Erman Kaplama is a second year PhD student at the London Consortium, a unique transdisciplinary programme collaborated by the department of Humanities and Cultural Studies at University of Londonﾒs Birkbeck College, Tate (Londonﾒs major art museum), Institute of Contemporary Arts and the Science Museum. He holds an MSc degree in Political Theory from the London School of Economics and BA degree in Political Science from Bilkent University (Ankara-Turkey). He also works as a private tutor of philosophy, politics and humanities in general for Londonﾒs leading tuition companies. During his undergraduate years, he was writing and editing articles for Turkish Foreign Policy Instituteﾒs web-journal from 2003 to 2006. He is preparing to be a lecturer in the 18th and 19th century Aesthetics and Political Philosophy (mainly Kant and Nietzsche) and pre-Socratic Greek philosophy, cosmology and tragedy. The title of his PhD is ﾓCosmological Aesthetics through the Kantian Sublime and Nietzschean Dionysianﾔ. Versions of this paper have been presented in two other conferences in Europe this year and won the best paper award in one of them.
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