Who is Takiyettin Mengusoglu?

Who is Takiyettin Mengusoglu?

June 26, 2021 Off By Felso

Takiyettin Mengüşoğlu was born in Malatya in a farmer family.

He studied philosophy, physics and chemistry at the University of Berlin in Germany; She has a PhD on Husserl and Scheler. When he returned home, he continued his academic studies at Istanbul University. He retired as a professor of philosophy. Standing out with his works in the field of value, Takiyettin Mengüşoğlu was influenced by the new ontology and phenomenology movements and gave lectures in this field.

Takiyettin Mengüşoğlu was closely interested in the problem of what human is and defined human as an anthropological entity on an ontological basis. He stated that it would be wrong to start from his only feature in explaining the human being, and emphasized that the human being should be handled with all his structure and actions. Everything that a person does in his daily life is handled within the context of morality, and if these are examined as a whole, it will be understood what morality is, and therefore human will be understood. According to him, human is a value-producing entity and these values ​​should not be ignored while approaching him. A holistic approach to people who are productive in all areas is the right attitude.

According to him, a person should know himself and others because the condition of being a moral being depends on this. Man is responsible for his own actions, he is a person because he bears this responsibility.

“Introduction to Philosophy”, “The Human Problem in Kant and Scheler”, “Stable Values ​​and Changing Behaviors”, “Philosophical Anthropology”, “Phenomenology and Nicolai Hartmann”, “Man and Animal”, “Earth and Environment” etc. There are works. He also translated the works of philosophers such as Nicolai Hartmann, Max Scheler and Heinz Heimsoeth into Turkish.

Prepared by: Sociologist Ömer YILDIRIM
Source: Omer YILDIRIM’s Personal Lecture Notes. Atatürk University Sociology Department 1st Year “Introduction to Philosophy” and 2nd, 3rd, 4th Grade “History of Philosophy” Lecture Notes (Ömer YILDIRIM); Open Education Philosophy Textbook