Department of Philosophy

Philosophy, the pursuit of wisdom, is one of the oldest and most enduring human intellectual enterprise

Philosophy begins in wonder- wonder at the richness, order, and beauty of the world around us, wonder at the grandeur and horror of the acts we perpetrate, and, not least, wonder at the mystery and elusiveness of our own nature.

But it does not stop there.

Philosophers reflect on all these matters, trying to understand the world and themselves.

Philosophers have generally taken several questions as central:

  • What is there? (And, what, in particular, am I?)
  • How do I know?
  • What should I do?

The Philosophy Department of Kocaeli University carries on that tradition.

Since its founding in 1997, The Philosophy Department of Kocaeli University has grown to become a nationally ranked department, offering excellent instruction and supervision at the graduate and undergraduate levels.


Kocaeli University, Philosophy Department works to equip students with the following qualities:

  • To have a philosophical point of view to provide the basic skills essential to the effort.
  • Be aware of contemporary soul.
  • Dogmatic obsessions away, be open-minded
  • Self-renew predisposition.
  • To be fair.
  • To be honest.


Problems and solutions captured in the Philosophy Department of Kocaeli in the world and brought them to contribute to the development of society, and philosophical knowledge of the history of philosophy with a view of philosophers, academics, teachers cultivate the ideal of philosophy has been adopted as its mission. In addition, the department of research and publications to shed light on social problems, academic sense, philosophy can be summarized as the primary goal. Kocaeli University, Department of Philosophy is a respected national and international arena, strives to be the philosophy department.


Kocaeli University Department of Philosophy aims to give students the basic qualifications can be summarized as follows:

  • The ability to view critical: any given concept, there is no first-truth "sacred", "untouchable" to test for disrespect, and never stick to them.
  • The ability to view the literal: Each of the concept, remember that a piece of string concepts

Admission Requirements

Students are selected and placed by a central university placement test conducted by OSYM (Student Selection and Placement Center) within the quota specified each year.

Graduation Requirements

So as to be awarded a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy degree, students have to fulfill 240 ECTS credits successfully and pass the elective and mandatory courses offered by the four- year program.