Saniye Vatansever

Assistant Professor

Ph.D., University of Illinois, Chicago

Areas of Interest: History of Philosophy, especially Kant and Early Modern Philosophy

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Saniye Vatansever joined the department in 2018. She received her doctorate from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2015. She works on the history of philosophy, especially on the philosophy of Immanuel Kant and early modern philosophy. She also has continued research interest in 19th century German philosophy and various problems in philosophy of science, philosophy of religion, and ethics. Her work has been published in HOPOS, Philosofia Unisinos, International Journal for Philosophy of Religion, and Kantian Review. Her personal interests include paper marbling, oil painting, and hiking.

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Sample publications

Vatansever, S. (2022) “Kant’ın Aydınlanma Anlayışı: Tarihi Arka Planı ve Aydınlanmada Eğitimin RolüKaygı: Bursa Uludağ Üniversitesi Fen-Edebiyat Fakültesi Felsefe Dergisi, 21 (2), 838-880. DOI: 10.20981/kaygi.1138677

Vatansever, S. (2021) “Kant’s Coherent Theory of the Highest GoodInternational Journal for Philosophy of Religion Vol. 89, No. 3, pp. 263-283. 

Vatansever, S. (2020) “Empiricist and Neo-Kantian Elements in the Aufbau” Beytulhikme: An International Journal of Philosophy Vol. 10, No. 2, pp. 451-468. 

Vatansever, S. (2018) “Kant’s Response to Hume in the Second Analogy: A Critique of Buchdahl’s and Friedman’s AccountsJournal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science (HOPOS) Vol. 8, No. 2, pp. 310-346.

Vatansever, S. (2018) “An Interpretation of Plato’s Theory of Forms” Dokuz Eylul University Journal of Humanities Vol. 5, No. 2, pp. 98-116. 

Vatansever, S. (2018) “Self-Imposed Immaturity: Are We Really Free to Be Enlightened?” Natur und Freiheit: Akten des XII. Internationalen Kant-Kongresses, Edited by Violetta L. Waibel und Margit Ruffing, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2615-2622. 

Vatansever, S. (2017) “Descartes’ Two Conceptions of Necessity: Conditional and Absolute,” Filosofia Unisinos: Unisinos Journal of Philosophy, Vol. 18, No 2, Nov. 

Vatansever, S. (2015) “Kant’s Conception of the Humean Problem,” Philhist 15: Proceedings of Interactions in the History of Philosophy Conference, Dakam Publishing, May 2015, pp. 223-32.

Vatansever, S. (2010) “On Embodied Minds in Action” Co-authored with B. Ozturk, Kantian Review, Vol.15-2, pp. 147-50 [Book review]