- STH 640B
Interests: Early Modern Philosophy and History of Ethics
Sanem Soyarslan received her B.A. in political science and M.A. in philosophy from Boğaziçi University in her native Istanbul, her D.S.U. (Diplôme Supérieur d’Université) in political science from Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris II), and her Ph.D. in philosophy from Duke University. She works in the history of early modern philosophy, with a particular emphasis on Spinoza. In addition to early modern philosophy, she has an ongoing interest in ancient ethical theories, especially Aristotle’s. She is also interested in the history of ethics in general, with a comparative emphasis on ancient and modern ethical theories. She works on projects which, broadly construed, lie at the intersection of early modern philosophy and history of ethics.