5th International Undergraduate Philosophy Conference

5th Bilkent Undergraduate Philosophy Conference

Conference date: Saturday, February 26, 2022 (via Zoom)

To attend the conference, please register here.

After registration, you will receive an e-mail with the Zoom link for the conference.

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


Conference Program:

(Istanbul time, GMT+3)

You can download the printable program here.


  • Opening Speech

First Session:


  • Ecem Güvercin (Bilkent University, Turkey)
  • Tragedy of Commons: The Unjustification of Efforts of Survival


  • Zhiyuan (Charles) Zhang (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China)
  • Definite Descriptions are Indeed Not Semantically Ambiguous: A Semantic Test

Second Session:


  • Sabina Pachlopníková (King’s College London, England)
  • A Subtle Touch: Hegel and Lacan in Discourse


  • Aayush Giri (University of Delhi, Ramanujan College, India)
  • An inquiry into the nature of perception – Biases & Prejudices

Third Session:


  • Hasan Ayer (Ankara University, Turkey)
  • Can Groups Hold Rights? Constructing A Normative Basis for Collective Rights Without Attributing Groups a Moral Status


  • Jakob Gertler (Southern Utah University, USA)
  • Identity, Silencing, and Non-Communicative Discursive Injustice


  • Closing Speech




  • Bilkent University Department of Philosophy
  • Bilkent Philosophical Society

Organizing Committee:

Faculty Supervisor:

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

Undergraduate Committee Members:

  • Eylül Adıgüzel (Bilkent University, Department of Philosophy)
  • Esma Bihter Akın (Bilkent University, Department of Philosophy)
  • Damla Belemir Aydın (Bilkent University, Department of Philosophy)
  • Hasan Alparslan Bayrak (Bilkent University, Department of Philosophy)
  • Berk Celayir (Bilkent University, Department of Philosophy)
  • İrem Sena Karakoç (Bilkent University, Department of Philosophy)
  • Gamze Kaya(Bilkent University, Department of Philosophy)

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