Department of Philosophy
Ibn Haldun University’s Department of Philosophy subscribes to a deeply holistic and problem-oriented approach to the history of philosophy. We teach and discuss philosophical issues across a wide spectrum, bringing our students into contact with Ancient, Islamic, Turkish and Western philosophical traditions. The formation of Islamic philosophy is studied through its early-classical (mutaqaddimin) and late-classical (muta’akhkhirin) periods. Special attention is paid to the dialectic between Western and Islamic philosophy, which have long conversed with and influenced each other. The twists and turns of Turkish thought is followed from the Seljuks, through the Ottomans, to the Republican Era. The Department is also very strong on phenomenology, where a variety of courses are available.
Academically rigorous and intellectually diverse, the Department is dedicated to training students of strong moral fibre who embrace the challenge to be distinctive, critical, socially responsible, and committed to peace and justice in their personal and social lives.