Networking Session: Alliance of Civilizations and Al-Farabi, A Civilization Philosopher
Prof. Dr. Alparslan Açıkgenç holds a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. He is currently a teaching history of philosophy at the Chair of Civilization Studies, Institute for Alliance of Civilizations, Fatih Sultan Mehmet Vakif University, Istanbul. His main interest of research is the history of scientific traditions of diverse civilizations, primarily Islamic and Western. He wrote a number of books and articles on religion and science, particularly on epistemology and sociology of science. His most recent work, Islamic Scientific Tradition in History (Kuala Lumpur, 2014) won the national science book award of Malaysia for the year 2014. Currently Professor Açıkgenç is the president of Asian Philosophical Association.