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In: Research in Phenomenology


In 20th century philosophical anthropology and value theory in the Turkish philosophical scene have been philosophical buttresses of Turkish modernity. Inspired by Nicolai Hartmann and Max Scheler, Turkish philosopher Takiyettin Mengüşoğlu and his pupil Ioanna Kuçuradi created an academic tradition, which I call “Turkish Philosophical Humanism.” Turkish philosophical humanism stresses that to conserve the value of human being the constitutional law must be made in such a way that citizens can flourish as persons. In this framework I reflect on Ionna Kuçuradi’s academic and political engagement by taking into account her gender, ethnic and religious differences, differences in terms of which she did not describe or present herself. I am interested in the political ordeals she went through as she lived through the political pressures on academia in Turkey and her reflection on her own experience in terms of her personalism and value theory.

In: Journal of the History of Women Philosophers and Scientists
The Middle East, Africa and Asia
Modern Intellectual Trends is a peer reviewed book series that includes monographs, edited volumes, critical editions (for text from the pre-print age) in the original languages and scripts, and annotated translations on intellectual history from the 18th century to the present. The coverage includes philosophy, theology, hermeneutics, mysticism, views and debates on science and the so-called occult sciences, political thought, gender, legal theory, nahḍa studies, postcolonial studies, and adjacent areas, i.e. in intellectual history in the broadest sense. The series welcomes transregional and transcultural contributions.
The series will be open for publications on modern thought from the global south, with a special focus on the Middle East (Arab world, Turkey, Iran), but also the Balkans, South Asia, Southeast Asia, Central Asia, Africa, as well as the Muslim diaspora. Submissions in Arabic, Persian, Turkish, and other non-Western languages, will also be considered, in addition to English, French, and German.