CV

Specialization

Ethics, Applied Ethics (Ethics of AI, Environmental Ethics)

Competencies

Metaphysics, Epistemology, Classical Islamic Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Employment

August 2023 - Present
Chapman University, Smith Institute for Political Economy and Philosophy

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Education

2016 - 2023
Syracuse University

PhD in Philosophy

Dissertation: Responsibility Internalism & Responsibility for AI

Committee: Sara Bernstein, Ben Bradley (primary), Mark Heller, Hille Paakkunainen

2015-2016
SUNY Fredonia

Postbaccalaureate in Philosophy

2004-2009
Firat University

BS in Computer Science Teaching

Publications

2022

'Moral Responsibility Is Not Proportionate to Causal Responsibility'

2022

'Against Resultant Moral Luck'

2022

'Causation Comes in Degrees'

Public Philosophy

Works in Progress

A paper on AI responsibility gap

Under Review

A paper on a popular solution to the problem of moral luck

Under Review

A paper on plausibly rejecting some types of moral luck and accepting others

Under Review

A paper on the inefficacy problem in collective impact cases

Under Review

A paper on moral rightness and wrongness versus moral praise and blame

Under Review

Talks

Speaker (*=refereed)

Forthcoming

*‘AI Responsibility Gap: Not New, Inevitable, Unproblematic’

Midwest Ethics Symposium: Ethics and AI
The Prindle Institute for Ethics

Forthcoming

*‘AI Responsibility Gap: Not New, Inevitable, Unproblematic’

Penn-Georgetown Digital Ethics Workshop
University of Pennsylvania

Forthcoming

‘AI Responsibility Gap: Not New, Inevitable, Unproblematic’

Smith Institute Brown Bag Workshop
Chapman University

Sep 2023

‘Take a Stand, You Don’t Have to Make a Difference’

SOPhiA 2023: Collective Harm and Responsibility in the Climate Crisis
University of Salzburg

April 2023

*‘Drawing A Line, Rejecting Resultant Moral Luck Alone’

APA Pacific Division Meeting 2023

Feb 2023

*‘Drawing A Line, Rejecting Resultant Moral Luck Alone’

Free Will, Moral Responsibility, and Agency
Florida State University

Jan 2023

*‘Take a Stand, You Don’t Have to Make a Difference’

Young Philosophers Read-Ahead Conference
DePauw University

Jan 2023

*‘Take a Stand, You Don’t Have to Make a Difference’

International Society for Environmental Ethics,
APA Eastern Division Meeting 2023

Oct 2022

‘Drawing A Line, Rejecting Resultant Moral Luck Alone’

ABD Workshop Series
Syracuse University

Sep 2022

*‘Take a Stand, You Don’t Have to Make a Difference’

You Philosophers Lecture Series,
DePauw University

June 2022

*‘Wrong but Praiseworthy, Right but Blameworthy’

Rightness, Ignorance, Uncertainty, and Praise Workshop
University of Southern California

April 2022

*‘Wrong but Praiseworthy, Right but Blameworthy’

72nd Annual Meeting of the New Mexico Texas Philosophical Society
Baylor University

Feb 2022

'Wrong but Praiseworthy, Right but Blameworthy'

ABD Workshop Series
Syracuse University

Jan 2022

*’Causation Comes in Degrees’

APA Eastern Division Meeting 2022

Sep 2021

*’Causation Comes in Degrees’

Society for the Metaphysics of Science, 6th Annual Conference

July 2021

*’Against Resultant Moral Luck’

Summer School on Causation and Responsibility
University of Bern

April 2021

*’Against Resultant Moral Luck’

Great Lakes Philosophy Conference—Ethics in Action
Siena Heights University

Jan 2021

*‘Moral Responsibility Is Not Proportionate to Causal Responsibility’

APA Eastern Division Meeting 2021

Nov 2020

’Against Resultant Moral Luck’

Philosophical Society of Fredonia
SUNY Fredonia

July 2020

*’Against Resultant Moral Luck’

94th Joint Session of the Aristotelian Society and the Mind Association
University of Kent

Mar 2020

*‘Causal Contributions and Moral Responsibility’

Midsouth Philosophy Conference  [Canceled]
Rhodes College

Feb 2020

‘Moral Responsibility Is Not Proportionate to Causal Responsibility’

ABD Workshop Series
Syracuse University

Nov 2019

*‘Causal Contributions and Moral Responsibility’

AGENT, Ethics and Normativity Talks
University of Texas at Austin

Jun 2019

*‘Against Proportionality Luck’

International Conference on Ethics
University of Porto

Mar 2019

*‘Against Proportionality Luck’

20th Annual Pitt-CMU Graduate Student Philosophy Conference
University of Pittsburgh & Carnegie Mellon University

Apr 2018

*‘Stocker’s Schizophrenia, Alienation, and a Solution’

Fundamentality in Philosophy, The 7th International
Philosophy Graduate Conference
Central European University, Budapest

May 2017

*‘Against Reliabilism: In the Face of Skepticism’

Northwest Student Philosophy Conference
Western Washington University

Commentator

Mar 2023

On Itamar Weinshtock Saadon’s ‘Responsibility, Causation, and Reversing the Order of Explanation’

Syracuse Graduate Philosophy Conference

Feb 2023

On Joshua Tignor's 'Theorizing About Moral Responsibility As Such'

ABD Workshop Series 2023
Syracuse University

July 2022

On Jules Salomone-Sehr’s ‘Complicity: A Minimalist Account for Our Maximally Messy Social World’

Vancouver Summer Philosophy Conference

April 2022

On Peter Zuk’s ‘Reconciling Experiential Theories of Pleasure’

72nd Annual Meeting of the New Mexico Texas Philosophical Society
Baylor University

April 2022

On Hannah Winckler-Olick’s ‘Simone de Beauvoir on Value-Creation as a Mode of Complicity’

Centennial Conference of the Creighton Club

Jan 2022

On David Sackris and Rasmus Rosenberg Larsen’s ‘Are There Moral Judgements?’

APA Eastern Division Meeting 2022

Oct 2021

On Joshua Tignor’s ‘Moral Growth and Moral Responsibility’

ABD Workshop Series 2021
Syracuse University

July 2021

On Alex Kaiserman’s ‘Responsibility and the ‘Pie Fallacy’’

Summer School on Causation and Responsibility
University of Bern

Apr 2021

On Perry Hendricks’s ‘The Impairment Argument Reconsidered’

Syracuse Graduate Philosophy Conference

Mar 2019

On Caner Turan’s ‘On Greene’s Evolutionary Challenge to Deontological Ethics’

Syracuse Graduate Philosophy Conference

Teaching

Chapman University 

Spring 2024

PHIL303: Environmental Ethics

Syracuse University (Lead Instructor)

Fall 2022

PHI191: The Meaning of Life

Spring 2022/23

PHI394: Environmental Ethics (X2)

Summer 2021/22, Spring 2020

PHI251: Logic (X3)

Spring 2021

PHI383: Free Will

Winter 2021

PHI200: Happiness and Meaning in Life

Fall 2020

PHI197: Human Nature   

Summer 2020

PHI107: Theories of Knowledge and Reality 

Fall 2019

PHI192: Introduction to Moral Theory

Syracuse University (Teaching Assistant)

Fall 2021

Human Nature (Christopher Noble)   

Spring 2019

Theories of Knowledge and Reality (Janice Dowell)

Fall 2018

Logic (Mark Heller) 

Fall 2017

Introduction to Moral Theory (David Sobel)

Fall 2017

Introduction to Moral Theory (Hille Paakkunainen) 

Spring 2017

Human Nature (Neelam Sethi) 

Fall 2016

Theories of Knowledge and Reality (Robert Van Gulick) 

Academy Language School (in Turkey) (Lead Instructor)

2010-2011

Elementary & Intermediate Level English Course

100. Yil Vocational High School (in Turkey) (Lead Instructor)

Spring 2009

Introduction to Computer Science     

100. Yil Vocational High School (in Turkey) (Teaching Assistant)

Fall 2008

Introduction to Computer Science  

Gazi Vocational High School (in Turkey) (Teaching Assistant)

Spring 2005

Introduction to Computer Science  

Honors & Awards

2022

Summer Research Fellowship

Syracuse University

2021

Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award

Syracuse University

2016

The Philosophical Society, Student Achievement Award

SUNY Fredonia

Service

Referee for:

American Philosophical Quarterly
Australasian Journal of Philosophy
Ergo
Erkenntnis
European Journal of Philosophy
Journal of the American Philosophical Association
Synthese

2024

Judge

Southern California High School Ethics Bowl Competition

2020-2021

Senator

Syracuse Graduate Student Organization     

2020

Co-Organizer

Syracuse Graduate Philosophy Conference

Graduate Coursework

Ethics (*=audit)

Moral and Political Philosophy (Hille Paakkunainen)

Constructivism in Metaethics (Hille Paakkunainen)

Anti-Realism and Pragmatism in Ethics (Nate Sharadin)

Anti-Theory in Ethics (Independent study with Hille Paakkunainen)

Ethics of Nudging (Independent study with Ben Bradley)

*Motivation (Hille Paakkunainen)

*Animal Ethics (Ben Bradley)

*Free Will (Mark Heller)

*Prudence (Ben Bradley)

Epistemology (*=audit)

Topics in Contemporary Epistemology (Nate Sharadin)

Language, Epistemology, Mind, Metaphysics (K. McDaniel, K. Edwards)

*Epistemology (Hille Paakkunainen)

Metaphysics

Beyond the Modal: Essence and Potentiality (Kris McDaniel)

Metaphysics of Ethics (Ben Bradley, Kris McDaniel)

Political Philosophy

Justice and Equality (Ken Baynes)

Philosophy of Social Sciences (Ken Baynes)

History of Philosophy

History of Philosophy (Frederick C. Beiser)

Classical Arabic Philosophy (Kara Richardson)

Logic and Language

Logic and Language (Michael Rieppel)
Concepts (Kevan Edwards)

Languages

English, Turkish (Native), Arabic (Reading, Intermediate)