Closing Session and Certificate Ceremony of Medeniyet Readings
Delivered by Prof. Ayhan Çitil and Assoc. Prof. Baha Zafer under the direction of Prof. İhsan Fazlıoğlu, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Medeniyet Readings of the academic year 2018-2019 will be closing this year with its final session and certificate ceremony on 25 June 2019.
In the first eight-session section of the seminar given under the theme ‘Narrative and Interpretation: Modern Science and its Philosophy’, Assoc. Prof. Baha Zafer investigated the rise of modern science constructed by the likes of Copernicus, Galileo, Kepler, Descartes, and Leibniz as well as the Newtonian system that systematized these developments around a methodology by focusing on concepts such as matter, motion, time and space. In the second section consisting of another eight sessions, Prof. Ayhan Çitil discussed modern philosophical-scientific cognition, focusing on Kant’s philosophy and its aftermath.
Following the closing session on 25 June 2019, certificates will be handed out to those participants who have attended at least 70 percent of the sessions in a ceremony, to which the Honourable Rector Prof. Gülfettin Çelik will be participating.
Upon the completion of the seminar that have spanned over approximately nine months, the following topics will have been thoroughly investigated.
25 October 2018 Establishment of Classical Cosmological Concept
01 November 2018 Change – Motion – Establishment of Mechanics
15 November 2018 Establishment of Calculus
29 November 2018 Space – Time
06 December 2018 Force – Mass – Impenetrability (Descartes-Gassendi) - Geometry
13 December 2018 Establishment of Experimental Philosophy
27 December 2018 Determinism – Laplace – Statistics – Probable Universe
03 January 2019 Heat – Thermodynamics
21 February 2019 The concepts of finitude-infinitude, contiguity-incontiguity according to classical theology, mathematics and physics
07 March 2019 Transformation of the concepts of infinity, matter and knowledge from antiquity to modern age
21 March 2019 Space, time, motion and the grounding of the individual in modern metaphysics
04 April 2019 The background of the critical project and Kant on mathematics
18 April 2019 Transcendental deduction and Kant on theoretical physics
13 June 2019 Transcendental dialectics and Kant’s critique of metaphysics
20 June 2019 From transcendental metaphysics to theoretical physics: Metaphysical grounds of natural science
25 June 2019 Limits of Kant’s sense of mathematics and theoretical physics