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Philosophy Department

About Us

About the Program

The main goal of the philosophy department of Ibn Haldun University is to train philosophy students who can think deeply and can analyze problems. Furthermore, our department aims to produce superior quality knowledge in international standards, in addition to taking into account its own historical and cultural codes, and in this context, to produce high-quality philosophical knowledge, especially at the graduate level.

The legacy of ancient Greek philosophy and Hellenistic thought is included in the genealogy of Islamic philosophy and Christian and modern Western thought. In this context, it is historically wrong to confine the Greek heritage only to Western tradition and to separate Islamic philosophy from general philosophy. In the genealogy of philosophy that developed in the West, there is not only Greek, Hellenistic and Christian philosophical heritage but also Islamic philosophical heritage. Therefore, our department aims to deal with all Western, Islamic, and Turkish thought sources within their historical continuity. It also places particular emphasis on the dialogue between our traditional intellectual heritage and the Western intellectual heritage.

The curriculum of the Department of Philosophy of Ibn Haldun University, starting from the formation period of Islamic philosophy until the first (mutaqaddimin) and second (müteahhirin) classical period, deals with the activities of Selçuklu, Ottoman, and Republican era philosophy. In our department, Turkish thought is examined intensively. Furthermore, we offer elective courses on contemporary Islamic thought in addition to the Indian and Chinese traditions of thought. Thus, students coming to our department will have the chance to discuss philosophical problems in the context of different traditions and to produce rich and in-depth knowledge.

The main focus of our department is its claim to be a department that deals with contemporary human and social problems with a deep perspective and analysis and offers solutions. In this context, our members will focus on areas such as artificial intelligence, the relationship between religion and science in the contemporary period, the philosophy of cognitive sciences, and issues arising from global warming and environmental problems. For these reasons, faculty members and programs will renew themselves in the field. In addition, curriculum studies are planned for areas such as the philosophy of mathematics and physics and the philosophy of cosmology.

Our department is research-oriented and aims to train its students in order to render them qualified academicians. In addition, students who graduate from our department will have learned English and Arabic as foreign languages ​​at an advanced, even proficient, level. Our graduate students will be able to work in many business fields, such as publishing, editorial, advertising, human resources, non-governmental organizations, and educational consultancy. In addition, they will be able to obtain the right to be appointed as a philosophy group teacher by choosing some of the elective courses among sociology or psychology courses.