Faculty Profile for Dr. Burkay Ozturk

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Dr. Burkay Ozturk
Senior Lecturer — Philosophy
CMAL 207
phone: (512) 245-2285

Biography Section

Teaching Interests

Philosophy of Science, Applied Ethics, Philosophy of Technology, Philosophy of Law, Philosophy of Sex

Research Interests

Philosophy of Science, Applied Ethics, Philosophy of Technology, Philosophy of Sex, Philosophy of Teaching

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Ozturk, B. T. (n.d.). Jennifer Lackey’s Academic Freedom. The Saudi Journal of Philosophical Studies.
  • Ozturk, B. T. (2018). The Negotiative Theory of Gender Identity and The Limits of First-Person Authority. In The Philosophy of Sex (pp. 139–160). New York, USA: Rowman & Littlefield.
  • Ozturk, B. T. (2016). Of German Tanks and Scientific Theories: Estimating the Number of Unconceived Alternatives. Southwest Philosophy Review.
  • Ozturk, B. T. (2022, September 2). Nigerian Scammers and Philosophical Muggers: An Essay on The Utility of Epistemic Humility. Daily Philosophy. Retrieved from https://daily-philosophy.com/burkay-ozturk-nigerian-scammers/
  • Ozturk, B. T., & Fischer, B. (2018). Speech and War: Rethinking the Ethics of Speech Restrictions. In D. A. Downs & C. W. Surpernant (Eds.), The Value and Limits of Academic Speech: Philosophical, Political, and Legal Perspectives (pp. 187–204). New York: Routledge.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Dean’s Scholar, U. of Illinois at Chicago. 2012 - 2013
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Chancellor’s Scholar for Interdisciplinary Research, U. of Illinois at Chicago. 2011 - 2012
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Chicago Consular Corps Scholarship, Chicago Consular Corps. January 1, 2008 - December 31, 2008

Selected Service Activities

Editorial Review Board Member
Journal of Philosophical Research
August 1, 2023-Present
Graduate Faculty Committee
August 30, 2019-November 1, 2022
Undergraduate Curriculum Committee
August 30, 2017-November 1, 2022
The Pre-Health Committee
March 1, 2016-January 1, 2022
Central Texas Philosophy Workshop
October 1, 2015-April 15, 2016