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

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Academic Policies


Research and Teaching Areas:

Ancient Philosophy
History of Philosophy
Political Philosophy


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


Plotinus and the Platonic Metaphysical Hierarchy (Global Scholarly Press, 2004), An Annotated Plato Reader (Global Scholarly Press, 2010, 2nd ed. 2013), "In Defense of Clitophon," Classical Philology, 102: 2007, "Clitophon," Classical Review (2005) numerous book chapters for Ashgate and Duckworth, numerous reviews for Philosophy in Review and the Bryn Mawr Classical Review.

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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.