Who is Kınalızade Ali?June 25, 2021
He was born in 916 in Isparta. He is one of the Turkish moralists. He served as an Anatolian kazasker, dedicating his book to Syrian governor Ali Pasha. He died in 979. He is known for his work called Ahlak-ı Alai. His book is the first moral work written in Turkish.
In Ahlak-ı Alai, sciences are classified at the beginning, and morality is defined as ‘science of the hulk’. Influenced by Aristotle. Analyzes the concepts of temperament and temperament. The book is in three parts: individual morality, family, state. The book was published in Egypt in 1833, and in 1974 the introduction and the first part were published under the title Moral Alai.
Ahmet Davutoğlu expresses in his works that he was deeply influenced by Kınalızade’s work called Ahlakı alai.
Source: Atatürk University Department of Sociology Lecture Notes for Grade 1 “Introduction to Philosophy” and Grade 3 “History of Contemporary Philosophy” (Ömer YILDIRIM)