Writer and critic
(b. 16 July 1926,
When he returned to Turkey, he became a faculty member at Hacettepe University (1964) where he established the Anthropology Department. He became associate professor (1969) and professor (1977). He served as the Undersecretary of Culture in 1974. He retired in 1993 after he had worked as the Head of the Department of Anthropology at Hacettepe University for a while. He is known for his research on mankind, culture, identity, education and change. He has received many awards and medals from various foundations. He is a member of Turkish Advancement Association (chairman in 1972).
RESEARCH: Türkiye Demografyası (Demography of Turkey, 1969), Kültür Sorunu (The Question of Culture, 1970), İnsan ve Kültür (Man and Culture, 1972), Çağımızın Özgürlük Sorunu (The Question of the Freedom of Our Age, 1973), Sosyal Kültürel Değişme (Social and Cultural Change, 1976), Japon Kültürü (Japanese Culture, 1980), Darwin Gerçekte Ne Dedi? (What Did Darwin Really Say?, 1983), Eğitim (Education, 1991), Mantık ve Metot (Logic and Method, 1992), Üniversiteye Geçiş (Passage to University, 1992), Türk Kimliği - Kültür Tarihinin Kaynakları (Turkish Identity –Sources of the History of Culture, 1993).
COLLECTION: Güldüşün Fıkraları: Abeceli Bir Deste (Anecdotes of Güldüş: An Alphabet Bouquet, 2001).
He has also made translations.
REFERENCE: Türkiye Ansiklopedisi (C. 2, s. 621, 1974), Büyük Larousse (c. 8, s. 4875, 1986), Ana Britannica (c. 10, s. 215, 1987), Bozkurt Güvenç / Türk Kimliği - Kültür Tarihinin Kaynakları (1993), Vitrindekiler (Cumhuriyet Kitap, 9.12.1999), İhsan Işık / Türkiye Yazarlar Ansiklopedisi (2001, 2004), İş’te Kitap (2002), İhsan Işık / Resimli ve Metin Örnekli Türkiye Edebiyatçılar ve Kültür Adamları Ansiklopedisi (2006, gen. 2. bas. 2007) - Ünlü Fikir ve Kültür Adamları (Türkiye Ünlüleri Ansiklopedisi, C. 3, 2013) - Encyclopedia of Turkey’s Famous People (2013).