Doç. Dr. Geoff Bove (Ph.D., McMaster, 1997)

Associate Professor of Philosophy, Istanbul Technical University



Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
Faculty of Science and Letters
Istanbul Technical University
34469 Maslak, Istanbul


FEB 302
Maslak Campus



COURSES offered Spring 2018 (Taskisla Campus):


Philosophy of Art,  Sections 2 and 3 (syllabus) (quiz grades, spring 2018)


Philosophy of Art and Aesthetics (syllabus)

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Academic Policies


A note on Thesis supervision:

I am happy to offer MA thesis supervision on any area in the history of philosophy or the history of political thought to the end of the 19th Century, as well as most topics in ethics, provided students have a clear thesis proposal and the background required to encounter the relevant primary texts. I am also happy to supervise MA theses on philosophy of art. I am happy to offer Ph.D. supervision on ancient, medieval or enlightenment philosophy or political thought and most  topics in ethics to students with a clear proposal, an appropriate grasp of the languages required to encounter relevant primary texts, and the necessary background. I recommend that supervisors and committee members be permanent faculty with a minimum of 5 years teaching and research experience in a degree granting undergraduate department, and a substantial publication record relevant to the thesis topic.



7 Aug, 1969


Turkish and Canadian

Research and Teaching Areas:

Ancient Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Art


In 2014 Dr. Bove was a recipient of a TUBITAK 2219 grant for research in Canada. 


2 Books, 35 articles, 60 presentations including:

Books: Plotinus and the Platonic Metaphysical Hierarchy (Global Scholarly Press, 2004); An Annotated Plato Reader (Global Scholarly Press, 2010, 2nd ed. 2013). Articles: "Thaumata in Aristotle's Metaphysics A," Acta Classica 60: 2017; "Socrates ve Yedi Bilge: Delfi Kahini, Protreptik ve Sokratik Problem," Felsefe Tartismalari, 47:2011; "In Defense of Clitophon," Classical Philology, 102: 2007; "Clitophon," Classical Review 55: 2005; “The Case Against Teaching Virtue for Pay,” The Sophists, ed. O’Grady (Duckworth, 2008).

link to complete list of publications

Conference Chair:

Neoplatonism Chair for the Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy Annual Conference, New York City, since 2010.

Philosophy in the Aegean Field School:

Since 2005, Dr. Bove has been the Coordinator of Philosophy in the Aegean, a field school to ancient Sites in Aegean Turkey and Greece.

Platonis Opera Digitization Project Head:

A Digitization of the 1588 Platonis Opera translated into Latin by Marsilio Ficino.


Academic Work History:

1998-1999: Research Fellow, Department of Philosophy, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Greece).

1999-2007: Assistant Professor, Program in Cultures, Civilizations and Ideas, the Department of Philosophy and the Graduate School of Education, Bilkent University (Ankara, Turkey).

2007-2011 Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Thompson Rivers University, Canada. 

2008-2010: Visiting Lecturer, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Istanbul Technical University (Istanbul, Turkey).

2009-2010: Visiting Professor, Department of Philosophy, Bogazici University (Istanbul, Turkey) (summer semester).

2010 - : Associate Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences (Kadro), Department of Fine arts (Adjunct) Graduate Program in Social and Political Thought, and Graduate Program in Art History, Istanbul Technical University.


2011-2014 Academic Board, Graduate Program in Social and Political Thought, ITU.

2011-2012 Assistant Chair, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, ITU.

2008-2011 Chair, British Columbia, Canada Provincial Philosophy Articulation Committee.

2005-2007 Co-Ordinator, Erasmus Exchange Program, Department of Philosophy, Bilkent University.