Prof. Dr.

Caner Taslaman

Caner Taslaman was born in Istanbul where he completed his elementary and high school educations. As the son of a mother who is a chemical engineer and a father who is a doctor, he always had deep enthusiasm in natural sciences from a very tender age. He completed his undergraduate studies at the Sociology Department of Bogazici University in Istanbul. During his undergraduate education he has also showed interest in fields like anthropology, sociology of religion, and sociology of knowledge. He later got his masters degree at the Philosophy and Religious Studies Department of Marmara University in Istanbul, with a thesis on the relationship between the Big Bang Theory, philosophy and theology. Following that, he got his doctorate in the same department with a thesis on the relationship between the Evolution Theory, philosophy and theology. He got Associate Professorship with his book on the relationship between Quantum Theory, philosophy,theology and Professorship with his work on science, philosophy and religion. He also earned a second PhD degree in Political Sciences Faculty of Istanbul University with his thesis on “Islam in Turkey During the Globalization Process”. He had post-doctorate studies first at Tokyo University and later at Oxford University. He also studied at Harvard University and Cambridge University as a visiting scholar. He currently serves as Professor of Philosophy at Yıldız Technical University.

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BOOKS

BOOKS

BIG BANG AND GOD

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ISLAM AND WOMAN

The book is being translated into English and will be uploaded as soon as it […]

The Quran and The Construction of The Scientific Mind / AudioBook / Caner Taslaman and Enis Doko

THE QURAN AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE SCIENTIFIC MIND     Caner Taslaman and Enis […]

The God Particle: A Philosophical and Theological Account

  The God Particle A Philosophical and Theological Account   Caner Taslaman To My Father… […]

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ARTICLES

ARTICLES

QURANIC-SCIENTIFIC-THEOLOGY AND SCIENTIFIC-QURANIC-THEOLOGY

Abstract The aim of this article is to present a theoretical framework to be used […]

ENTROPY and GOD

The second law of thermodynamics, also known as the law of entropy, is considered one of the most fundamental laws of the universe. This law states that the disorder in the universe is constantly increasing in a single direction. This law has great importance, especially in terms of the debate of whether the universe has a beginning and an end, a debate that has been raging between theists and atheists throughout history. In addition to this, entropy also has to be considered in discussions of the “argument from design” and the “miracles,” both of which are important subjects in philosophy of religion. In this paper, after defining entropy and presenting some of its important physical and philosophical points, the results of this law will be analyzed under four headings from the point of philosophy of religion. The first of these headings concerns the end of the universe, the second its beginning, the third the argument from design, and the fourth the miracles.

DETERMINISM, INDETERMINISM, QUANTUM THEORY AND DIVINE ACTION

While the theory of relativity is the most important theory of modern physics at the macro level, quantum theory is the most important theory at the micro level (subatomic). In this article, we shall attempt to analyze how quantum theory was the first to shake the foundations of the deterministic interpretation of the universe that had previously dominated the natural sciences, and how its “ontological indeterministic” interpretation enabled new points of view related to the questions about divine action, miracles and free will. In this article, we do not claim that quantum theory proves the existence of divine intervention, miracles and free will; in other words we are not engaging in natural theology.

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