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Ayca Boylu will be joining the department for AY 2012-13 as a visiting assistant professor

I’m very pleased to announce that Ayca (pronounced I-cha) Boylu will be joining the department for AY 2012-13 as a visiting assistant professor. Dr. Boylu’s specializations include Ethics, Moral Psychology, Virtue Epistemology, Free Will. She also has competencies in History of Ethics, Ancient Philosophy, Logic, Bioethics. Her dissertation develops the idea that excellence in moral cognition lies in moral understanding rather than moral knowledge. She is the author of “How Understanding Makes Knowledge Valuable,” Canadian Journal of Philosophy, December 2010, Vol. 40 No. 4, pp. 591-609; and of “The Powers Argument In Plato’s Republic,” History of Philosophy Quarterly, April 2011, Vol. 28 No. 2, pp. 107-125. She earned her Ph.D. at the University of Virginia in 2011 and her M.A. at Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey, whence she hails. She has been a visiting assistant professor at the University of Memphis for 2011-12. She will teach both undergraduate courses and a graduate seminar next year. We’re very excited to be able to bring Prof. Boylu to the Department for AY2012-13; we look forward to her active participation in our intellectual community.

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