Vasfi O. Özen

Vasfi O. Özen
College of Saint Mary · Philosophy

Doctor of Philosophy

About

3
Publications
497
Reads
How we measure 'reads'
A 'read' is counted each time someone views a publication summary (such as the title, abstract, and list of authors), clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the full-text. Learn more
2
Citations
Introduction
I primarily work in moral psychology, post-Kantian European philosophy, and social & political philosophy, and I am especially interested in questions at their intersection. You can visit my personal website for my latest projects and updates: https://www.vasfiozen.com/
Education
August 2014 - April 2022
University of Kansas
Field of study
  • Philosophy
September 2012 - February 2014
KU Leuven
Field of study
  • Philosophy

Publications

Publications (3)
Article
Full-text available
Nietzsche is not known for his theory of empathy. A quick skimming of the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy entry on empathy demonstrates this. Arthur Schopenhauer, Robert Vischer, and Theodor Lipps are among those whose views are considered representative, but Nietzsche has been simply forgotten in discussion of empathy. Nietzsche’s theory of em...
Article
Full-text available
The general attitude towards Arthur Schopenhauer’s metaphysics is rather fiercely critical and at times even tendentious. It seems that the figure of Schopenhauer as an irredeemably flawed, stubborn, and contradictory philosopher serves as a leitmotiv among scholars. Schopenhauer’s identification of the thing-in-itself with the will continues to be...
Article
Full-text available
Nietzsche is known for his penetrating critique of Mitleid (now commonly rendered as “compassion”). He seems to be critical of all compassion but at times also seems to praise a different form of compassion, which he refers to as “our compassion” and contrasts it with “your compassion” (BGE 225). Some commentators have interpreted this to mean that...