About Me

I am a PhD candidate in philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to my doctoral studies, I received a B.A. in Philosophy and Humanities from Villanova University (2014) and completed the post-baccalaureate program in Classical Studies at the University of Pennsylvania (2015).

I am primarily interested in ancient Greek and Roman ethics. I am currently writing a dissertation about Stoic practical reasoning and the doctrine of the kathēkon/officium.

I also maintain an active interest in contemporary moral philosophy (esp. practical reasoning, metaethics), applied ethics (esp. the ethics of procreation), history of philosophy (moral, natural, and political), and logic.

I can be reached at vazm@sas.upenn.edu.