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Fuat Gürsözlü, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Fuat Gursozlu

Personal Profile


  • Ph.D., Philosophy, Binghamton University, 2010
  • M.A., Philosophy, Binghamton University, 2006
  • B.A., Philosophy, Boğaziçi University, 2002

Courses Taught

  • PL 201: Foundations of Philosophy
  • PL 210: Politics and Society
  • PL 330: Social and Political Philosophy
  • PL 334: Contemporary Political Philosophy
  • PL 343: Philosophy of Human Rights
  • PL 391: Global Justice
  • HN 499: The Examined Life



  • Agonistic Democracy and Political Practice (under contract with Palgrave Macmillan)
  • Peace, Culture, and Violence, edited (Brill: Leiden, 2018).


  • “Democracy and Peace: Is Democracy Good for Peace?,” in Peaceful Approaches for a More Peaceful World, edited by Sanjay Lal, (Leiden: Brill, 2022), pp 8-29.
  • “The Triumph of Liberal Democratic Peace and the Dangers of Its Success,” in The Routledge Handbook of Pacifism and Nonviolence, edited by Andrew Fiala (London: Routledge, 2018), pp. 213-224.
  • “Cultural Violence, Hegemony and Agonistic Interventions,” in Peace, Culture, and Violence, edited by Fuat Gürsözlü (Brill: Leiden, April 2018), pp. 84-105.
  • “Democratic Potential of Creative Political Protest,” Critical Studies: International Journal of Humanities 3 (Fall 2017): 20-31.
  • “Democracy and the Square: Recognizing the Democratic Value of Recent Public Sphere Movements,” Essays in Philosophy 16:1 (2015): 26-42.

Areas of Specialization

  • Social and Political Philosophy
  • Political Theory
  • Philosophy of Peace
  • Contemporary Continental Philosophy