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Philosophical Problems in the Contemporary World

Edited By Dilek Arlı Çil and Nihal Petek Boyaci

The social and technological developments, social movements, scientific discoveries, economic growth or diseconomies give rise to many problems for human beings. Many disciplines such as economics, political science, architecture, sociology and psychology discuss these problems and offer solutions from different perspectives. Philosophy has its own way of dealing with these problems. As opposed to the common belief, philosophy does not only deal with ideals independently of what is going on in real life. The problems of the contemporary philosophy are also the problems of the contemporary world. For this reason, this book aims to present and discuss certain philosophical problems in the contemporary world and to suggest solutions to them.

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The social and technological developments, social movements, scientific discoveries, economic growth or diseconomies give rise to many problems for human beings. Ethical and political problems which are caused by social/technological developments and scientific discoveries, the increasing rate of poverty due to the growth in population and unfair distribution of goods, cultural and economic problems as a result of urbanization, wars, the position of man in the face of political, scientific and economic developments, the rupture between ethics and politics are among those problems. Many disciplines such as economics, political science, architecture, sociology and psychology discuss these problems and offer solutions from different perspectives. Philosophy has its own way of dealing with these problems. An in-depth thought about the problems of the age requires us to analyze concepts which helps us to find solutions. The analysis of the concepts necessitates philosophical thinking.

As opposed to the common belief, philosophy does not only deal with ideals independently of what is going on in real life. The problems of the contemporary philosophy are also the problems of the contemporary world. In the contemporary world, we are dealing with various philosophical problems with respect to epistemology, ethics and political philosophy. For this reason, this book aims to present and discuss certain philosophical problems in the contemporary world and to suggest solutions to them.

In the first article, Mete Han Arıtürk concentrates on the nature of the scientific development. In this respect, he analyzes Kuhn’s thoughts on...

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