Abdullah Kaygı is professor emeritus of philosophy from Hacettepe University (Ankara). He was born in Ünye (Turkey), on 1.2.1954. He studied in the Department of Turkish Literature at Atatürk University (Erzurum) between1974-1978 and continued his studies in the Department of Philosophy at Hacettepe University, in which he was appointed as research assistant in the year 1984 and from which he got his M.A. degree in the year 1985 and his Ph. D. with a thesis on “The Idea of Westernization and/or Modernization in Turkish Thought”, under the supervision of Prof. Ioanna Kuçuradi, in the year 1990. He continued his academic carrier in the same University, until he became emeritus in February 2021.
His publications focus on problems related to the philosophy of values, ethics, philosophy of art, ontology and human rights. Among his publications in Turkish are the books on Modernization in Turkish Thought (1992), Literature and [Modes of] Being (1995, 1998, 2021), Religious World-views and Philosophy (2016) and many essays in the areas mentioned above. His Philosophy of Art and the Art of Cinema is in print. He also translated into turkish Edmund Husserl’s Philosophie als strenge Wissenschaft/Kesin bir Bilim Olarak Felsefe (1997, 2007, 2014).