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Faculty of Divinity

Islamic Philosophy and Theology
Ottoman Philosophy


M Necmeddin Besikci is a postgraduate student at the Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge.

Besikci's Ph.D. thesis examines the Ottoman polymath Ismail Gelenbevi (d. 1205/1791), with a particular focus on his metaphysical, ontological, and epistemological debates, including the discussions on external vs mental existence, the theory of nafs al-amr, and the concepts of unqualified vs proper existence. His broader research focuses on Islamic Philosophy, particularly in the post-Razian and Ottoman periods. 


Key publications: 

M Necmeddin Besikci, Mehmed Emīn Üsküdarī’s Sharh al-Barahīn al-khamsa on Infinity: Analysis and Critical Edition, Nazariyat, Year: 2022 (May) Volume: 8 Issue: 1

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