Faculty of Art and Science

Academic Members

Ömer Ersin Kahraman

Ömer Ersin Kahraman,  Dr.

Faculty Member

He successfully accomplished “Industrial Engineering” major degree and “Philosophy of Science and Logic” minor degree BS programs at METU in 2006. He obtained his master’s degree in “Science and Technology Policy Studies” at METU as the top of promotion in 2010. During his studies at METU, he took Video Production courses from Thomas Balkenhol in GISAM (Audiovisual Systems Research Center) and his documentary film “Kurban (Sacrifice)” he prepared within the scope of these courses was projected in Istanbul Short Film Festival in the competition section in 2006. Between 2008 and 2009 he worked in Nancy Aye Aye Film Festival in France for a year and organized a special screening day for the short films from Turkey as a part of the festival. During his BS and MS studies, he took an interest in the problem of consumerism. Accordingly, in 2011 he started his PhD thesis at Rennes 1 University in order to investigate the problematic relationship between the rationalism and the excessive consumption phenomena in the western societies. In 2015 he defended his thesis “Consumable Freedom” he wrote under the supervision of Prof Catherine Colliot-Thélène and obtained his PhD degree with the mention of “Très Honorable” (High Honors). After working as a philosophy teacher at high school for a year in Académie de Poitiers in 2016-2017, he joined the Istinye University family. He works especially in the fields of consumer society, sociology and psychology of consumption, ideology, political philosophy, political economics and Frankfurt School. He has several articles published in national and international journals. He speaks fluently English and French in which he wrote his Master’s and PhD theses and he has an intermediate level in German.

Research Area: Political philosophy, Frankfurt School, Consumer Society

Main Areas: Felsefe, 

2019 - Consumption as an Althusserian Ideological Apparatus
2019 - The Chinese Miracle and Its Retrogression: Why could China not have pursued her technological ingenuity?
KAHRAMAN ÖMER ERSİN. İnsan ve Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi,
2018 - Destructiveness: An Inner Drive of the Human Nature or a Fact of the Social Structure
KAHRAMAN ÖMER ERSİN. Beytulhikme An International Journal of Philosophy, 119-129.
2018 - Yeni Toplum ve Kitlesel Tüketim
KAHRAMAN ÖMER ERSİN. FLSF Felsefe ve Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi, 383-400.
2016 - New Paradise: Utopia of Modernity from Bacon to Saint-Simon
KAHRAMAN ÖMER ERSİN. Journal of Human Values (Sage Publications), 22(2), 115-124.