to draw some implications for the improvement of chemical education. We examine some key features of chemical knowledge, and how these features are relevant for school chemistry teaching and learning. In particular, we examine Laszlo's (Foundations of Chemistry 1:225-238, 1999) notion of concept duality, Jacob's (HYLE-International Journal for Philosophy of Chemistry 7:31-50, 2001) descriptions of chemical language and Goodwin's (Foundations...
Nietzsche’s perspectivist epistemology : epistemological implications of will to power
Soysal, Soner; Turan, Şeref Halil; Department of Philosophy (2007)
The aim of this study is to examine the relation between Nietzsche’s perspectivism and his doctrine of the will to power and to show that perspectivism is almost a direct and natural consequence of the doctrine of the will to power. Without exploring the doctrine, it is not possible to understand what Nietzsche’s perspectivism is and what he trying to do by proposing it as an alternative to traditional epistemology. To this aim, firstly, Nietzsche’s doctrine of the will to power is explained in detail. Next...
Art(s) of becoming: performative encounters in contemporary political art
Akkın, İbrahim Okan; Parkan, Barış; Department of Philosophy (2017)
This thesis analyses Deleuze & Guattari’s notion of becoming through certain performative encounters in contemporary political art, and re-conceptualizes them as “art(s) of becoming”. Art(s) of becoming are actualizations of a non-representational –minoritarian– mode of becoming and creation as well as the political actions of fleeing quanta. The theoretical aim of the study is, on the one hand, to explain how Platonic Idealism is overturned by Deleuze’s reading of Nietzsche and Leibniz, and on the other ha...
Meaning of life as a mental concept
Aydoğan, Cevriye Arzu; Sayan, Erdinç; Department of Philosophy (2010)
What is the meaning of life? This has been one of the major questions of philosophy for centuries; from Socrates to Nietzsche and from Tolstoy to the famous comedy writers’ group Monty Python. People from diverse intellectual backgrounds asked what the meaning of life is. Although there are doubts that this question is now outdated, meaning of life seems to me still an intriguing subject. In this thesis I argue that life’s meaning must be discussed according to two different notions. One of these notions is...
On an insufficient argument against sufficient reason
Vallicella, WF (Wiley, 1997-04-01)
In one of its versions, the principle of sufficient reason maintains that every true proposition has a sufficient reason for its truth. Recently, a number of philosophers have argued against the principle on the ground that there are propositions such as the conjunction of all truths that are ‘too big’ to have a sufficient reason. The task of this article is to show that such maximal propositions pose no threat to the principle. According to what is perhaps the most ‘popular’ version of the principle to suf...
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S. K. Çelik, “Traces left by Levinas: Is “humanism of the other” possible?,” 2005, vol. 93, p. 269, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: