A New implication of Wittgenstein's thought for future philosophy:social behaviorism.

Oktar, Sibel


A new theory of content
Aytekin, Tevfik; Sayan, Erdinç; Department of Philosophy (2003)
Naturalistic philosophers of meaning try to define the recalcitrant concept of reference in terms respected by the empirical science, such as causality or teleology. In this thesis, after a brief introduction to these trials is given, Fodors theory of content in terms of asymmetric dependence is examined in some depth. I claim that although this theory involves an important insight, it is an unsatisfactory attempt at reduction of the notion of reference. I develop a new theory of content, which does not hav...
A minimalistic approach to Russian-English-Turkish multilingualism
Özağaç, Oya; König, Kurt Wolf; Say, Bilge; Department of Cognitive Sciences (2002)
The empirical question which is the focus of present research is: How may the lexicons from different languages interact in the course of one syntactical derivation, resulting in code switching phenomena? We develop the following hypothesis concerning code switching: The units of intrasentential code switching are either heads or functional maximal projections. To get support for this hypothesis, intrasentential code switching instances from Russian-English-Turkish and Dutch- Turkish spoken data are analyze...
A grounded theory of school as a social system in an atypical context
Zeybekoğlu Çalışkan, Zuhal; Kondakçı, Yaşar; Şimşek, Hasan; Department of Educational Sciences (2011)
This is a grounded theory study of school as a social system in an atypical context. It was the aim of this study to develope context-specific theoretical propositions to understand how a school as a social system looks like in an atypical context, which is characterized by ethnic group, migrated groups of low socio-economic status and low-level education. A public school that shows these characteristics was chosen for the study. The school is mostly populated by students coming from Roman community and mig...
Günel, Özgür; Ünlü Bilgiç, Tuba; Department of International Relations (2021-1)
This thesis aims to analyze the role of the think tanks in the foreign policy making processin Turkey. Also, thisthesis aimsto provide an overview of how think tanks are used in Turkey reflecting on a new perspective for their future use. In this sense, it is intended to find a theoretical approach that aims to explain the think tank phenomenon on Turkish foreign policy making. To do that, think tanks in Turkey are compared to similar examples in America, England, Central Asia and Latin America. In contrast...
A Philosophical approach to upper-level ontologies
Satıoğlu, Dilek; Zambak, Aziz Fevzi; Department of Philosophy (2015)
The aim of this thesis is to provide a philosophical approach to upper-level ontologies. The ontologies and/or categorical system of Aristotle, Kant, Husserl, and Quine are evaluated in order to give a philosophical understanding of ontologies. After an explanation of the developments in ontology as a new interdisciplinary study, the most well known upper-level ontologies, BFO, DOLCE, SUMO, and Cyc, are analysed technically. In the light of philosophical ontologies and categorical systems, these upper-level...
Citation Formats
S. Oktar, “A New implication of Wittgenstein’s thought for future philosophy:social behaviorism.,” Middle East Technical University, 1993.