CURRICULUM VITAE

EDUCATION

October 1993-Dec. 1998 Ph.D. in Philosophy : ISTANBUL UNIVERSITY

. Dissertation: "Quantity Problem in Aristotle -with Special Reference to the Islamic-Ottoman Heritage-"

. In addition to the course work in the fields of Philosophy and History of Science, took supplementary courses in the Department of Mathematics.

October 1989-June 1993 M.A. in History of Science : ISTANBUL UNIVERSITY

. Thesis: " Ibn al-Khawwâm (d.1324) and his work al-Fawâid al-Bahâiyya fî al-Qawâid al-Hisâbiyya: Critical Text and Historical Approach ".

. In addition to the course work in the fields of Philosophy and History of Science, took supplementary courses in Department of Mathematics

 

October 1985- July 1989 B.A. in Philosophy : ISTANBUL UNIVERSITY

. Concentrated on Systematic Philosophy and Logic, History of Western Philosophy, History of Turkish-Islamic Philosophy, History of Science

. Took courses on Sociology, Psychology and Education as Minor Fields

 

COURSES

January -February 1994 UNIVERSITY OF CAIRO , Department of Library Sciences

. Completed International School on Research of Manuscripts , organized by Dâr al-Furqân in England in cooperation with University of Cairo

 

Sept. 1990-June 1992 UNIVERSITY OF JORDAN , Faculty of Arts and Sciences

. Jordanian Ministry of Higher Education Fellow in History of Islamic Mathematics with Professor Ahmad Salim Saidan and Professor Harun al-Rabadî as advisor

 

August 1991 UNIVERSITY OF ALEPPO , Institute of History of Arabic Science

. Attended a workshop on History of Islamic Mathematics and Method of Preparing a Critical Text with Dr. Mustafa Mawaldî as advisor

 

 

TEACHING & RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Spring 2005 - Present Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy

Istanbul University.

 

 

Fall 2001 - Spring 2002 UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA , Department of the History of Science

. Rockefeller Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities in postdoctoral program on Scientific Exchanges Between Islam & Europe 1300- 1800 in support of my project " Reconsidering the Response of Ottoman Scholars to Early Modern European Science, 1600- 1800" .

 

September 1996- Present ISTANBUL UNIVERSITY , Department of Philosophy

. Teaching Assistant in the Department of Philosophy

. Instructor for the courses Introduction to the History of Metaphysics , History of Contemporary Turkish Thought .

 

September 1989-June 1996 ISTANBUL UNIVERSITY , Department of History of Science

. Teaching Assistant in Department of History of Science

. Instructor for the course History of Mathematics , History of Science in Islamic Civilization .

 

June1987- August 1996 IRCICA ( International Research Center of Islamic Culture and Arts)

. Researcher in Department of Manuscripts, Prof. Ramazan Sesen's Supervision

October 1994 - Present FOUNDATION OF SCIENCE AND ARTS, ISTANBUL

. Teaching Fellow: Thought Introduction to Philosophy-Science History , History of Islamic Mathematics , History of Ottoman Science , Arabic Texts on Philosophy-Science , Research Methods in Islamic Manuscripts and Their Critical Edition , Readings on Kant , Readings on Ghazzalî , Philosophy of Nature , Philosophy of Arts

PUBLICATIONS

I. Books

•  Encyclopedia of Ottomans-Their Lives and Works , as mem ber of Editorial Team, vol. I, XVIII + 692 pp., vol. II, 704 p., Yapi Kredi Publications, Istanbul 1999.

•  History of Ottoman Astronomy Literature. Prepared by: Ramazan Sesen - Cevat Izgi - Cemil Akpinar - Ihsan Fazlioglu (Editor: Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu), vol. I-II (CCIII+1146p.), Istanbul 1997.

•  Introduction to the History of Pratical Geometry [ilm al-misaha] , 168p., Istanbul 2004

•  Journal of Literature for Turkish Researches , - Turkish of History of Science -, V. 2, Numb. 4, Istanbul 2004, 757pp. [Editor with others].

II. Journals Articles & Book Chapters

•  "Devr el-riyadiyyat el-Meğaribiyye ve el-Endelüsiyye fi tesis ilm el-riyadiyyat ve tatavvurihi fi el-Devlet el-Aliyye el-Osmaniyye" ["The Influence of Moroccon and Andalusian Mathematics in the Formation and Development of Mathematics in the Ottomans"], forthcoming.

•  "From Semanîye to Süleymanîye: Theoretical Philosophy that Produced a 'Küllî'ye/ the complex-university", forthcoming.

•  "Keeping the Account of State: Of the Technical Content of Ottoman Mathematical Accountancy", forthcoming.

•  "The Samarqand Mathematical-Astronomical School: A Basis for Ottoman Philosophy and Science." Journal for the History of Arabic Science 14 (2008): 3-68.

•  " Did Ahmet Cevdet Paşa's School of Thought Fail in the Dispute between the History of Self and the Self in History?", "The Daughter of her Father": Fatma Aliye Hanım in the 70th Anniversary of her Death, Notlar 9 [Notes 9] [Bilim ve Sanat Vakfı, Türkiye Araştırmaları Merkezi 6], Istanbul 2008, pp. 36-42, Discussion [pp. 42-56].

•  "The First Book on Mathematics in the State of Altın-Ordu: A Masterpiece in Arithmetic [ et-Tuhfe fî ilmi'l-hisâb ], Teoman Duralı'ya Armağan [ Festschrift in Honor of Teoman Duralı ][Bir Felsefe-Bilim Çağrısı], Istanbul 2008, pp. 224-259.

•  "Commentary of K âtip Çelebî on the work of Ali Kuşçu entitled el-Risâlet el-Muhammediyye fi el-hisâb : Ahsen el-hediyye bi-şerh el-Muhammediyye ", Festschrift in Honor of András J. E. Bodrogligeti, Istanbul 2007, edited by Kurtuluş Öztopçu, Türk Dilleri Araştırmaları 17 (2007): pp. 113-125.

•  "The logbook of the History of Turkish Philosophy and Science (an Introduction)", Dünden Bugüne Osmanlı Araştırmaları, Tespitler-Problemler-Teklifler : Sempozyum [Ottoman Studies from Past to Now: Observations, Issues and Suggestions], Edited by Ali Akyıldız, Ş. Tufan Buzpınar, Mustafa Sinanoğlu, Istanbul 2007, pp. 159-195.

•  "Introduction to the History of Turkish Philosophy and Science in Sixteenth Century", Göğe Bakan Adam: 420. Ölüm Yıldönümünde Takiyüddin Rasıd, Notlar 7 [Notes 7][Bilim ve Sanat Vakfı, Türkiye Araştırmaları Merkezi 5], Istanbul 2007, p. 7-12.

•  "Introduction to the History of Turkish Philosophy and Science During the Period of Seljuks of Anatolia and Beylikates", Anadolu Selçukluları ve Beylikler Dönemi Uygarlığı [The Civilization of Anatolian Seljukites and Beylikates] , edited by Ahmet Yaşar Ocak, v. I (Sosyal ve Siyasal Hayat), Kültür Bakanlığı Yayınları, Ankara 2006, pp. 413-427.

•  "Starting Everything from Scratch: Some Remarks on Muhyi-i Gülşeni's Baleybelen", Kutadgubilig Felsefe-Bilim Araştırmaları , no: 10, October 2006, pp. 369-374

•  "Human Being is a Tradition", Dergâh, Edebiyat Sanat Kültür Dergisi , vol. XVII, no. 195, May 2006, pp. 19-20.

•  "How can We Benefit from the Manuscripts in Urban Studies?", Türkiye Araştırmaları Literatür Dergisi , v. III, no. 6, Istanbul 2005, pp. 517-526.

•  "The logbook of the History of Turkish Philosophy and Science (an Introduction)", Dîvân İlmî Araştırmalar Dergisi , Istanbul 2005/1, no. 18, pp. 1-57.

•  "The Definition of Number According to Aristotle from the Angle of Its Resources and Impacts", Navisalvia (Sina Kabaağaç'ı Anma Toplantısı 2003) çeşitlemeler [Commemorative Ceremony of Sina Karaağaç] , edited by Faruk Akyol, Istanbul 2005, pp. 104-112.

•  "The Significance and Importance of the Works Written or Translated in Turkish in the Ottomans in the Formation of Language Consciousness", Dil, Kültür ve Çağdaşlaşma , [Language, Culture and Modernization] edited by Bahaeddin Yıldız, Hacettepe Üniversitesi Atatürk İlkeleri ve İnkilap Tarihi Enstitüsü, Ankara 2003, pp. 153-164.

•  "A Bridge with Two Vague Edges: 'History' with 'Science' or 'History of Science', Journal of Literature for Turkish Researches , - History of Turkish Science -, V. 2, No. 4, Istanbul 2004, pp. 2-27.

•  "Alemuddin Kaysar and a Theorem of Geometry", Kutadgubilig , Studies of Philosophy-Science , No. 5, Istanbul March 2004, pp. 199-208.

•  "Kelam Books as 'Political Texts' in the Ottoman Intellectual Tradition, Journal of Literature for Turkish Researches , - Turkish Political History -, V. 1, No. 2, Istanbul 2003, pp. 379-398.

•  "The Chapters on 'Rule of Double False Position' and 'Analysis' in Ali "Kuscu's Book el-Muhammediyye fi el-Hisâb", Kutadgubilig , Studies of Philosophy-Science , No. 4, Istanbul January 2003, pp. 135-155.

•  "Aristotle's Definition of Number", Dîvân: Journal of Science and Arts , Istanbul 2003/2, No. 15, pp. 127-138.

•  "The Place and Importance of Scientific Works Written in or Translated into Turkish in the Formation of Language Consciousness in the Ottoman Period", Kutadgubilig , Studies of Philosophy-Science , No. 3, Istanbul March 2003, pp. 151-184.

•  "An Ottoman Classical Accounting Mathematics: An Introduction", Journal of Literature for Turkish Researches , - Turkish Economic History -, V. 1, No. 1, Istanbul 2003, pp. 245-367.

•  "Semerkand School of Mathematics-Astronomy as a Background of the Ottoman Philosophy-Science", Dîvân: Journal of Science and Arts , Istanbul 2003/1, No. 14, pp. 1-66.

•  "İrşadu't-tullab ilâ ilmi'l-hisab: A Guidebook for Students On the Science of Calculation", Dîvân: Journal of Science and Arts , Istanbul 2002/2, Numbr. 13, pp. 315-340.

•  "Could Euclidian Geometry Be Criticized from the Point of View Axiom of Continuity", Kutadgubilig , Studies of Philosophy-Science , Nbr. 1, Istanbul January 2002, pp. 215-228.

•  "Philosophy and Science in Anatolia During the Seljuk's Period -An Introduction-", Cogito , Journal of Thought , Nbr. 29, Istanbul 2001, pp. 152-168.

•  "Problem of Knowledge and Science in Nurettin Topçu", Dergâh, Journal of Art and Culture , Volume X, Nbr. 114, August 1999, pp. 15-18, 22.

•  "The Foundation of Scientific Tradition in the Ottoman World and Dâvûd al-Qaysarî (656-660/1258-1261-751/1350)", Collected Papers of International Dâvûd al-Qaysarî Symposium, Kayseri 1998, pp.25-42.

•  " The Mirror of Princes (Siyâsetnâme) Presented to Sultân I. Alâuddîn Keykubâd: al-Latâifu'l-alâiyya fî'l-fadâili's-saniyya" in Dîvân: Journal of Science and Arts , Istanbul 1997/1, pp. 225-239.

•  "Ikhwânu's-Safâ and Abdurrahmân Bistâmî in Early Ottoman Science and Culture", Dîvân: Journal of Science and Arts , Istanbul 1996/2, pp. 229-240.

•  "Critical Reading of a Concept Related with Islamic Civilization: Ilmu'd-dunya ve Ilmu'd-dîn (Knowledge of the World and Knowledge of the Religion)", Dîvân: Journal of Science and Arts , Istanbul 1996/2, pp. 217-224.

•  "Ibnu'l-Annâbî and His Book as-Sa'yul-Mahmûd fî Nizâmi'l-Cunûd", Dîvân: Journal of Science and Arts , Istanbul 1996/1, pp. 165-174.

•  "A Geometry Problem of Ali Qushji and Its Answer by Sinan Pasa", Dîvân: Journal of Science and Arts , Istanbul 1996/1, pp. 85-105.

•  "Ibn al-Khawwâm (d. 724/1324), His Books and the Chapter on Unsolved Problems in a l-Fawâid al-Bahâiyya fî al-Qawâid al-Hisâbiyya ", Journal of Ottoman Science Researches (editor: Feza Günergun), Istanbul 1995, pp. 69-128, English Summary: pp. 364-367.

 

III. Articles Published in the Encyclopedia of Islam of the TDV Foundation in Turkey

•  "Osmanlılar(Ottomans): G) İlim ve Kültür [Knowledge and Culture]: 1. Düşünce Hayatı ve Bilim"[The Life od Thought and Science], v. XXIII, Istanbul 2007, pp. 548-556.

•  Neyrizî, v.XXXIII, Istanbul 2007, pp.71-72

•  "Nesevî, Ali b. Ahmed", v. XXII, Istanbul 2006, pp. 575-576.

•  "Mustafa Sıdkı", v. XXXI, Istanbul 2006, pp. 356-357.

•  "Mustafa b. Ali el-Muvakkit", v. XXXI, Istanbul 2006, pp. 287-288.

•  "Muhammed Ebu'l-Hayr", v. XXX, Istanbul 2005, p. 524 .

•  "Muhammed Bâkır Yezdî", v. XXX, Istanbul 2005, pp. 507-508 .

•  "Mirim Çelebî", v. XXX, Istanbul 2005, pp. 160-161 .

•  Mesaha [Practical Geometry], v. XXIX, Ankara 2004, pp. 261-264.

•  "Mehmed Nadir", v. XXVIII, Ankara 2003, s. 499-500.

•  "Mehmed Atıf Efendi", v. XXVIII, Ankara 2003, pp. 444.

•  "Mardinî, İsmail b. İbrahim", v. XXVIII, Ankara 2003, pp. 53.

•  "Mardinî, Cemaleddin", v. XXVIII, Ankara 2003, s. 52.

•  "Mahani", v. XXVII, Istanbul 2003, pp. 327-328.

•  Kusyar b. Lebban, v. XXVI, İstanbul 2002, pp. 476-477.

•  "Konevi, Mehmed", v. XXVI, Istanbul 2002, p. 165.

•  "Kadi-zade-i Rumi ", v. XXIV, Istanbul 20001, pp. 98-100.

•  "Ilm-i Menâzir" (Optics in Ottomans), v. XXII, Istanbul 2000, pp. 131-132.

•  "Ibnü'l-Havvâm", v. XXI, Istanbul 2000, pp. 76-78.

•  "Ibnü'l-Hâim", v. XXI, Istanbul 2000, pp. 62-65.

•  "Ibnü'l-Ekfânî", v. XXI, Istanbul 2000, pp. 22-24.

•  "Ibnü'l-Bennâ", v. XX, Istanbul 1999, pp. 530-534.

•  "Hulâsat el-hisâb", v. XVIII, Istanbul 1998, pp. 322-324.

•  "Hubûbî", v. XVIII, Istanbul 1998, pp. 270-271.

•  "Hesap: Osmanlilar'da Hesap (Calculation: Calculation in Ottomans)", v. XVII, Istanbul 1998, pp. 244-257; "Osmanlilar'da Hesâb-i Hevâî (Finger Reckoning in Ottomans)", pp. 257-260; "Osmanlilar'da Hesâb-i Hindî (Hindu Reckoning in Ottomans", pp. 262-265; "Osmanlilar'da Hesâb-i Sittînî (Sexagesimal Reckoning in Ottomans)", pp. 266-268; "Hesap Yöntemleri (Calculation Methods): A- Hesâb-i A'dâd-i Erbaat Mütenâsibe, pp. 268- 269' B- Hesâb-i Hataeyn,(Rule of Double False) pp. 269-271, C- Hesâb-i Tahlîl ve Teâküs, pp. 271.

•  "Hendese: Osmanli Dönemi (Geometry: Ottoman Period)", v. XVII, Istanbul 1998, pp. 199-208 (10pp.).

•  "Hâzin", v. XVII, Istanbul 1998, pp. 126-129.

•  "Harizmî", v. XVI, Istanbul 1997, pp. 224-227.

•  "Habes el-Hâsib", v. XIV, Istanbul 1996, pp. 367-369.

•  "Cebir" (Algebra), v. VII, Istanbul 1993, pp. 195-201.

IV. Articles Published in Encyclopedia of Ottomans: Their Biographies and Works

•  "Abdurrahman Bistâmî", v. I, Istanbul 1999, pp. 24-25.

•  "Abdulalî Bircendî", v. I, Istanbul 1999, pp. 33-34.

•  "Abdurrahim Marasî", v. I, Istanbul 1999, pp. 73.

•  "Ahmed Efendi (Tasköprülü-zâde)", v. I, Istanbul 1999, pp. 122-124.

•  "Ahmed Tevhîd Efendi", v. I, Istanbul 1999, pp. 164-165.

•  "Ali Efendi (Ibn Hamza), v. I, Istanbul 1999, pp. 204-205.

•  "Ali Kusçu", v. I, Istanbul 1999, pp. 216-219.

•  "Davud Kayserî", v. I, Istanbul 1999, pp. 370-371.

•  "Emrî Çelebi [as a Mathematician]", v. I, Istanbul 1999, pp. 407.

•  "Fâzil Ali Bey", v. I, Istanbul 1999, pp. 441-443.

•  "Ismail Efendi (Gelenbevî)", v. I, Istanbul 1999, pp. 666-669.

•  "Mûsâ (Kâdî-zâde)", v. II, Istanbul 1999, pp. 255-258.

•  "Nasuh (Matrakçi), [as a Mathematician]", v. II, Istanbul 1999, pp. 351.

•  "Seyyid Ali Pasa", v. II, Istanbul 1999, pp. 529.

 

V. Articles Published in the Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers edited by Thomas Hockey, Springer, New York 2007.

•  "Ali al-Muwaqqit:Mustafa b. Ali al-Muwaqqıt", c. I, 33-34.

•  "Amajur Family", c. I, s. 39-40.

•  "Ibn Abî al-Fath al-Sufî", c. I, s. 547.

•  "Omar al-Darandawî", c. I, s. 277-278.

•  "Ibn Abî al-Fath al-Sufî", c. I, s. 547.

•  "Kamal al-Din al-Turkmanî", c. I, 609.

•  "Katib Sinan al-Qunawî", c. II, s. 945-946.

•  "Qushji, Ali", c. II, s. 946-948.

•  "al-Samarqandî, Shams al-Din", c. II, 1008.

•  "al-Shirwanî, Fath Allah", c. II, s. 1055-1056.

•  "al-Ubaydî, Jalal al-Din Fadl Allah", c. II, s. 1157.

•  "Taqi al-Din Rasıd", c. II, s. 1122-1123.

 

VI. Encyclopedia of Islam (third edition) [forthcoming]

•  "Ali Qushji"

VII. Dictionary of Scientific Biography (new edition) [forthcoming]

[Charles Scribner's Sons - Thomson Gale]

•  "Ali Qushjî"

 

VIII. Encyclopedia of Ottoman Empire (edit. Gabor Agoston ve Bruce Masters) [forthcoming]

[Facts on File, Inc., 2008]

•  "Ali Kuşçu".

•  "Takiyüddin Rasıd"

 

IX. Articles Published in the Mevsuat A'lam el-Ulema ve el-Udeba el-Arab ve el-Muslimin (el-Munazzame el-Arabiyye li-el-Terbiye ve el-Sekafet ve el-Ulum, Tunus - Dar el-Cil, Beyrut).

•  "el-Ermeyunî, Ebu'l-Hayr Şemsuddin Ebu Abdullah Muhammed b. Muhammed", v. I, Beyrut 2004, pp. 485-489.

•  "el-Istanbulî, Bedruddin Mehmed b. Esad b. Ali el-Yanyevî", v. I, Beyrut 2004, pp. 539-541.

•  "Esad Efendi, Mehmed Esas b. Ali b. Osman el-Yanyevî", v. I, Beyrut 2004, pp. 604-607.

•  "Georgias, Amirutsez ve oğlu Mehmed", v. V, Beyrut 2005, pp. 538-542.

 

PRESENTATIONS & CONFERENCES

•  "Philosophy-Science in 18th Century Ottoman Thought", XVIII. yy. Osmanlı Düşüncesinde Bunalım ve Arayış (II), 31 May 2008, Bilim ve Sanat Vakfı/Foundation for Science and Arts, Istanbul.

•  "The Perception of History in Osman Turan's Thought ", Istanbul Büyükşehir Belediyesi Kültür İşleri Dairesi Başkanlığı, Tarık Zafer Tunaya Kültür Merkezi , 26 January 2008, Istanbul

•  "Science and Reason ", İSEDER (Istanbul Edebiyat Derneği), BSF Akademi Konferans Salonu , 28 December 2007, Istanbul.

•  "Representing a City: Scientists known as Üskübî in Ottoman Period", 'Balkanların Yazılmamış Tarihi' Paneli, Istanbul Büyük Şehir Belediyesi, Kültürel ve Sosyal İşler Daire Başkanlığı, Kültür Müdürlüğü, 'Istanbul Kültür Günleri' , 17-19 December 2007, Scopia/Macedonia.

•  "From Semanîye to Süleymanîye: Theoretical Philosophy that Produced a 'Küllî'ye/ the complex-university ", KOCAV, Süleymaniye Sempozyumu/Şehir ve Medeniyet, Ulusal Sempozyum , 23-25 November 2007, Süleymaniye-Istanbul.

•  "The Stone has its Weight in its Place: Katip Çelebî's Critique of 'Today's Perception'", 'Ölümünün 350. Yıldönümünde Kâtip Çelebi' Paneli, Istanbul Üniversitesi, Edebiyat Fakültesi, Tarih Bölümü, Tarih Araştırma Merkezi , 15 November 2007, Katip Çelebi Hall.

•  "Natural Philosophy Studies in Istanbul in 15th Century", İ.Ü. Edebiyat Fakültesi, Felsefe Bölümü Seminerleri , 30 October 2007, Seminar Hall in Philosophy Department.

•  " Keeping the Account of State: Of the Technical Content of Ottoman Mathematical Accountancy ", Birinci İktisat Tarihi Kongresi, Marmara Üniversitesi, İktisadî ve İdarî Bilimler Fakültesi, 07-08 September 2007, Istanbul.

•  "Science as a Theoretical Construct of the Universe", "Kazdağı Milli Parkı'nda Ekoloji Temelli Doğa Eğitimi", TÜBİTAK Bilim ve Toplum Proje Destekleri Programı (nu: 107B001), Second Period, 28 August-6 September 2007, Edremit/Balıkesir.

•  "Introduction to Philosophy and History of Science", "Kazdağı Milli Parkı'nda Ekoloji Temelli Doğa Eğitimi", TÜBİTAK Bilim ve Toplum Proje Destekleri Programı (nu: 107B001), First Period, 17-27 August 2007, Edremit/Balıkesir.

•  "The concepts of space-time and motion in the fifteenth century Ottoman thought", "Before Copernicus: The Cultures and Contexts of Scientific Learning in the Fifteenth Century", Max Planck Institute for the History of Science", 06-08 Ağustos 2007, Berlin.

•  "Devr el-riyadiyyat el-Meğaribiyye ve el-Endelüsiyye fi tesis ilm el-riyadiyyat ve tatavvurihi fi el-Devlet el-Aliyye el-Osmaniyye" ["The Influence of Moroccon and Andalusian Mathematics in the Formation and Development of Mathematics in the Ottomans"], IX. Mağrib Arap Matematik Tarihi Sempozyumu, Cezayir Yüksek Öğretmen Fakültesi Matematik Bölümü, Cezayir Lineer Olmayan Entegral Denklemler ve Matematik Tarihi Kurulu, Cezayir Matematik Tarihi Kurumu , Tipaza/Algier, 12.-14 May 2007.

•  "History of Turkish Thought", Erasmus Değişim Programı, Istanbul Üniversitesi, Kuyucu Murat Paşa Medresesi, 26 January 2006.

•  "On Science in Fifteenth Century", Before Copernicus Workshop, Max Planck Institute for History of Science , Berlin, 13-15 December 2006.

•  " Did Ahmet Cevdet Paşa's School of Thought Fail in the Dispute between the History of Self and the Self in History? ", Babasının Kızı: 70. Ölüm Yıldönümünde Fatma Aliye, Bilim ve Sanat Vakfı, Türkiye Araştırmaları Merkezi, Panel, 02 December 2006.

•  "What Makes Sait Halim Paşa Different in Modern Turkish Thought?", 85. Vefat Yıldönümü Anısına Sait Halim Paşa ve Düşüncesi, Panel, Istanbul Büyükşehir Belediyesi Kültür İşleri Dairesi Başkanlığı, Tarık Zafer Tunaya Kültür Merkezi , 25 November 2006.

•  "From Theological Natural Philosophy to Mechanical Natural Philosophy in Late Ottoman Thought", XI. ve XVIII. Yüzyıllar İslam-Türk Medeniyeti ve Avrupa, Uluslararası Sempozyum , 24-26 Nov., Istanbul.

•  "Islamic Scientific Manuscripts in the Turkish Libraries", Islamic Scientific Manuscripts Initiative (ISMI), Berlin, 18-19 Eylül 2006.

•  "Science as a Theoretical Construct of the Universe", TÜBİTAK, Kazdağı Milli Parkı, Balıkesir, Çanakkale ve Çevresinde Ekoloji Temelli Doğa Eğitimi -IV , Second Period, Edremit/Balıkesir, 26 August-05 September 2006.

•  "Introduction to Philosophy and Science", TÜBİTAK, "Kazdağı Milli Parkı, Balıkesir, Çanakkale ve Çevresinde Ekoloji Temelli Doğa Eğitimi -IV, (TÜBİTAK ÇAYDAG Proje no: 106Y111) , First Period, Edremit/Balıkesir, 14-18 Ağustos 2006.

•  "Natural Philosophy and Ethics of Natural Life", TÜBİTAK-Çevre, Atmosfer, Yer ve Deniz Bilimleri Araştırma Grubu (ÇAYDAG), TÜBİTAK 106 Y 108 Nolu "Hatila Vadisi-Kaçkar Dağları Milli Parkının Bilimsel Eğitim Amaçlı Kullanımı-VII" Projesi , 29 July-04 August 2006.

•  "Trying to See the Globe: Köprülü's Thesis on the Formation of Ottoman State", M. Fuad Köprülü ve Türk Düşüncesindeki Yeri (40. Ölüm Anısına), 27 May 2006, Istanbul.

•  "Theo-Ontology as Distinguishing Principle of Civilizations", Uluslararası "Medeniyetler ve Dünya Düzenleri" Sempozyumu , 12-14 May 2006, Istanbul.

•  "Scholarly Exchanges between Istanbul and Damascus", İki Kültür Arasındaki Ortak Noktalar, Şam'da Istanbul Kültür Günleri, Damascus University, 11-16 May 2006, Damascus.

•  "Studies on Mathematical Philosophy: Yesterday and Today", Istanbul Üniversitesi, Edebiyat Fakültesi Felsefe Bölümü, Bölüm Odası, Bölüm-içi Seminer Toplantıları, 20 Dec. 2005.

•  "Preface to the History of Turkish Philosophy-Science in 16th Century", Göğe Bakan Adam: Takiyüddin Rasıd'ın 420. Ölüm Yıldönümü Anma Programı, 19 Nov., Istanbul 2005.

•  "Science as a Theoretical Construct of the Universe", TÜBİTAK, "Kazdağı Milli Parkı'nın Bilimsel Amaçlı Kullanımı -III" Eğitim Projesi, Second Period, Edremit/Balıkesir, 05-07 Sept. 2005.

•  "Introduction to Philosophy and History of Science", TÜBİTAK, "Kazdağı Milli Parkı'nın Bilimsel Amaçlı Kullanımı -III" Eğitim Projesi, First Period, Edremit/Balıkesir, 22-23 August 2005.

•  "Philosophy of Science", "Natural Philosophy", "Philosophy of Being Human", TÜBİTAK-Çevre, Atmosfer, Yer ve Deniz Bilimleri Araştırma Grubu (ÇAYDAG), TÜBİTAK 105 Y 015 Nolu "Milli Parklarda Bilimsel Çevre Eğitimi-VI" Eğitim Projesi , First Period, Kaçkar Dağları Milli Parkı, 20-23 July 2005.

•  " The First Mathematics Book in the Golden Horde State. The Masterpiece of Science: et-Tuhfe fî ilmi'l-hisâb ", The Golden Horde and Its Successors, Second International Conference in Memory of Ayaz Ishaki, Saadet Chagatay, and Tahir Chagatay, Ayaz-Tahir Turkistan Idil-Ural Foundation, 22-24 April 2005, Istanbul.

•  "Historiographical Introduction to the Fifteenth Century: The Islamic Perspective: An Age of Exploration: Forcing the Boundaries in Religion, Politics and Philosophy-Science in Fifteenth Century", Before the Revolutions: Religions, Sciences&Politics in the Fifteenth Century , 13-15 January 2005, Berlin.

•  "Ali Kushji and His Context", The Conference of Remembering 530th Anniversary of Ali Kushji's Death, Bilim ve Sanat Vakfı; The Foundation for Science and Art, 27 December 2004, Istanbul.

•  "Ali Kushji's Definition of Number, and His Resources and Influences", Symposium on Ali Kushji and Salih Zeki , Istanbul University, 20-21 December 2004.

•  Participated as discusant for the workshop on "Science, Philosophy, and Religion in the Fifteenth Century: Comparative Perspectives, " Conference on Knowledge and Belief, Max Planck Institute for History of Science, Berlin, 01-03. July. 2004

•  "Muslim Contributions to Positive Sciences in Central Asia," International Symposium on Islam in Central Asia, Osh State University, Kırgyzistan , 20-21 May 2004.

•  "Living with The New Neighbor: Byzantian Thinkers Before and After the Fall of Istanbul" Philosophy Workshops, Istanbul Municipality, Cultural Affairs in collaboration with the Journal of Kutadgubilig Felsefe-Bilim Araştırmaları Dergisi , Tarık Zafer Tunaya Cultural Center, Istanbul 17 May 2004.

•  "The Introduction of Modern Scientific Thought to the Ottoman-Turkish Intellectual Community: Towards an Understanding of Attitudes of Ottoman Scientists", From Medieval to Modern in the Islamic World, The 2003-2004 Sawyer Seminar at the University of Chicago, April 1, 2004.

•  "The Introduction of Modern Scientific Thought to the Ottoman-Turkish Intellectual Community: Towards an Understanding of Attitudes of Ottoman Scientists", Earth and Sky: Astronomy and Geography in the Later Islamic Period, Center of Middle Eastern and North African Studies, University of Michigan, 27 Mart 2004.

•  "Three Dimensional Knowledge, or Putting the Knowledge in Order in Istanbul," Symposium of 1453-2053 Istanbul: City and Civilization , Istanbul 07.06.2003.

•  "Istanbul: The City as a Manifestation of Oguz Reason," Series of Talks Organzized by Istanbul Municipality in association with the Journal of Kutadgubilig , Istanbul 19. May.2003.

•  "Aristotles' Definition of Number, and His Resources and Influences," In Memory of Sina Kabaağaç, Istanbul University, Faculty of Literature, 01 May 2003.

•  "The Formation of Mathematical Sciences in Anatolia (1071-1600)" Seminars in Istanbul University Faculty of Literature, Department of Philosophy, 29.April.2003.

•  "The Place and Importance of Works Written in Turkish or Translated into Turkish in Formation of Language Consciousness in the Ottoman Empire" Symposium on Language, Culture and Modernization, Hacettepe University , Ankara 07.Nov.2002.

•  "The Attitude of Ottoman Thinkers Toward the European Science During the New Ages", Series of Talks Organzized by Istanbul Municipality in association with the Journal of Kutadgubilig , Istanbul 21.10.2002.

•  "Putting Knowledge in Order: Sultan Mehmed's Project of Judging Argumentations (Muhakemat )", presented at University of Oklahoma , The History of Science Department , H arlow Room on the 5th Floor
of Bizzell Library , 12 April 2002 .

•  "How Should We Study the Heritage of Ottoman's Philosophy and Science?" presented at the Symposium on Ottoman Studies -past and present-: Establishments - Questions - Suggestions, Research Center of TDV Foundation, Istanbul 24-25 February 2001.

•  "How Should We Study the History of Turkish Logic?" presented at Istanbul University , Faculty of Arts, Department on Philosophy, 13 February 2001 .

•  "Some Remarks [Evaluations] on the History of Ottoman Science" presented at Fatih University ( Istanbul ), 24 May 2000 .

•  "Ottoman Scientific Heritage as a Background of Turkish Reason" presented at Fatih University ( Istanbul ), Department of History, 26 April 2000 .

•  "Problem of Knowledge and Science in Nurettin Topçu" presented at Symposium on a Moralist in Revolt: Nurettin Topçu, Istanbul 4-5 December 1998.

•  "Te'sîr Muellefât Ibn en-Nefîs fî et-Ta'lîm et-Tibbî fî ed-Devlet el-Usmâniyye" [The Effect of the Works of Ibn Nefîs to the Education of Ottoman Medicine] presented at II. International Culture Symposium: Ibn en-Nefîs as Physician, Jurisconsult and Philosopher], Kuveyt 8-10 November 1997.

•  "The Formation of The Scientific Life in Ottoman Geography and Dâvûd el-Kayserî" presented at International Dâvûd el-Kayserî Symposium, Kayseri 24-26 Ekim 1997.

•  "Euclidian Geometry and Kelâm", presented at I. Islamic Thought Symposium-Turkey, Istanbul 24-27 October 1996.

•  "Science in History: From Past to the Present" presented at Istanbul Technical University , Istanbul 21 May 1995 .

•  "The Contributions of the Harranian Mathematicians to the Islamic Mathematics" presented at National Harran Symposium, FEY Foundation, Urfa-Harran, April 1995.

•  "Ibn al-Khawwâm and His Algebra" presented at International Symposium of Science and Technology in the Turkish-Islam World, Istanbul 3-5 June 1994.

 

COURSES TAUGHT IN THE PAST
[Istanbul University, Faculty of Arts and Letters]

•  History of Mathematics [Department of History of Science]

•  History of Science in Islam [Department of History of Science]

•  Introduction to the History of Metaphysics [Department of Philosophy]

•  History of Contemporary Turkish Thought [Department of Philosophy]

•  History of Classical Turkish Thought [Department of Philosophy]

 

COURSES TAUGHT NOW
[Istanbul University, Faculty of Arts and Letters, Dept. of Philosophy]

•  History of Classical Turkish Philosophy

•  History of Logic and Its Philosophy I-II

•  History of Classical Turkish Science

•  Introduction to the Philosophy of Mathematics

•  Devolopment of Modern Science

•  Philosophy of Mathematics [M.A.]

•  Classical Theory of Cosmology (Tradition of Almagest) [M.A.]

•  The Theory of Soul in Aristotle and Avicenna [PhD]

•  Ontology of Space- ime and Motion [PhD]

•  Philosophy of Science [Istanbul University, Faculty of Sciences, Dept. of Genetics and Molecular Biology]

 

FIELDS OF CURRENT RESEARCH INTEREST

•  History of Philosophy

•  History of Science and Its Philosophy

•  History of Mathematics and Its Philosophy

•  History of Turkish Philosophy and Science

 

LANGUAGES

Turkish (Native Language)

High Proficiency in English, Arabic and Ottoman Language