The machines in Kitab al-Hiyal, a book written by al-Jazari (Anatolia’s greatest inventor in the 13th century and chief engineer of the Artuqid palace for 26 years), were displayed to visitors at the Istanbul Jazari Museum in its “Jazari’s Extraordinary Machines” exhibition, for which the museum was awarded the Fuat Sezgin Special Corporate Award by […]
Author: Ahmet Selami Caliskan Why did the scientific revolution take place in the West and not in China or the Islamic world? How did humanity’s production of science and technology, which had been moving along at a relatively steady pace for tens of thousands of years, end up making such an unprecedented leap? These are […]
Last week on Friday, we were at the Fazilet Educational Institute as a part of Tekhnelogos’s social-responsibility project “Tiny Coders.” As part of this project, which teaches children programming to encourage them to become productive users rather than merely consumers of technology, we distributed Microbit mini-computers, which we started using simultaneously with schools in the […]
We gave a seminar entitled “The Scientific Revolution: Homo faber–Homo economicus Solidarity” at the Marmara University Faculty of Theology. I thank our hosts, instructors Rahim Acar and Ilhan Kutluer.
The second seminar entitled “The Scientific Revolution: Homo faber–Homo economicus Solidarity” was held with the participation of master’s and PhD students at the Department of Philosophy at Medeniyet University. It was a very productive seminar, and I extend many thanks to our host, Professor Ihsan Fazlioglu.
Abstract in issue 36 (2014), pages 107–43 It is commonly accepted that modern science emerged as a uniquely Western epistemological structure that served to regulate the practical demands of modern society following the industrial revolution. This study adopts a different perspective, looking to the societal and class background of the developments in the field of […]
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As part of the “Thermodynamic and Heat Techniques Working Group Meeting” held at the Faculty of Engineering at Istanbul Technical University (ITU), Tekhnelogos General Manager Dr. A. Selami Caliskan came together with distinguished professors and research assistants of the faculty at the seminar on “Digital Applications in Natural Gas–SystemsEngineering.” Various research assistants and academic staff […]
Dr. A. Selami Caliskan delivered a seminar on “Digital Project Applications in Natural Gas–Systems Engineering” at the Ankara Chamber of Mechanical Engineers. The first part of the seminar was devoted to informing participants about the important contributions computers were making in the field of natural gas–systems engineering and the role of the engineers who analyze […]
Dr. Ahmet Selami Caliskan conducted a presentation named “The Transformation of Techne: The Founder Effect of Practice in Modern Science” as part of a series of meetings titled “Tezgahtakiler” (Those at the workbench) at the Center for the Study of Civilization. Drawing on his doctoral dissertation, Caliskan called attention to the fundamental role of the […]