I am a native of Denizli, Turkey. I spent my childhood and adolescence on the Aegean coast, hanging around the ruins of Ancient Greek civilization. I’d like to think that I am a philosopher because I walked on the soils that the Greek gods, goddesses, and philosophers left their footprints, inhaled the salty humid sea air they breathed in, and inhabited the sense of wonder that woke them up from the deepest sleeps everyday.
The picture on the right features me giving a lecture on Aristotle‘s account of friendship and flourishing at the Academy in Assoss established by the man himself, after leaving the Platonic Academy in Athens.
The Olympic torch I have been carrying around since my early childhood days have helped me to happily make home in Canada and the US, connecting me to many beloved curious friends and students.
Beijing, China - Summer 2019
Some recent highlights of my scholarly autobiography include: