Dr. Erman Kaplama -  School of Government, Development and International Affairs (SGDIA)



Dr. Erman Kaplama

Lecturer

Coordinator for Ethics and Governance (UU200)
School of Government, Development and International Affairs

The University of the South Pacific
Laucala Bay Campus
Suva
Fiji Islands

Office: 014 - 254
Tel: (679) 323 1819
Fax: (679) 323 1524
Email: erman.kaplama(at)usp.ac.fj


 

Academic Qualifications

Academic Qualifications

PhD in Humanities and Cultural Studies (Philosophy) - Birkbeck College, University of London

MSc in Political Theory - London School of Economics and Political Science

BA in Political Science and Public Administration - Bilkent University

CHEd in History (Ancient Greek Language) - Birkbeck College, University of London

Teaching

Teaching

Coordinator of:

UU200 Ethics and Governance

Research

Research

Aesthetics (Continental Tradition from Kant to Nietzsche and Heidegger)

Ethics (Ancient Greek and Continental traditions)

Political Philosophy and Theory (Ancient Greek, Continental, Anglo-Saxon and American Traditions)

Ancient Greek Philosophy

Political Science, Comparative Politics and Human Rights

Publications

Publications

Recent Publications

2016 - "Heraclitean Critique of Kantian and Enlightenment Ethics through the Fijian ethos" in Cosmos and History: The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy, ed. Arran Gare, vol. 12 no.1, pp.143-165

2016 - "Kantian and Nietzschean Aesthetics of Human Nature: A Comparison Between the Beautiful-Sublime and Apollonian-Dionysian Dualities" in Cosmos and History: The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy, ed. Arran Gare, vol. 12 no.1, pp.166-217

2016 - "The Cosmological Aesthetic Worldview in Van Gogh's Late Landscape Paintings" in Cosmos and History: The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy, ed. Arran Gare, vol. 12 no.1, pp.218-237

2014 Cosmological Aesthetics through the Kantian Sublime and Nietzschean Dionysian, University Press of America, Rowman & Littlefield, Lanham: Maryland (ISBN: 0761861564)

2010 - "Introduction to Cosmological Aesthetics through the Kantian Sublime and Nietzschean Dionysian" in The International Journal of the Humanities (ISSN 1447 - 9508)

Conference Papers and Presentations

2015 - "Kantian and Nietzschean Aesthetics of Human Nature", Australasian Association of Philosophy Conference at Macquarie University

2014 - "Heraclitean Critique of Kantian and Enlightenment Ethics", David Nichol Smith Seminar in the 18th Century Studies XV: Ideas and Enlightenment, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, The University of Sydney 

2014 "Heraclitean Critique of Kantian and Enlightenment Ethics with regard to the Fijian Ethos", 1st FNU Ethics and Governance Seminar, College of Humanities and Education, Fiji National University

2010 "Defining Cosmopoetics through Cosmological Aesthetics with regards to the Kantian Sublime and Nietzshcean Dionysian", Cosmopoetics: Mediating a New World of Poetics Conference, Department of English Studies, Durham University

2010 - "Cosmological Aesthetics through the Kantian Sublime and Nietzschean Dionysian", 8th International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities, University of California, Los Angeles

2010 - "Cosmological Aesthetics through the Kantian Sublime and Nietzschean Dionysian", 27th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Aesthetics, Rocky Mountain Division, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2009 - "Introduction to Cosmological Aesthetics through the Kantian Sublime and Nietzschean Dionysian", Cosmos, Nature and Culture Conference, Metanexus Institute, Phoenix Arizona

2009 - "Kant's Opus Postumum and Cosmological Transcedentalism", Transcendental Philosophy: Its History and Nature, British Society for the History of Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, Manchester Metropolitan University

2009 - "Introduction to Cosmological Aesthetics through the Kantian Sublime and Nietzschean Dionysian" (Best Paper Award), Mediterranean Conference for Academic Disciplines, University of Gozo, Malta

2005 - "Arendt and Rorty: A Debate on the Distinction between the Private and Public Spheres", 2nd National Political Science and Public Administration Congress, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

2004 - "The Vicious Circles in Political Science: Socialism and Nationalism", 1st National Political Science and Public Administration Congress, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey






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