Saniye Vatansever

Assistant Professor

Ph.D., University of Illinois, Chicago

(On sabbatical leave at Bonn University)

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

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Phone: +90-312-290-2528
Office: A331a


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 International Journal of Philosophical Studies. Her personal interests include paper marbling, oil painting, and hiking.

See Story Behind the Picture: Maria von Herbert, by Saniye Vatansever

Sample publications

Vatansever, S. (2023). The Synthetic Unity of Reason and Nature in the Third CritiqueInternational Journal of Philosophical Studies31(5), 633–664

Vatansever, S. (2023). Kant’s Conceptions of the Feeling of Life and the Feeling of Promotion of Life in Light of Epicurus’ Theory of Pleasure and the Stoic Notion of Oikeiôsis, Studia Kantiana, 22(2), 113-132.

Vatansever, S. (2021) Kant’s Coherent Theory of the Highest Good, International Journal for Philosophy of Religion, 89(3), 263-283. 

Vatansever, S. (2020). Empiricist and Neo-Kantian Elements in the Aufbau, Beytulhikme: An International Journal of Philosophy. 10(2), 451-468. 

Vatansever, S. (2018). Kant’s Response to Hume in the Second Analogy: A Critique of Buchdahl’s and Friedman’s Accounts, Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science (HOPOS). 8(2), 310-346.

Vatansever, S. (2018). An Interpretation of Plato’s Theory of Forms, Dokuz Eylul University Journal of Humanities 5(2), 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, 18(2). 

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. 223-232.

Vatansever, S. (2010). On Embodied Minds in Action.  Kantian Review, 15(2), p. 147-50 (with B. Ozturk) [Book review]


Sample Turkish language publications

Vatansever, S. (2023). Philosophical Origins and the Basic Elements of Hume’s Conception of Enlightenment [Hume’un Aydınlanma Anlayışının Felsefi Temelleri ve Ana Unsurları] in Cumhuriyetin 100. Yılı, Sentez Yayınları (Book chapter, p. 361-382).

Vatansever, S. (2023). Kant on the Moral Grounds of the Immortality of the Soul. [Kant’a Göre Ruhun Ölümsüzlüğünün Ahlaki Temelleri) in Philosophy of Soul [Ruhun Felsefesi] (Ed. I. Berk Özcangiller), Ketebe Yayınları (pp. 275-314)

Vatansever, S. (2023). The Stoic Foundations of Kant’s Views on Suicide [Kant’ın İntihar Üzerine Görüşlerinin StoacıTemelleri] Eskiyeni, 48, 29-51.

Vatansever, S. (2022). Kant’ın Aydınlanma Anlayışı: Tarihi Arka Planı ve Aydınlanmada Eğitimin Rolü Kaygı: Bursa Uludağ Üniversitesi Fen-Edebiyat Fakültesi Felsefe Dergisi, 21(2), 838-880.