|Born||6 July 1949|
|Died||21 May 2000|
|Philosophy of language · Philosophy of mind|
Arda Denkel (6 July 1949 – 21 May 2000) was a Turkish philosopher. He studied at the University of Oxford and, under Peter Strawson, wrote his D.Phil. dissertation which he later developed into a more expansive study with his book The Natural Background of Meaning in 1999.
Upon his return to Turkey he became an important promoter of analytical philosophy in Turkey, a country traditionally almost entirely cultivated within a continental atmosphere, and became a faculty member in the philosophy department at the Bogazici University in Istanbul for the rest of his life.
He was twice a visiting professor at the University of Wisconsin between 1985 and 1989, and served as a member of the steering committee of the European Society for Analytic Philosophy (ESAP) between 1996 and 1999.
He also authored several other books and articles in both Turkish and English, including his Object and Propertyin 1996. He died in 2000 after a prolonged fight with a brain tumour.
1981| Anlaşma: Anlatma ve Anlama
1984| Bilginin Temelleri
1984| Anlamın Kökeni
1986| Nesne ve Doğası
1995| Reality and Meaning: A Particularistic Point of View
1995| Reality and Meaning
1996| Anlam ve Nedensellik
1997| Düşünceler ve Gerekçeler I
1997| Düşünceler ve Gerekçeler II
1998| İlkçağ’da Doğa Felsefeleri
1999| The Natural Background of Meaning