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 practical reasoning and the doctrine of the kathēkon/officium.

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

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