"Şerif Mardin and the misery of philosophy in Turkey
Friday, May 30, 2008
Important note: This article was not written to label sociologist Şerif Mardin with a certain viewpoint as either Islamist or Kemalist. Mardin is an impartial scientist! The sole purpose of this article is to make contributions to his views.I would like to leave a note in history as well:The thesis introduced by Mardin has been discussed for a long time.Professor Mustafa Dilber of Boğaziçi University draws attention to the fact that Mardin's criticism over Kemalism's failure to fill the gap in “good, right and beautiful” philosophy, which is to be the backbone of this article, has been discussed in academic circles for fifty-something years. And Dilber as well made references to the same subject in his dissertation thesis in 1967."
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