Graduate Students

Phd Students

Zeynep Çelik

Zeynep is a PhD student who received both her BA in English Language and Literature (2020) and MA in Philosophy (2022) from Bilkent University. Her primary research interests are in philosophy of fiction, metaphysics, and aesthetics. Additionally, she has recently taken an interest in topics of social ontology and collective intentionality.

Email: imzeynep@gmail.com
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Eyşan Demirkaya

Eyşan is a PhD student, who received her BA in Philosophy and BSc in Molecular Biology and Genetics (with a minor in Psychology and a track in Brain and Cognitive Sciences) from Koç University. She then completed her MA in Philosophy at Bilkent University.  Her primary research interest lies at the intersection of Philosophy of Mind and Cognitive Sciences. 

Email: eysan.demirkaya@bilkent.edu.tr
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Bengü Demirtaş

Bengü is a PhD student who obtained her BA in Western Languages and Literatures with a double major in Philosophy at Boğaziçi University. She later received her MA in Western Literature at KU Leuven. Her primary research interests are social and political philosophy and philosophy of literature.. 

Email: bengu.demirtas@bilkent.edu.tr
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Ahmet Gönüllü

Ahmet is a PhD student who completed his MA degree in Philosophy at Erasmus University Rotterdam. Before that he completed a BA degree in Philosophy at Bilkent University, with a minor in Political Science. His primary research interests is social ontology, rights, and global justice. He also has interests in Kant and epistemology. 

Email: ahmet.gonullu@bilkent.edu.tr
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Barış Kaştaş

Barış is a PhD student who obtained his BA and MA in Sciences Po Paris, graduating with a specialization in political theory. Barış is currently exploring a wider range of topics, with an interest in metaethics. He also runs the educational YouTube channel Barış’la Basitçe, discussing philosophical ideas through works of popular culture.

Email: baris.kastas@bilkent.edu.tr
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Gülden Alaz Meriç

Alaz is a PhD student who  received her BA and MA in Philosophy from Middle East Technical University. Her main interests are logic, especially Argumentation Theory, epistemology, philosophy of language and philosophy for children.

Email: alaz.meric@bilkent.edu.tr
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Kemal Sağbaş

Kemal has a B.S. in Industrial Engineering with a Minor in Psychology and an M.A. in Philosophy from Bilkent University. He is interested in philosophy of mind, of cognitive science, of psychology, and feminist philosophy.

Email: kemal.sagbas@bilkent.edu.tr
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Evrensel Sebep

Evrensel is a PhD student who received his BA in Politics and History from Newcastle University. He then completed his MA in Philosophy at the University of Bristol. His interest areas include collective intentionality, democratic theory, social and political philosophy.

Email: evrenselsebep@gmail.com
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M. Maşuk Şimşek

Maşuk  is a PhD student who received his BA in Philosophy and Psychology from Bogazici University and MA in Philosophy from Central European University. He is primarily interested in metaphysics of infinity and related topics in philosophy of mind, philosophy of science and philosophy of religion.

Email: masuk.simsek@bilkent.edu.tr
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Eylül Yücel

Eylül is a PhD student who  received her BA and MA in Philosophy from Bilkent University. Her primary interests are History of Philosophy, Aesthetics and Animal Ethics.

Email: eylul.yucel@bilkent.edu.tr
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MA Students

Afra Akram

Afra received her BSc in Physics from Bilkent University in 2020 and her MS in Physics from Koç University in 2022. Her areas of interest include the philosophy of physics, space-time and gravity.

Email: fathima.mohamed@bilkent.edu.tr
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Tutku Bağcı

Tutku received her BA degree in International Relations from Bilkent University. Her primary area of interest is Mill’s version of utilitarianism and whether it could be applicable to the anarchic international system. Besides, she is also interested in ethics and in questions regarding the link of cinematography and reality

Email: tutku.bagci@bilkent.edu.tr
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Erim Bakkal

Erim received his BA in Philosophy from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University in 2021. His primary areas of interest lie in the intersection of ontology and philosophy of language, especially issues regarding fictional discourse and fictional entities. He is also interested in metaphilosophy with a special focus on methodological pluralism in philosophy.

Email: erim.bakkal@bilkent.edu.tr 
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Website: https://bilkent.academia.edu/ErimBakkal

Cihan Çapan

Cihan received his BA degree in Philosophy from Bilkent University with a minor in Psychology in 2022. He is interested in formal epistemology, belief revision, and (especially semantic) paradoxes..

Email: cihan.capan@bilkent.edu.tr 
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Berk Celayir 

Berk received his BA in Philosophy from Bilkent University. He is primarily interested in philosophy of mind, metaphysics and philosophy of religion.

Email: berk.celayir@bilkent.edu.tr

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Sena Çiftci 

Sena received her BA degree from Bilkent Philosophy (2022) and she is a MA student. Her primary research interests are primarily focused on gender-related  topics, specifically, topics like Black women’s history, trans women, non-binarity, media and feminist studies, emotions in Spinoza’s framework, and their relation to women’s freedom. Moreover, she is also interested in researching political and international relations studies, and their intersection with philosophy..

Email: sena.ciftci@bilkent.edu.tr
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Simge Deniz

Simge received her BA degree in philosophy from Boğaziçi University. Her primary areas of interest are self, alienation, and the good life. She is also interested in the application of philosophy as a way of life.

Email: zeynep.deniz@bilkent.edu.tr
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Kemal Tarık Oral

Kemal Tarık received his BA in Philosophy from Middle East Technical University. His primary areas of interest are philosophy of action, philosophy of mind and metaphysics of free will. He is also interested in questions about mental agency and mental actions.

Email: tarik.oral@bilkent.edu.tr
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Berkay Ozar

Berkay received his BSc in Psychology with a minor in Philosophy of Science and Logic from Middle East Technical University. His current research interests lie in Philosophy of Psychology (with a particular focus on the methodological problems of the field) and Cognitive Science (especially on the current trends of Embodied/Extended Mind theses).

Email: berkay.ozar@bilkent.edu.tr
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Kerem Özcan

Kerem received his BA in Philosophy and BS in Psychology from Middle East Technical University. He is primarily interested in ethics and Ancient Greek Philosophy, especially Aristotle.

Email: kerem.ozcan@bilkent.edu.tr
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Yavuz Selim Şen

Yavuz received their BA in Western Languages and Literatures with a double major in Philosophy at Boğaziçi University. Their primary research interests are in ethics and social and political philosophy. They are especially interested in concepts of trust, responsibility, and their political implications.

Email: selim.sen@bilkent.edu.tr
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Ece Büşra Türközü

Ece Büşra has a BA in Law with a Minor in English Language and Literature and an MA in Turkish Literature from Bilkent University. She is interested in Ancient Greek philosophy, political philosophy, social ontology, narratology, philosophy of event and philosophy of law.

Email: busra.turkozu@bilkent.edu.tr
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Cansu Uraz

Cansu received her BA degree in philosophy from Bilkent University in 2022. Her primary research interests are in social and political philosophy and ethics.

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