Vasfi Onur Özen

Graduate Teaching Assistant
Primary office:
3098 Wescoe


Summary

Vasfi is a doctoral candidate in philosophy with primary interests in the 19th century German philosophy (mainly Kant, fichte, Schopenhauer, and Nietzsche), political philosophy (especially the issues of political coercion, resistance, and conformism), and moral psychology (especially the nature of empathy, its development, its absence, and its role in behavior). 

He is working on his dissertation which attempts to reconstruct some of the central arguments in Arthur Schopenhauer's metaphysical system, and examines the significance of empathy and compassion in Friedrich Nietzsche's work.

Education

Vasfi completed his BSc in Business-Economics at the University of Halle-Wittenberg in Germany.

He holds a BA and MA in philosophy from the University of Leuven in Belgium.  At the University of Kansas, he has received a MA and is currently a doctoral candidate.


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