Lecture by Zeynep Direk (Professor of Philosophy, Koç University),
moderated by Roman Seidel (DRS Postdoctoral Fellow, BGSMCS)
In this talk, I will focus on the relation between the secular philosophy in Turkey and its critique by the philosophers coming from an Islamic theological orientation. In the past two decades philosophical work on Western Philosophy in general, and especially Contemporary European Philosophy has come under attack for not being more than ‘translation’, ‘interpretation’, and ‘transmission’ of another culture, instead of cultivating our own. I argue that this is a complaint of "depropriation" (the accusation that those who work on Western philosophy contribute to the neglect and ultimately, the loss of what is proper to philosophy in the Turkish-Islamic Tradition). I shall particularly focus to the reception of Heidegger in Turkey and show that the Islamic appropriations of Heidegger have played a significant role in the articulation of this position, which I perceive not only a call for philosophical identity but also a quest for institutional power.
Feb 08, 2017 | 06:00 PM c.t.
Institut für Philosophie
Habelschwerdter Allee 30
Vortragsraum (Alte Bibliothek)