Baha Tevfik (1884-1914) was an unusual, progressive Ottoman writer and publisher, who was inspired by the contemporary modern Western world. Tevfik’s creating broke all the connections with his Islamic heritage, making him an unique Ottoman figure of the time.
A convinced atheist and fierce supporter of the Western philosophy, Tevfik differed from other contemporary Ottoman modern intellectuals, which he often attacked in his work, as he attacked the Ottoman traditions and Islamic rules. He believed in the scientific anarchism as the only way to build the future.
Before his premature death at the age of 30, Tevfik wrote, translated and published a series of texts on philosophy, science, feminism and sexual explorations, many of which would be too decadent even for the contemporary European literature.
References: ÖZEGE 16439. OCLC 755280434 (including eBooks).