Tufan Kıymaz

Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Indiana University

Areas of Interest: Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Religion

Email: tufan.kiymaz@bilkent.edu.tr
Phone: +90-312-290-1049
Office: H233a



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, especially probabilistic/evidential arguments for and against the existence of god.


Sample publications

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

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. (2018) Baker’s Theory of Material Constitution and Thinking Things into Existence. Filozofia 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.