I am a sixth year Ph.D. candidate in Philosophy at Johns Hopkins University. My primary interests are in philosophy of language, Islamic philosophy and philosophy of artificial intelligence. I did my M.A. in Philosophy and B.A. in Translation and Interpreting Studies at Bogazici University in İstanbul, Turkey. I am originally from Havza, Samsun, a little town in northern Turkey with excellent hot springs. I am type-1 diabetic since 2002.

My work in philosophy of language currently focuses on exploring and expanding a novel constructivist approach to meaning. My work in Islamic philosophy consists in exploration and reconstruction of the philosophical legacy of 9-12th century Islamic world. My work in philosophy of AI focuses on the philosophical issues concerning mechanistic interpretability of neural networks. I will be teaching an introductory course on this topic in Summer 2024 at JHU. My research output is here. My talks are here. My teaching materials are here.

Theologian by Osman Hamdi Bey (1907)