Alparslan Acikgenc is professor of philosophy at Fatih University, Istanbul.
He obtained his BA at Ankara University, M.A. at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Ph.D. at the University of Chicago.
He taught at Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey as Assistant and Associate Professor in the department of philosophy.
Then he served as professor of philosophy at the International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilization, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
He joined Fatih University in 1999 where still serves as the Dean of College of Arts and Sciences.
Professor Acikgenc published many articles in various professional journals on comparative philosophy, history of philosophy and philosophy of science.
has published the following books: Being and Existence in Satre and Heidegger: A Comparative Ontology (Kuala Lumpur: International Institute of Islamic thought
and Civilization, 1993); Islamic Science: Towards a Definition (Kuala Lumpur: International Institute of Islamic thought
and Civilization, 1996); Scientific Thought and its Burdens (Istanbul: Fatih University
Publications, 2000); Philosophy of Knowledge (in Turkish), (Istanbul: Insan Yayinlari, 1992); Scientific Tradition in Islam (in Turkish) (Istanbul: ISAM, 2006); Islamic Scientific Tradition in History (in Turkish in the press).
also has books on epistemology and is currently working on a comprehensive history of philosophy in Islamic civilization.