Ali Tekin

Visiting Researcher

Ali Tekin Dr. Ali Tekin is Assistant Professor at the department of Logic, Philosophy and Religious Studies, Faculty of Theology in Karadeniz Technical University, Turkey and visiting researcher at Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, in the Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University. He graduated from Faculty of Theology, Istanbul University in 2003, and received his M.A. degree in 2008 and his Ph.D. degree in 2014 from Islamic Philosophy, Marmara University, Istanbul. He has taught classical logic, Islamic philosophy, theory of demonstration and theory of rhetoric in Islam at Faculty of Theology, Karadeniz Technical University. He has published several articles, translations and books in the fields of Islamic Logic and Philosophy, including Fârâbî’de Felsefenin Serüveni: Mantık Bilimi Temelli Bir Felsefe Tarihi Felsefesi [The Adventure of Philosophy in al-Farabi: The Philosophy of History of Philosophy Based on Logic], (Ankara: Araştırma Yayınları, 2009) and Varlık ve Akıl: Aristoteles ve Fârâbî’de Burhân Teorisi [Being and Reason: Theory of Demonstration in Aristotle and al-Farabi] (İstanbul: Klasik Yayınları, 2017). Dr. Tekin’s academic interests include al-Farabi’s and Ibn Rushd’s Commentaries on Aristotle’s logical works, especially their commentaries on Categories, Prior Analytics, Posterior Analytics, Topics and Rhetoric. His post-doctoral study in Georgetown University titled as “Ibn Rushd’s Theory of Rhetoric” is supported by The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey for the period of 2017-2018.