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 philosophy. I am currently writing a dissertation about Stoic ethics, focusing on the role of the kathēkon/officium in practical reasoning.

I also maintain an active interest in contemporary ethical theory (practical reason, moral psychology, metaethics), applied ethics (esp. the ethics of procreation), the history of moral philosophy (esp. the notion of ‘moral duty’ from antiquity to the present day), the history of natural philosophy, and formal logic.

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