Dr. Necati Aydın: Phenomenology and Self in Said Nursi

Topic: Phenomenology and Self in Said Nursi: Reflective reading of the Anā Treatise (First Part of 30th Word) within the phenomenological method Presenter: Dr.Necati Aydin Date and Time: Tuesday, May 26, 2020, 04:00 PM Istanbul Abstract: The objective is to engage in scholarly discussion in comparing and contrasting Nursi’s concept and use of ana (self) with the phenomenological concepts and method. The debate is expected to shed light on his epistemic, ontic, and phenomenological approaches based on his understanding of human self and consciousness. Particularly, it might help to better understand his mana-i harfi approach in reading the universe with its physical, social, and personal events like a meaningful book. The presentation will consist of three parts: First, a definition and a brief history of phenomenology will be provided. Second, key phenomenological concepts will be presented. Third, the presenter will share his own reflective reading of Ana Treatise within the framework provided in part 1 and 2.

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