PhilFest’23, Turkey’s first large-scale philosophy festival, will take place at the Spring Festival area on Saturday, September 23. The event is organized by the Department of Philosophy, Bilkent Philosophical Society, Bilkent University Library and the Psychological Counseling and Development Center.
There will be presentation tables by scientific and philosophical associations and societies from different cities, such as the Society for Women in Philosophy in Turkey, Turkish Kant Society, Evrim Ağacı, Turkish Philosophy Foundation and Philosophy Art Science Association. There will also be book sales (with discounts) by many publishers in Turkey, including Doğu Batı, İletişim, Yapı Kredi, İş Bankası Kültür and İmge. Throughout the festival, attendees can visit the exhibition area where philosophical visual works will be presented.
The program will start at 12 p.m. with Rector Kürşat Aydoğan’s opening speech, followed by interviews and presentations.
12:30 p.m. Thinking Philosophy as a Woman (Fulden İbrahimhakkıoğlu and Toros Güneş Esgün)
1:30 p.m. Video Games and the Ethics of the Digital World (Erhan Demircioğlu)
2:30 p.m. Philosophical Wanderlust: Non-Western Philosophies (Pelin Dilara Çolak)
3:30 p.m. Bilkent Philosophy Student Acitivities
4 p.m. God as the Source of Morality (Enis Doko and Tufan Kıymaz)
5 p.m. Social and Political Epistemology in the Information Age (Ömer Aygün and Yurdagül Kılınç)
At 6 p.m. there will be competitions on critical thinking and philosophical trivia and at 7 p.m. a movie screening (“Megamind” – Turkish subtitles).
For more information: phil.bilkent.edu.tr.