Graduate Students

Bensu Arican Bensu Arıcan

Bensu received her BA in philosophy from Middle East Technical University. Her main research interests are the philosophy of emotions and the philosophy of consciousness. Her thesis topic is ‘Are Conscious Emotions a Natural Kind?’. She is also interested in transhumanism.

Email: bensu.arican@bilkent.edu.tr
RoomH-129B

Alican Başdemir

Alican received his BSc degree in Molecular Biology and Genetics from Bilkent University before joining the M.A. program in Fall 2017. His main interests lie in philosophy of neuroscience which also draws upon philosophy of biology and philosophy of cognitive science.

Emailalican.basdemir@bilkent.edu.tr
RoomH-129B

Dilara Boğa

Dilara received a BA in American Culture and Literature from Bilkent University. Her primary interests are social and political philosophy, history of political thought, and ethics.

Emaildilara.boga@bilkent.edu.tr
RoomH-337A

gizemcamlica Gizem Çamlıca

Gizem entered the MA program in Spring 2017 after completing a BA degree at Bilkent University in the department of English Language and Literature. Her philosophical interests are cognitive liberty and philosophy of mind.

Emailgizem.camlica@bilkent.edu.tr
RoomH-231A

Mert Civelek Mert Civelek

Mert received his BA in Economics from Bilkent University in 2016. His primary research interest is political philosophy, especially theories of democracy and political obligation.

Email: mert.civelek@bilkent.edu.tr
Room: A-231A

  Mehmet Taylan Cüyaz

Taylan graduated from the Department of Philosophy at the Middle East Technical University with a minor degree in Sociology. He is interested in philosophy of language, mind and metaphysics, especially on the problem of subjective experience.

Email: taylan.cuyaz@bilkent.edu.tr
Room: H-129B

Kerem Eroğlu Kerem Eroğlu

Kerem graduated from the Department of Philosophy at Middle East Technical University. His main research interest is the nature of propositional attitudes, an area at the intersection of philosophy of language, mind, and epistemology. See his article ‘Disentangled Externalisms‘ in the journal Aporia.

Email: kerem.eroglu@bilkent.edu.tr
RoomA-231A

Zach Gudmunsen Zach Gudmunsen

Zach joined the M.A. program at Bilkent University after completing a B.A. in philosophy at the University of Liverpool. His primary interests are artificial agents, ethics, metaethics, and superintelligence, with limited epistemology and metaphysics.

Email: zacharus@bilkent.edu.tr
Room: H-337A

Çağrı Gürkanlı

Çağrı received a BA in Law with a minor degree in Political Science from Bilkent University. He then obtained the Magister Juris degree at the University of Oxford. His primary interests are meta-theory, metaphysics, and legal philosophy, with an emphasis on theoretical presuppositions.

Email: c.gurkanli@bilkent.edu.tr
Room: HZ-41

John Hadley

John (“Jack”), from Los Angeles, California, received a BS in Economics before beginning an MA in Philosophy at Bilkent. Jack’s primary areas of interest are political philosophy and the intersection of philosophy and theology.

Email: john.hadley@bilkent.edu.tr
Room: HZ-104

Gızem Kavaş Gizem Kavas

Gizem received a BA in Political Science with a minor in Philosophy from Bilkent University. Her primary interests are in formal epistemology, philosophy of probability, logic, and metaethics.

Email: kavasgizem@bilkent.edu.tr
Webhttp://kavasgizem.bilkent.edu.tr
Room: H-337A

Emre Keser

Emre received his BA in Philosophy with a minor in Commucation and Design from Bilkent University. His primary interests are social and political theory, history of political ideas (specifically, theories of social contract, debates in Marxism and nineteenth century anarchism) and philosophy of death.

Email: emre.keser@bilkent.edu.tr
Room: HZ-41

Bilge Sever Kıyak

Bilge received her BA in philosophy from Bilkent University in 2017. Her primary interests are ethics, evolutionary ethics and moral psychology.

Email: bilge.sever@bilkent.edu.tr
Room: HZ-41

Naz Oktay

Naz received a BA in Philosophy from Bilkent University. Her primary interests are philosophy of race and gender and philosophy of language.

Email: naz.oktay@bilkent.edu.tr
Room: A-231A

Gülce Torun

Gülce received a BA in Philosophy from Bilkent University. Her primary interests are moral philosophy and metaethics, with a particular emphasis on moral judgments and motivations.

Email: gulce.torun@bilkent.edu.tr
Room: HZ-41

Uğur Eylül Yücel

Eylül received a BA in Philosophy from Bilkent University. Her primary interests are in Contemporary feminism and applied ethics with a particular emphasis on abortion.

Email: eylul.yucel@bilkent.edu.tr
RoomH-129B