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Ahmet Aktas

Ahmet Aktas

Graduate Student // Philosophy

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Ahmet Aktas (he/him) is a first-year PhD student and a Fulbright Fellow at Purdue University. His research up to date is shaped around the issues of death, mourning, vulnerability, and the boundaries between the human and the non-human. The main concentrations of his research are Spinoza, Continental Philosophy (Heidegger, Levinas, Deleuze), and speculative materialism (Quentin Meillassoux). In his master’s thesis, he worked on the nature of thinking and thought’s relationship with the real, focusing on and discussing the metaphysics of Gilles Deleuze. Currently, he is working on an article on the issue of friendship and mourning in Heidegger. In his PhD studies, he wants to further his research into the nature of thought and affects by questioning their role in the distinctions made between the human and the non-human. When not working, he enjoys going to concerts, dancing, watching films, and doing different kinds of sports.