The philosophy department at Middle East Technical University is a pluralistic one in which the major thematic areas and historical periods are represented. Department members have research interests in such traditional areas as logic, philosophy of science, epistemology, ethics and aesthetics, as well as in newer fields like ecophilosophy and philosophy of technology. Analytic and Continental-historical approaches are both represented. The department offers Master of Arts and Doctorate degrees in addition to the degree of Bachelor of Arts. Assistantships are available for qualified graduate students. A weekly seminar series with invited speakers is sponsored by the department.
English is the medium of instruction in the university. METU's library is the best English-language university library in Turkey, with excellent philosophy journal holdings. METU also boasts some of the best computer facilities in the country. The campus is situated in a beautiful wooded area on the outskirts of Ankara, Turkey's capital and second largest city. The city's amenities are easily accessible by bus and taxi.
Chairperson: Prof. Ş. Halil Turan
Vice Chairperson: Assoc. Prof. Refik Güremen
Advisor to the Chairperson: Asst. Prof. James Griffith
Phone: +90 312 210 3140
Fax: +90 312 210 7974
Address: Üniversiteler Mahallesi, Dumlupınar Bulvarı No:1, 06800 Çankaya/Ankara TURKEY