Takiyettin Mengüşoğlu

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Takiyettin Mengusoglu (1905–1984) was a Turkish philosopher.[1]

Mengusoglu was born in Malatya province of Turkey. After finishing the high school he went to Germany and became a student of Nicolai Hartmann. He was known as Takiyettin Temuralp at that time and published Über die grenzen der erkennbarkeit bei Husserl und Scheler in German.[2] He is the author of the university text book Felsefeye Giris (Introduction to Philosophy).[3]

Mengüşoğlu founded a new school of anthropology which he called ontological anthropology. This anthropology deals with man not through any conceptualization but through "his concrete biopsyhichic wholeness".[4][5] He believed that this new anthropology would be more suitable approaching man and solving concrete problems in the human world.


  1. http://felsefe.istanbul.edu.tr/node/52
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  3. http://www.remzi.com.tr/index.asp?anakategori=59&kategori=149&kitapid=933
  4. http://www.edebiyatdergisi.hacettepe.edu.tr/2000172SevgiIyi.pdf
  5. Iyi, Sevgi, "Yüzyılımızda İki Antropoloji Anlayışı, Heidegger ve Mengüşoğlu", Hacettepe Üniversitesi Edebiyat Fakültesi Dergisi, 17(2):1