Tufan Kıymaz

Assistant Professor

Assistant Chair

Ph.D., Indiana University

Areas of Interest: Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Religion, Philosophy of Well-Being

Personal Homepage: https://tufankiymaz.com

Email: tufan.kiymaz@bilkent.edu.tr
Phone: +90-312-290-1049
Office: H-233A




Tufan Kıymaz received his PhD in Philosophy, with a minor in History and Philosophy of Science, from Indiana University, Bloomington, in 2017. The same year he joined the philosophy department in Bilkent, from where he has received his Bachelor’s degree. His main area of research is philosophy of mind, more specifically our first-personal knowledge of subjective qualities like what it is like to see red or what it is like to be in pain, and the possibility of a fully materialistic and scientific explanation of this type of knowledge. He is also interested in philosophy of religion, philosophy of well-being, Modern Stoicism, and philosophical pedagogy.


Sample publications

Kıymaz, T. (2021) The Fine-Tuning Argument and the Objection from Artificial Intelligence. Flsf, 31: 1-13

Kıymaz, T. (2021) On the Paradigmatic Conception of the Physical. Problemos, 99: 80-86  

Kıymaz, T. (2020) A Priori Physicalism and the Knowledge Argument. Teorema, 39/2: 87-103

Kıymaz, T. (2020) Hassas Ayar Argümanı: Bilim Tanrı’yı Mı İşaret Ediyor? Beytülhikme, 10/4: 1367-1381

Kıymaz, T. (2019) Phenomenal Concepts and Physical Facts: A Dialogue with Mary. Filozofia: Journal for Philosophy, 74/10: 797-807

Kıymaz, T. (2019) Kant and the Impossibility of Non-Euclidean Space. Philosophical Forum, 50/4: 485-491

Kıymaz, T. (2019) What Gary Couldn’t Imagine. Journal of Philosophical Research, 44: 293-311 

Kıymaz, T. (2019) On The Meaning of “The Meaning of Life.” Filosofia Unisinos: Unisinos Journal of Philosophy, 20/2: 146-154

Kıymaz, T. (2019) Subjective Physicalism as a Response to the Knowledge Argument. MetaZihin, 2/2: 199-211

Kıymaz, T. (2018) Baker’s Theory of Material Constitution and Thinking Things into ExistenceFilozofia Nauki: The Philosophy of Science, 26/4: 49-56

Kıymaz, T. (2018) Aristotle on the Naturalness of Death from Old Age. Mediterranean Journal of Humanities, VIII/2: 427-436


Sample Turkish language publications

Kıymaz, T. (2022) Kıbrıslı Zenon – Mutluluk Hayatın Dirençsiz Akışıdır. Destek Yayınları.

Kıymaz, T. (2021) Görüngüsel Bilgi ve İmgelem Yeteneği. MetaZihin, 2/2: 79-90

Kıymaz, T. (2021) Fizikselcilik Karşıtı Bilgi Argümanı’nın Bir Savunusu. Kaygı, 20/2: 653-695