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Dr. Hakan Gök

Dr. Hakan Gök

The problems of evil and suffering, arguments for and against the existence of God, atheist philosophy, and the lives and discourse of Ghazzali, Rumi, Sirhindi and Nursi.

hgok@respectgs.us

http://leedsbeckett.academia.edu/HakanGok/CurriculumVitae

BSc – Middle East Technical University

MEd – The Open University

Ph.D. Degree Durham University

Specializations: The problems of evil and suffering, arguments for and against the existence of God, atheist philosophy, and the lives and discourse of Ghazzali, Rumi, Sirhindi and Nursi.

Dr Hakan Gök is a Research Fellow at the Center for Governance, Leadership and Global Responsibility at Leeds Beckett University. Hakan obtained his Masters and PhD in the UK. He studied atheism and theism focusing on the philosophy of Saïd Nursi, earning his PhD degree from Durham University. Hakan’s research interests are: the problem of evil and suffering, arguments for and against the existence of God, atheist philosophy, life and discourse of Ghazzālī, Rūmī and Sirhindī. He is on the advisory board of Mevlana International Journal of Moral and Values Education (MIJMVE). His previous papers are: ‘Multiculturalism in Turkey: Possible solutions to the Kurdish issue from The Risāle-i Nur’, ‘Is peaceful co-existence possible? Case of Mawlānā Jalāluddīn Rūmī’, A Comparison between Ahmad Sirhindī and Saïd Nursi’ and ‘Albert Camus and Saïd Nursi on the problem of evil.’

He is the author of Atheism or Theism: The Perspective of Said  Nursi, editor of Selected Readings from The Risale-i Nur, and co editor of India-Turkey: History, Culture and Politics books. Hakan is currently living in Leeds. He is married with three daughters.

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