Bilge Akbalik

Education

BA, Philosophy - Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

MA, Philosophy - Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey (Master's Thesis: "Concepts of Health and Sickness in Nietzsche's Philosophy")

Research

AOS

19th and 20th Century Continental Philosophy (with a focus on Nietzsche, Merleau-Ponty, Foucault, and Deleuze,) Historical Epistemology, History of Medicine and the Body

AOC

Ancient Greek Philosophy, Social and Political Philosophy

Other Areas of Interest

East Asian Philosophies

Publications

"A Body of Truth/A Truth of the Body: How Medical Science Normalizes," Symposium, Volume 19, No. 2 — Fall 2015.

Presentations

"Why is Impiety Such a Danger to Political Community? Religion as an Institution in the Laws," The Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy (SAGP), NYC 2015.

"A Body of Truth/A Truth of the Body," Canadian Society for Continental Philosophy Annual Meeting, Vancouver 2014, (Graduate Student Essay prize Winner.)

"An Ethics of "Great Health" and "Power (de)": Physical Body, Health, and Illness in Nietzsche and the Zhuangzi," APA Eastern, Baltimore 2013.

Teaching

Courses taught

Elementary Logic (Summer 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016), Biomedical Ethics (Summer 2016)

Contact information

Office: CL 311
Office hours: By appointment
Email: bakbalik@memphis.edu