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 ethical theory. I am currently writing a dissertation about Stoic practical reason and the doctrine of ‘appropriate action’ (kathēkon/officium).

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

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