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dhr. U. (Ugur) Aytac

Faculteit der Maatschappij- en Gedragswetenschappen
Programmagroep: Challenges to Democratic Representation

  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
  • Kamernummer:B10.01
  • Postbus 15578
    1001 NB Amsterdam
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  • About

    I am a PhD candidate in political theory at the University of Amsterdam. I received my BAs in philosophy & economics from Bogazici University and my MA in philosophy & economics from the University of Bayreuth. My research interests lie primarily in political realism, legitimacy, ideology critique in analytic philosophy, agonistic theory, and normative aspects of economic institutions. My secondary interests include moral philosophy and political economy.

  • Publications

    Peer-reviewed Article:

    • ‘Political Realism and Epistemic Constraints’, forthcoming in Social Theory and Practice
    • ‘On the Limits of the Political: The Problem of Overly Permissive Pluralism in Mouffe’s Agonism’, forthcoming in Constellations
    • ‘Two Conceptions of Legitimacy: A Response to Fabian Wendt’s Moralist Critique of Political Realism’, Kriterion – Journal of Philosophy, 31(3), (2017), pp. 57-76

    Book Review:

    •  Private Government: How Employers Rule Our Lives (and Why We Don't Talk about It) Elizabeth Anderson. Princeton University Press, 2017. In: International Dialogue: A Multidisciplinary Journal of World Affairs, 8, (2018), pp. 77-84.

    Under Review:

    • Global Political Legitimacy and Structural Power

    Work in Progress:

    • (with Paul Raekstad) Shifting the Focus: A Transformative Conception of Political Legitimacy
    • (with Enzo Rossi) Ideology Critique without Moralism
  • Other Affiliations
    • Co-founder of Bogazici Political Economy Society 2011-2014
    • Amsterdam Center for Political Thought 2018-present
    • OZSW Peer-review Circle in Practical Philosophy 2018-present
  • Publicaties


    • Aytaç, U. (2017). Two Conceptions of Legitimacy: A Response to Fabian Wendt’s Moralist Critique of Political Realism. Kriterion -- Journal of Philosophy, 31(3), 57-75. [details]


    • Aytac, U. (2018). Book Review: Private Government: How Employers Rule our Lives (and Why We Don’t Talk about It) by Elizabeth Anderson. International Dialogue, A Multidisciplinary Journal of World Affairs, (8).


    • Aytac, U. (21-12-2019). Merkezden uzaklaşmak: Popülizm mi radikalizm mi? [Web] Gazete Duvar. Opinion Piece.


    • Aytac, U. (organiser), Schaafsma, G. (organiser), Klarenbeek, L. M. (organiser) & Thinius, A. (organiser) (23-5-2019 - 24-5-2019). Amsterdam Graduate Conference in Political Theory 2019, Amsterdam, Netherlands (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
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