Work Experience

  • 2015 2014

    Full time Lecturer

    Near East University, Felsefe Grubu Öğretmenliği

  • 2014 2014

    Part-time lecturer

    Near East University, Siyaset Bilimi

  • 2014 2013

    part-time lecturer

    Uluslararası Kıbrıs Üniversitesi, Rehberlik ve Psikolojik Danışmanlık

Education & Training

  • Ph.D. 2015

    Intellectual History

    University of Sussex

  • Master2007

    Felsefe

    ODTÜ

  • Bachelor2005

    Felsefe/Sosyoloji

    ODTÜ

Honors, Awards and Grants

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General Publication The question freedom in political philosophies of Thomas Hobbes and Jean-Jacques Rousseau, 2016

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http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/51576/1/Yi%C4%9Fit,_Pervin.pdf

General Publication The Political Thought of John Brown: Religion, Reform and International Relations, 2016

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Scientific Epistemological Beliefs and Science Attitudes of Teacher Candidates Responsible for Science Teaching in Their Future Profession.

Original Article Il Ponte (Ponte), Volume 73, Issue 5, 2017, Pages 93-107

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The need for accessing to the information resources and the science increased as a dynamic process in line with the development of technology and with the restructuring in education. To adapt to the requirements of the modern era of the society, internalizing the concept of the "Scientific knowledge", achieving current-reliable science, comprehending the ways of producing science are the essential requirements. At the basic stage of education, science education have important functions as the first step for accessing science is the science courses which lead the children to search and to criticize. In education process, the relationship between students' epistemological beliefs and their thinking about knowledge creates new methods in teaching and learning. The aim of this study is to determine the scientific epistemological beliefs of preschool and primary school teacher candidates who are responsible for science teaching in their future profession and to reveal its relationship with the candidates' attitudes towards science. The study conducted by the survey correlation pattern and its sample is formed by the teacher candidates in Preschool and Primary School Teaching departments. In this study, data were collected by using "Scientific Epistemological Beliefs Scale" and "Science Attitude Scale". The findings reveal that the teacher candidates' epistemological belief levels and their attitudes toward science are at intermediate level. The significant difference between epistemological belief levels and the attitudes toward science in terms of gender and grade level is demonstrated. Furthermore, the results showed that epistemological beliefs correlated significantly and positively with the attitudes toward science.


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John Brown as an Independent Character from Warburton Circle

Original Article Journal of History Culture and Art Research, Volume 6, Issue 6, 2017, Pages 55-68

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John Brown (1715-1766) and William Warburton (1698-1779) were two leading characters of the English Enlightenment. The enlightenment associated with their works could provide a political, social and intellectual situation of eighteenth century Britain. Therefore, they are worthy of attention. Britain became a trans-oceanic commercial and colonial power in the first half of the century and thus the growth of commercial society and empire changed the character of the nation. Warburton’s works were presenting a complicated programme for reform. Warburton and also his party (Warburton circle) aimed to preserve the Great Britain from the effects of intolerance, superstition, religious enthusiasm and religious division. They aimed to maintain the Anglican establishment. Brown who was considered as a loyal member of Warburton circle, regardless their fall out later, introduced reform strategies for the eighteenth century Britain like other members. In this paper it is indicated that Brown was developing a different reform agenda to that of William Warburton. I argue that the Brown’s main work “An Estimate of the Manners and Principles of The Times”(1757) can actually be read as a refutation of Warburton’s thoughts and of the reform strategies developed by members of his circle and thus Brown need to be considered as a self-directed political reformist.


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Protestantism as the Guarantee of National Liberty in the Eighteenth-Century Britain

Original Article Journal of History Culture and Art Research, Volume 6, Issue 6, 2017, Pages 313-327

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In eighteenth-century, Britain was experiencing success in international arena, increase in economic conditions, improvement in education and developments in arts and sciences. However, especially the advance in natural sciences and the growing popularity of rationalism harmed the political, social and psychological power of religion during the aforementioned period. Due to the religious controversies, Protestant principles lost their crucial role in maintaining the political and social order in Great Britain. Besides internal threats, the country had experienced external threats –such as France- as well. The peril of France was also considered as a direct threat of Catholicism to the Anglican Church. Therefore, the Anglican Church needed to be defended against both the internal and external threats. As a result, the church was re-established as the basis of political and moral order by the attempts of Anglican thinkers and religious men. In order to show how Anglicans had promoted their religious principles, the works of John Brown (1715-1766) -one of the most influential religious men of the period- were analysed. The controversy between Protestantism and Catholicism, namely between Great Britain and France, led Brown to use Protestantism as the basis of English liberty and attack to Catholicism by means of the concept of “liberty” provided by Protestant principles. At this point Brown defended Anglicanism and indicate Anglican’s opposition to Catholicism in terms of liberty. The aim of this paper is to reveal how the concept of ‘liberty’ and Protestantism were used together in order to preserve the commonwealth in Great Britain. In addition, how the concept of liberty changed in John Brown’s works after the threat of Catholicism and became a social concept in the English Enlightenment is also examined.


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Attitudes of primary school teachers toward multicultural education

Original Article Quality & Quantity, Volume 52, Issue 1, 2018, Pages 181-194

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In this research, the purpose is to determine the primary school teachers’ attitudes toward the multicultural education. In order to do this, screening model as one of the descriptive research method was used and the survey adapted into Turkish by Yazıcı et al. (Hacettepe Üniversitesi Eğitim Fakültesi Dergisi 37:229–242, 2009), Teacher Multicultural Attitude Survey was applied as the measurement instrument. The survey was applied to 176 teachers working in primary schools in Güzelyurt. The frequency distributions, descriptive statistics, t test, and one-way variance analysis ANOVA is used for the analysis of the data. The research results of the current study supported that teachers have positive attitude toward multicultural education. It is also reported that teachers’ attitudes toward multicultural education differ with respect to gender, the place of the graduated university, professional seniority, the area of the school and the number of the students in the school.


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The first studies in family guidance in early childhood: the books of Dr. Hafız Cemal

Original Article Quality & Quantity, Volume 52, Issue 1, 2018, Pages 609-623

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The main purpose of this study is to investigate Dr. Hafız Cemal Lokman Hekim’s three books including “Children Health”, “How to Feed Small Children” and “Present for Mothers” with respect to their significance in family guidance and in family education. In the study, document analysis was used as one of the qualitative research methods. In the analysis process, four main categories were created including nutrition, health, care and counselling. As clearly seen in the analysis, the main purpose of Dr. Hafız Cemal’s books is to raise a healthy generation and protect the population. The opinions and suggestions of Dr. Hafız Cemal on nutrition, health and care are still valid after 120 years. He realized that the conditions of those days would have harmful outcomes for health. Therefore, he gave suggestions especially about oral and tooth health, hygiene and the prevention from diseases which were totally innovative in those days. Furthermore Dr. Hafız Cemal both as a religious man and as a medical doctor gave information to people by combining the necessities of religion and science together and he tried to enlighten people and he also talked about the significance of literacy although it was a little bit.


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The Analysis of the Relationship between God, Religion and Politics in Thomas Hobbes’s Leviathan and De Cive

Original Article Cumhuriyet İlahiyat Dergisi , Volume 23, Issue 3, 2019, Pages 1389-1401

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Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679) was a significant political theorist who could be regarded as the founder of social contract theories. Hobbes’s philosophy is worthy of attention in the history of political thought due to his definition of natural state, the reasons of the formation of civil society, authorization and political obligation. Specifically, he focused on the rationalization of political obligation to the sovereign in order to strengthen monarchy in the given era. Meanwhile, he could not exclude the concept of God due to the conditions of the century. Therefore, he preferred integrating the concept of God into his political philosophy by means of moral laws and moral obedience after he had introduced the idea of social contract theory. Furthermore, in contrast to previous thinkers, he gave God a secondary role in the maintenance of political and social order. Excluding the idea of God and the obedience of unwritten laws gave rise to discussion about Hobbes’s rejection of the existence of God although he did not accept these accusations. In this paper it is argued that, Hobbes was an atheist and he used religion only as a political instrument for the sake of the social order. In other words, this paper clarifies the idea that Hobbes used religion and the fear of God as a tool in order to force individuals to obey written laws under a sovereign. In order to indicate the rightness of this argument, his main ideas stated in De Cive and Leviathan are analysed and the place of religion and God in his theory is examined in this paper.


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Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679) toplum sözleşmesi teorisinin kurucusu olarak kabul edilen önemli bir siyaset kuramcısıdır. Hobbes’un doğal durumu tanımlaması, toplumun oluşmasındaki nedenleri belirtmesi, yetkiye ve siyasi yükümlülüklere dair fikirleri siyasi düşünce tarihinde dikkat çeker. Düşünür, özellikle yaşadığı yüzyılda monarşiyi güçlendirmek adına siyasal itaati meşrulaştırmanın gerekliliği üzerinde durmuş, dönemin koşullarından dolayı Tanrı fikrini tamamıyle dışlayamamıştır. Bu yüzden toplum sözleşmesi fikrini temellendirdikten sonra ahlaki yasalar ve yükümlülükler aracılığı ile Tanrı kavramını teorisine dahil etmeyi seçmiştir. Bununla birlikte, kendisinden önceki düşünürlerin aksine Tanrı’ya siyasal ve toplumsal düzeni sağlama hususunda ancak ikincil bir görev vermiştir. Tanrı kavramını ve yazılı olmayan kuralların yükümlülüğünü dışlaması, söz konusu dönemde Hobbes’un ateist olduğuna dair tartışmalara yol açsa da, kendisi bunu kabul etmemiştir. Bizim kanaatimiz, Hobbes’un aslında bir ateist olduğu ve Tanrı fikrini sadece toplumun düzenini sağlamak için siyasi bir araç olarak kullandığı yönündedir. Bir başka deyişle, argümanımız; Hobbes’un dini ve Tanrı korkusunu, bireyleri yazılı yasalara uymaları yönünde zorlamak için kullandığı şeklindedir. Bu argümanın haklılığını gösterebilmek için makalemizde Hobbes’un De Cive ve Leviathan kitaplarındaki argümanları analiz edilmiş ve geliştirmiş olduğu kuramda dinin ve Tanrı’nın yeri incelenmiştir.

William Warburton and The Eighteenth Century English Enlightenment

Original Article Tarih İncelemeleri Dergisi, Volume 34, Issue 2, 2019, Pages 687 - 712

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English Enlightenment was a form of enlightenment in the eighteenth century Europe and it has a peculiar character like other forms. It was trying to preserve the existing order and at the same time it was to support rationalism, individual free will and the advance of natural science by means of its attitude toward religion. However, 18th century Britain was a period in which religious controversies were regarded as direct perils both to the authority of church and state. Although English Enlightenment was emerged as a movement against the sole authority of religion like other places in Europe, it also witnessed the attempts of reconciling the civil authority and the ecclesiastical authority and the re-establishment of the Anglican Church as the established church by means of the influential Anglicans. English Enlightenment that gained a character under these conditions was affected by the intellectuals’ attempts to make an alliance between rationalism and religious enthusiasm and state and church. In this paper, these attempts are investigated through the works of one of the most influential character of the period; William Warburton. I aim to explore the reasons why an alliance between church and state emerged for maintaining the political and social order in the long eighteenth century. For this end, Warburton’s Christian interpretation of the English Enlightenment was examined and finally his reformation plan, which was introduced to support Enlightenment ideas and to preserve the power of the church and the state all at once were studied.


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The Analysis Of The Interdependence Between Freedom And Religion through The Works Of John Brown (1715—1766)

Original Article Elektronik Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi, Volume 19, Issue 74, 2020, Pages 760-776

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In eighteenth century, England and France were considered as the super powers of the world. Due to this competition between them, each empire was trying to preserve their establishment. Apart from political conditions, philosophical and social values that had been changing under the light of Enlightenment were regarded as perils to social order of the kingdoms in Europe. This led some intellectuals and religious men of the period to work on the maintenance of their societies. John Brown (1715-1766) as a religious man was also involved in this mission. Yet, his early works were mostly focus on morality and individuality. In this paper, I analyzed his early works in detail in order to indicate his moral theory which was constructed independently from the principles of Protestantism and Anglicanism. Afterwards the differences between his early works and the later works are examined and the political worries of the English establishment are explained through them. I argue that English establishment aimed to defend the maintenance of their society by making religion as a political instrument in the conditions of the eighteenth century as could clearly be seen in Brown’s works.


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On Sekizinci yüzyılda, İngiltere ve Fransa dünyanın en güçlü iki devletiydi. Aralarındaki bu rekabetten ötürü de, her biri kendini korumaya çalışıyordu. Siyasi durum dışında, Aydınlanma’nın etkilediği değişiklikler ile farklı bir boyut kazanan felsefik ve sosyal değerler de Avrupa’da halihazırda var olan sosyal düzene karşı bir tehdit oluşturuyordu. Bu da dönemin bazı entelektüellerini ve din adamlarını toplumlarını korumak için çalışmaya itti. John Brown (1715-1766) da bu dönemin bir din adamı olarak buna dahil oldu. Fakat, onun ilk eserleri ahlak ve bireysellikle ilgiliydi. Ben bu makalede, Brown’un ik eserlerini detaylı olarak inceleyerek, onun Protestanlık ve Anglikanizm’den bağımsız olarak kurduğu ahlak kuramına bakıyorum. Sonrasında ise ilk eserleri ve sonrakiler arasındaki farklara yoğunlaşarak dönemin İngitere’sinde hakim olan siyasi kaygıları açıklayacağım. Böylece, onsekizinci yüzyıl koşullarında İngiltere’nin topumsal düzenini koruması için dini siyasi bir araç olarak nasıl kullandıklarını göstereceğim.

Currrent Teaching

  • 2019 YAZ

    FOREINSIC PSYCHOLOGY

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  • 2019 YAZ

    ETHICS

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  • 2019 YAZ

    LITERATURE AND PHILOSOPHY

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  • 2019 YAZ

    SOCIAL ANTHROPOLOGY

    1. This course aims to help students locate themselves culturally, historically and intellectually in a complex world with diverse environments. 2. to help students understand and relate people and societies 3. to provide students with a broad conceptual base for their future studies.

Teaching History

  • 2014 BAHAR

    PHILOSOPHY OF ETHICS

  • 2015 BAHAR

    PHILOSOPHY OF ETHICS

  • 2019 BAHAR

    ENLIGHTENMENT

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  • 2014 BAHAR

    EPISTEMOLOGY

  • 2015 BAHAR

    EPISTEMOLOGY

  • 2016 GÜZ

    PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE

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  • 2015 BAHAR

    PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION

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  • 2016 BAHAR

    PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION

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  • 2015 BAHAR

    EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATIONS

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  • 2016 GÜZ

    PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION

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  • 2016 GÜZ

    PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION

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  • 2015 BAHAR

    PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION

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  • 2016 BAHAR

    PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION

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  • 2016 GÜZ

    EDUCATIONAL SOCIOLOGY

  • 2014 YAZ

    EDUCATION OF SOCIOLOGY

    Eğitimin diğer alanlarıyla ilişki kurabilmek

  • 2019 BAHAR

    PHILOSOPHY

    Düşünmeyi öğrenmek ve bunu uygulamayı arzu etmek.

  • 2015 GÜZ

    PHILOSOPHY

  • 2015 GÜZ

    PHILOSOPHY

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  • 2016 GÜZ

    PHILOSOPHY

  • 2016 GÜZ

    PHILOSOPHY

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  • 2017 GÜZ

    PHILOSOPHY

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  • 2015 GÜZ

    HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY I

  • 2016 GÜZ

    HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY I

  • 2015 BAHAR

    HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY II

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  • 2016 BAHAR

    HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY II

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  • 2016 GÜZ

    ORIGINS OF PHILOSOPHY AND HELLENISTIC PHILOSOPHY I

  • 2014 BAHAR

    ORIGINS OF PHILOSOPHY AND HELLENISTIC PHILOSOPHY II

  • 2014 BAHAR

    INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY

  • 2015 GÜZ

    HELLENISTIC AND MEDIEVAL PHILOSOPHY

  • 2019 BAHAR

    INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIP AND COMMUNICATION

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  • 2016 BAHAR

    ELECTIVE II (HISTORICAL PHILOSOPHY)

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  • 2015 GÜZ

    POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY

  • 2015 YAZ

    SOCIAL ANTHROPOLOGY

    Kültürel antropolojinin önemini ortaya koymak

  • 2016 BAHAR

    SOCIAL AND CULTURAL CHANGE

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  • 2015 GÜZ

    SOCIOLOGY

  • 2014 YAZ

    SOCIOLOGY

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  • 2019 BAHAR

    INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY

    Psikolog diplomasına sahip olacak olan öğrencilerin sosyal kavramlar, sosyal değerlendirme perspektifleri, sosyal dinamikler, sosyal araştırma metodları, çağdaş toplumlar, sosyal ilişkiler ve sosyal kimlik hakkında bilgi sahibi olmasını sağlamak.

  • 2016 BAHAR

    HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY

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  • 2017 GÜZ

    HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY

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