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Anatolian Enlightenment and the Republic – Part 2

2021-02-17T00:07:54+03:00By |Categories: Transcripts|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Turkish revolution is not a revolution that took place under normal conditions; it is a society gaining self-awareness after emerging victorious from the War of Independence. In other words, enlightenment here was realized through action. You tell people about the idea of enlightenment in order to motivate them to take an action.But the peoples of Anatolia gained this by themselves, emerging victorious from a war of survival by relying on themselves because they had no one else to rely on. This is my understanding of it.Gaining self-government means gaining one’s self. This could no longer be delegated to anyone [...]

Eastern and Western Aesthetics

2020-07-16T00:32:22+03:00By |Categories: Essays|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Aesthetics is a philosophical discipline, and its subject matter is art, or more accurately, fine art. The word aesthetics is derived from the Greek word for “science of sensations” or “science of emotions”, although this definition fails to do full justice to the concept of aesthetics, as aesthetics today is also used to refer to the “philosophy of art” or the “philosophy of fine art”. Aesthetics is the science of beauty, investigating the essence of art and laws of evolution, but also various manifestations of beauty. Aesthetics cannot be reduced to an examination of the sensory pleasure derived from [...]

The Problem of Culture

2020-07-16T00:22:03+03:00By |Categories: Essays|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Solving problems first requires them to be understood. Culture is a phenomenon that encompasses lifestyles and relationships. People form their cultural worlds by changing and transforming the inputs from nature through their feelings, thoughts, and actions. Cultural objects acquire a completely new existence with the human essence and form added to their natural essence and form. The human hand leaves a mark on every object it touches, and so every cultural object is like a reflective device, a mirror; and the imagination, thought and purpose it manifests turns it into a different object. The most salient feature of culture [...]

Let Us Get to Know One Another

2020-07-16T00:05:14+03:00By |Categories: Essays|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

“Let us get to know one another, for it makes things easier; let us stop being strangers, let us love and be loved; for the world is no one’s to inherit.” Yunus Emre A person of Anatolia can play an active role in the development of a mutual understanding, being situated between the East and the West, and with a deep awareness of both civilizations. The key difference between the civilizations of the East and West is that while the former is “verbal” and “conscientious”, the latter is “visual” and “rational”. Far Eastern and Sanskrit civilizations may also be [...]

Anatolia, Ashura and Sohbet

2020-07-01T18:57:59+03:00By |Categories: Transcripts|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The efforts that I have put into studying the wisdom of Anatolia are not restricted to a geographical region; these are studies which I usually refer to as the Wisdom of Anatolia or the Ancient Wisdom to stress the importance of it on the intersection point of Anatolian lands. I prefer to focus on portraying the great culture and the vastness this culture entails, because the wisdom I am talking about is not something that can exist entirely within a limited geographical area. *** Anatolia is called as the cradle of culture. According to ancient records, Anatolia, with its [...]