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The language-thought relationship on the basis of precedence of thought over language
Arısoy, Elif; Grünberg, David; Department of Philosophy (2021-8)
The aim of this thesis is to examine the relationship between language and thought on the basis of the claim that thought precedes language. The claim is meant that the processes of thought might occasionally be possible w...
The value of sociability in Rousseau, Hegel, and Nietzsche
Karatekeli, Emre; Turan, Şeref Halil; Department of Philosophy (2021-5)
This thesis investigates the political philosophies of Rousseau, Hegel, and Nietzsche, as regards the relation between sociability and freedom. Firstly, I argue that Rousseau’s fundamental view undergoes a drastic shift in...
Minority rights and public autonomy: A nonculturalist argument for accommodating ethno-cultural diversity
Karademir, Aret (2021-04-01)
Ethno-cultural minority rights have been regarded as a part of human rights since the last decade of the twentieth century. These rights are often formulated in predominantly culturalist terms. Citing the importance of cul...
Understanding As Listening: Dostoevsky Influence on Bakhtinian Philosophy
Kocaoğlu, Deniz; Turan, Şeref Halil; Department of Philosophy (2021-3-11)
The primary purpose of this study is to reveal the difference between early and later philosophy of Mikhail Mikhailovich Bakhtin in terms of his ideas on the nature of intersubjective relationships. The main claim is that ...
Amartya Sen‘s capability approach and its relation with John Rawls‘ justice as fairness.
Esmer, Songül; Turan, Şeref Halil; Department of Philosophy (2021-3-10)
This thesis aims to examineAmartya Sen‘s capability approach and its relation with John Rawls‘ ―justice as fairness.‖In order to reveal Sen‘s capability approach,John Rawls‘ justice as fairnessis explained a...
Agency, Causation, and Empiricism
Davoody Benı, Majıd (2021-03-01)
Price claims that the agency theory of causation could be understood as a sophisticated form of either realism or empiricism (but not a simple-minded form of any of them). In this paper, I argue that the agency theory coul...
The thought of process in Hegel and Whitehead: life and vitality
Karaosmanoğlu, Toprak; Baç, Mutlu Murat; Department of Philosophy (2021-2-11)
The purpose of this thesis is to clarify the thought of process in Hegel and Whitehead in the context of life and vitality. The concept of life has a special place for both Hegel and Whitehead. While Whitehead treats the s...
Dynamis and Energeia in Aristotle's Metaphysics
Ünlü, Hikmet (2021-02-01)
This paper offers an interpretation of Aristotle's concepts of dynamis and energeia (commonly translated as potentiality and actuality) and of the thematic progression of Metaphysics IX. I first raise the question of where...
A critical analysis of Markovian monism
Davoody Benı, Majıd (2021-02-01)
Free Energy Principle underlies a unifying framework that integrates theories of origins of life, cognition, and action. Recently, FEP has been developed into a Markovian monist perspective (Friston et al. in BC 102: 227-2...
A Novel Reading of Thomas Nagel’s “Challenge” to Physicalism
Tümkaya, Serdal (2021-02-01)
In passing remarks, some commentators have noted that for Nagel, physicalism is true. It has even been argued that Nagel seeks to find the best path to follow to achieve future physicalism. I advance these observations by ...
Art and difference in deleuze: how do you glitch yourself?
Yalçın, Melike Başak; Shores, Corry Michael; Department of Philosophy (2021-1-25)
The main concern of this thesis is to investigate the critique of representational thinking in Deleuze and to comprehend the notion of Body without Organs (BwO) in relation to aesthetic experience as an alternative to such...
Nörofelsefe İndirgemeci mi Yoksa Eleyici midir?
Tümkaya, Serdal (2021-01-01)
Kaç Tane Metafelsefi Yaklaşım Vardır?
Tümkaya, Serdal (2021-01-01)
An Algorithmic Metaphysics of Self-Patterns
Benı, Majıd Davoody (Frontiers Media SA, 2020-12-01)
The paper draws on an algorithmic criterion to demonstrate that the self (as initially described in Shaun Gallagher's a pattern theory of self) is a composite, scattered, and patterned object. It also addresses the questio...
An integrative explanation of action
Benı, Majıd Davoody (Elsevier BV, 2020-12-01)
The Predictive Processing Theory (PP) and its foundational Free Energy Principle (FEP) provide a unifying theoretical groundwork that subsumes theories of perception, cognition, and action. Recently Colin Klein (2018) cont...
Analitik Felsefe Diye Bir Felsefe Okulu Var Mıdır?
Tümkaya, Serdal (2020-12-01)
Analitik gelenek kendisini diğer felsefi okullardan berraklık, kesinlik, mantıksal titizlik ve daraltılmış odaklı olmak gibi özelliklerle ayırt etmeye çalışmıştır. Buna rağmen analitik felsefe büyük kümesinin içerisinde ba...
Phaidon’da ruhun ölümsüzlüğü: karşıtların döngüselliği argümanı (70c-72a)
Güremen, Refik (2020-10-01)
Bu yazı, Phaidon diyaloğunda Sokrates’in ruhun ölümsüzlüğünü ispatlamak için öne sürdüğü argümanlardan biri olan Karşıtların Döngüselliği argümanını değerlendirmektedir. Argümanın merkez terimleri olan “yaşıyor olma” ve “...
Work and Justice Without Moral Content in Hesiod’s Works and Days
Güremen, Refik (2020-10-01)
According to Michael Gagarin, Hesiod’s notion of dikê is not a moral notion, and it has to be disassociated from the moral connotations that it will start to assume later in the fifth century. For Gagarin, an ad hoc settle...
The Leviathan Becoming a Cephalophore: Primogeniture and the Transition from Sovereignty to Governmentality
Grıffıth, James Edmond Carr (2020-09-01)
For Foucault, Hobbes is important for the transition from sovereignty to governmentality, but he does not always go into great detail how. In“Society Must Be Defended”, Hobbes’s reactions against the politicalhistoricism o...
PHILOSOPHY AS ART IN ARISTOTLE'SPROTREPTICUS
Güremen, Refik (Wiley, 2020-07-01)
Observing certain affinities with Plato'sAlcibiades I, this paper argues that a distinction betweencare(epimeleia) of the soul and philosophy as its art (techne) is reflected in Aristotle'sProtrepticus. On the basis of thi...
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