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Caner Turan

Ph.D. Student
Newcomb 107


M.A., Philosophy, King's College London, 2014
B.A., Philosophy, Bogazici University, 2013


Academic Interests

  • Kant
  • Metaethics
  • Evolutionary ethics
  • Early modern philosophy


  • "Necessary Constructivism in Kant's Moral Theory," The Philosophy of Kant, Nova Science Publishers (2019). 

Recent Presentations

  • On Greene's Evolutionary Challenge to Deontological Ethics, Syracuse University Graduate Philosophy Conference, 2019.
  • Does Autonomous Reasoning Favor Consequentialism?, Minnesota Philosophical Association Conference, 2019.
  • Does Autonomous Reasoning Favor Consequentialism?, Binghamton SPEL Philosophy Conference, 2019.
  • Does Autonomous Reasoning Favor Consequentialism?, University of Utah Action and Ethics Conference, 2019.

Recent Awards

  • Murphy Institute Graduate Fellowship, 2019-2020.
  • Department of Philosophy, Tulane University, Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2019.
  • Graduate Student Philosophy Conference at Binghamton University Best Paper Award, 2019.