DEGREES & TITLES

Academic Degrees, Titles, and Achievements

ACADEMIC DEGREES AND TITLES :

  • Professor : Middle East Technical University, Department of Philosophy, May 2014; retired March 2015.
  • Associate Professor : Middle East Technical University, Department of Philosophy, March 1997.
  • Assistant Professor : Middle East Technical University, Department of Philosophy, November 1994 – March 1997.
  • Ph.D. (Philosophy) : The Ohio State University (U.S.A.), 1994.
    Dissertation title : Idealizations, Approximations and Confirmation in Science.
    Dissertation supervisor : Ronald Laymon.
  • M.A. (Philosophy) : The Ohio State University, 1988.
  • M.A. (Logic, Philosophy and History of Science) : Middle East Technical University, 1982.
  • B.S. (Industrial Engineering) : Middle East Technical University, 1979.

ACADEMIC AWARDS, GRANTS, AND ACHIEVEMENTS :

  • TÜBA (The Turkish Academy of Sciences) / TÜBİTAK (The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey) awards for promotion of scholarly international publications (given to Turkish authors who publish in selected foreign journals and books): For “A Mereological Look at Motion” in 1996, for “Idealizations and Approximations in Science, and the Bayesian Theory of Confirmation” in 2006, for “Misrepresentation and Robustness of Meaning” in 2010, and for “Fodor on Causes of Mentalese Symbols” and ” A Philosophical Assessment of Computational Models of Consciousness” in 2012. (See the “Publications” list.)
  • First Prize in The Sixth Annual William H. Fink Graduate Student Essay Competition, Department of Philosophy, The Ohio State University, 1985.
  • Second Prize in The Fifth Annual William H. Fink Graduate Student Essay Competition, Department of Philosophy, The Ohio State University, 1984.
  • Fulbright Grant for graduate study in the U.S.A., 1981-1987.