The objective of the Philosophy Graduate Program, which has started education by the 2002-2003 Academic Year, is to provide the students with the possibility to specialize in one of the core areas of philosophy along with broadening their intellectual horizons through the courses they select outside their area of specialization, and to enable them to understand and analyze philosophical texts in their original language. The Department seeks to provide the students with the best tools in terms of ancient, classical and modern languages, to be able to study the history of philosophy and related areas as well as Continental Philosophy and the middle ground between Continental and Analytic Philosophy which tends to dominate current discussions in contemporary philosophy.
We aim to provide our graduate students with the best possible learning environment in which to pursue philosophical study and research. For that aim we are working in collaboration with the university library to make a wide range of philosophy books (translations and original texts), journals and online-databases available for our staff members and students for their research. Students are encouraged to attend the Philosophy Department Seminars, which provide an occasion to hear both external visiting speakers and internal speakers from the faculty. Yeditepe’de Felsefe: Philosophy at Yeditepe is our refereed annual year-book registered in the International Philosopher’s Index which is prepared by the faculty. It facilitates the communication with researchers in the field and offers our graduate students a valuable chance to partake themselves.
The students are required to take four courses each semester, two of which will be elected from at least one of the three areas of specialization:,
- Metaphysics/Epistemology/History of Philosophy;
- Logic/Philosophy of Science/ Philosophy of Language;
- Ethics/Aesthetics/Political Philosophy.
The graduate courses are bilingual (in both English and Turkish) and each course includes intensive seminar studies. Course evaluations are through research papers and/or written examinations.
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