7th International Undergraduate Philosophy Conference

7th Bilkent International Undergraduate Philosophy Conference 

Saturday, February 10, 2024, via Zoom

Registration is free but required. Once you register you will receive an e-mail with the Zoom link.

Please click here to register.


Conference Program:

(Istanbul time, GMT+3)


  • Tufan Kıymaz
  • Opening Speech


  • Damla Belemir Aydın (Bilkent University, Turkey)
  • Reassessing the Social Position Account of Gender for a More Inclusive Perspective


  • Elif Betül Kulaç (Middle East Technical University, Turkey)
  • The Possibility of Human Nature as a Historical Conception


  • Leon Isenmann (University of Potsdam, Germany)
  • Regimenting Relations – The Tension between Structuralism and Physicalism


  • Mehmet Çağrı Kartal (Bilkent University, Turkey)
  • Deontological Concept of Epistemic Justification in the Face of Doxastic Involuntarism


  • Lindsey Harriman (University of Colorado, USA)          
  • An Assessment of the Inadequate Argument for Metaphysical Conservatism


  • Kaan Tuncay Erdaş
  • Closing Speech


If you have any questions, you can reach us at philstudentconf@bilkent.edu.tr



Bilkent University Department of Philosophy

Bilkent Philosophical Society


Organizing Committee:

Faculty Supervisor:

  • Dr. Tufan Kıymaz (Bilkent University, Department of Philosophy)

Undergraduate Committee Members:

  • Kaan Tuncay Erdaş (Bilkent University, Department of Philosophy)
  • Utku Arda Çiçek (Bilkent University, Department of Philosophy)
  • Şara Melisa Öztürk (Bilkent University, Department of Philosophy)
  • Zeynep Şahin (Bilkent University, Department of Philosophy)
  • Emre Kurt (Bilkent University, Department of Philosophy)



Call for Abstracts:

We invite undergraduate students from all departments and universities to take part in the 7th Bilkent International Undergraduate Philosophy Conference on Saturday, February 10, 2024, which will be held online via Zoom.

The purpose of this conference is to provide an academic platform for undergraduate students to share their philosophical views and arguments with their peers.

Presentations will be in the form of a 20-minute (live or pre-recorded) talk followed by a 10-minute question-answer session. Pre-recorded presentations are possible but the question and answer session that follows the presentation will be live in each case.

Submission Guidelines:

  1. There is no restriction on the subject matter, as long as philosophical argumentation is presented.
  2. Submissions and all other inquiries should be sent by e-mail to philstudentconf@bilkent.edu.tr
  3. Participants should send an abstract of 300-500 words.
  4. Your abstract should have the title on top, but it should be anonymous and not in any way give away the identity of the author (this is necessary for the blind-review process).
  5. Please include in the body of the submission e-mail your full name, university affiliation, the title of your paper, and your contact information (such as your e-mail address). Also, please indicate whether you would like to make a live or pre-recorded presentation.
  6. The submitted abstracts and PowerPoint presentations should be in English. The conference language will be exclusively English.
  7. The deadline for submission is January 19, 2024. 

All presenters are expected to use PowerPoint (or similar) slides during their presentations. The accepted participants will submit either their pre-recorded video or PowerPoint (or similar) presentation by February 3, 2024.

Among the accepted submissions that are presented successfully at the conference, some of them will be selected by the conference committee to be published on Bilkent Philosophy YouTube Channel, with the permission of the presenter. Also, the longer version of their abstract of the selected presentations will have the chance for publication in Prokopton, Bilkent University Undergraduate Journal of Philosophy (prokopton.bilkent.edu.tr), as part of the conference proceedings. The final decision about publication belongs to the Prokopton editorial board.


Important Dates:

January 19, 2024: Submission Deadline

February 3, 2024: Pre-recorded Video or Slides Submission Deadline

February 10, 2024: Conference Date


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