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VASFİ ONUR ÖZEN, August 2022, Omaha, NE


I received my Ph.D. in Philosophy from

The University of Kansas in May 2022.


I am currently a Part-Time Lecturer for the Philosophy Department at

The Boğaziçi University, İstanbul,

and Middle East Technical University, Ankara.

I will be teaching a course entitled "Philosophy of the Will"

in the Fall 2023 semester that examines the nature of the will and its relationship to human motivation.

Before I was a Visiting Lecturer of Philosophy at

The College of Saint Mary (August 1, 2022 - May 26, 2023).

I studied at various institutions for my undergraduate and Master’s degrees (B.Sc. in Economics with a concentration in Business and Economic Ethics from Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Germany;

B.A. & M.A. in Philosophy from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium).


I primarily work in moral psychology, history of philosophy (especially 19th-century German philosophy), and social & political philosophy, and I am especially interested in questions at their intersection.

I also have strong research interests in the theories of self cognitionpolitical theory, economic systems, and the limiting and enabling aspects of social structures and cultures

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