Bogazici University
Philosophy Department
34342 Bebek, İstanbul

Prof. Gurol Irzik

1. PERSONAL INFORMATION Electrical Engineering, Bogazici University, 1977

M.A. in Mathematics, Bogazici University, 1979

Ph. D. in History and Philosophy of Science, Indiana University-Bloomington, 1986

Areas of Specialization: Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Social Sciences, Causation


(a) Books:

Turkish Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science, (eds.) G. Irzik and G. Guzeldere, forthcoming in 2003 in Boston Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science, Kluwer Academic Publishers.

Science Education in Philosophical and Cultural Perspective, G. Irzık and R. Nola, forthcoming by Kluwer Academic Publishers. Expected in 2004.

(b) Articles:

"Popper's Piecemeal Engineering: What is Good for Science is not always Good for Society", The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, Vol. 26, 1985: 1-10.

"Causal Modeling: New Directions for Statistical Explanation", (second author: E. Meyer). Philosophy of Science, Vol. 54, 1987: 495-514.

"Armstrong's Account of Probabilistic Laws", Analysis, Vol. 51, 1991: 214-217.

"Carnap and Kuhn: Arch Enemies or Close Allies?", (second author: T. Grünberg) The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, Vol. 46,1995: 285-307.

"Can Causes be Reduced to Correlations?", The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, Vol. 47,1996: 249-270.

"Whorfian Variations on Kantian Themes: Kuhn's Linguistic Turn", (second author: Teo Grünberg). Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, Vol. 29, 1998: 207-221.

"Human Needs, Consumption, and Social Policy", (first author: Ayse Bugra). Economics and Philosophy, Vol. 15, 1999: 187-208.

"Universalism, Multiculturalism, and Science Education", Science Education , Vol. 85, 2001: 71-74.

"Incredulity Toward Lyotard: A Critique of Postmodern Conception of Science and Knowledge", (first author: R. Nola), forthcoming in Studies in History and Philosophy of Science

"A Re-evaluation of Logical Empiricism", Revista Patagonica de Filosofia, Vol. 1, 1999: 49-68.

"Il Nuovo Kuhn: la Formulazione tassonomica", Iride, Vol. 13, 2000: 636-645.

"Which Multiculturalism?", (second author: Sibel Irzik). Science and Education Vol. 11, 2002: 393-403.

(c) Book Contributions and Conference Papers:

"Causal Modeling and the Statistical Analysis of Causation", PSA 1986, Vol. 1. (Eds.) A. Fine and P. Machamer. MI: East Lansing, Philosophy of Science Association, p. 12-23.

"Singular Causation and Law", PSA 1990, Vol. 1. (Eds.) A. Fine, M. Forbes, and L. Wessels. MI: East Lansing, Philosophy of Science Association, p. 537-544.

"Cartwright, Capacities, and Probabilities", PSA 1992, Vol. 1. (Eds.) M. Forbes, D. Hull, and K. Okruhlik. MI: East Lansing, Philosophy of Science Association, p. 239-250.

"Popper's Epistemology and World Three" in The Concept of Knowledge . (Eds.) Kucuradi and R. S. Cohen. Kluwer Academic Press, 1995: 83-95.

"Teaching Philosophy of Science in an Islamic Cultural Context", Proceedings of the Third International History, Philosophy, and Science Teaching Conference, (Eds.) F. Finley, D. Allchin, D. Rhees, and S. Fifield. University of Minnesota Pub., Vol. 1, 1995: 552-556.

"Philosophy of Science and Radical Intellectual Islam in Turkey" in Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Science Education , (ed.) William Cobern. Kluwer Academic Press, Dordrecht, 1998: 163-180.

"Three dogmas of Humean Causation" in Stochastic Dependence and Causality , (eds.) M.C. Galavotti, P. Suppes and D. Costantini. CSLI Publications (Stanford University) , 2001: 85-101.

"Carnap and Kuhn: A Belated Encounter" in In the Scope of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science Vol. II, (eds.) P. Gardenfors, J. Wolenski and K. Kijina-Placek. Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2002: 603-620.

"Changing Conceptions of Rationality: From Logical Positivism to Post-Positivism" in Analitic and Continental Origins of Logical Empiricism , (eds.) M. Salmon and P. Parrini. Forthcoming by Pittsburgh University Press.

"Comment: Improving 'Styles of Experimentation'" in Observation and Experiment in the Natural and Social Sciences , (ed.) M. C. Galavotti. Forthcoming by Kluwer Academic Press.

(e) Book Reviews :

"A Review of Probabilistic Metaphysics", Teaching Philosophy, Vol. 9, 1986: 178-80.

"Back to Basics: A Philosophical Critique of Constructivism", Science and Education , Vol. 9, 2000: 621-639.
Also in Studies in Philosophy and Education Vol. 20, 2001: 157-175 by the request of the editor of Science and Education and the permission of the editor of Studies in Philosophy and Education .

"A Review of The Road Since Structure", Philosophy of Science, Vol. 68, 2001: 573-575.