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Uygar Abaci

Uygar Abaci

Assistant Professor of Philosophy

206 Sparks Building


  1. PhD University of Pennsylvania, 2011
  2. MA Middlesex University (London, UK), 2002
  3. BSc Istanbul Technical University (Istanbul, Turkey), 2000


Areas of specialization


Early Modern Philosophy

Philosophy of Religion


Recent Publications

 “The Coextensiveness Thesis and Kant’s Modal Agnosticism in the ‘Postulates’”, European Journal of Philosophy, vol. 24:1, March 2016, 129-158

“Kant’s Only Possible Argument and Chignell’s Real Harmony”, Kantian Review, vol. 19:1, March 2014, 1-25.

“Leibniz and Kant on the Syntheticity of Existential Statements,” in Stefano Bacin, Alfredo Ferrarin, Claudio La Rocca, and Margi Ruffing (eds.) Kant und die Philosophie in weltbürgerlicher Absicht. Akten des XI. Kant-Kongresses, Berlin: de Gruyter, vol. 5, October 2013, 297-308

“Artistic Sublime Revisited: Reply to Clewis”, Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, vol. 68:2, 2010, 170-173

“Kant’s Theses on Existence,” British Journal for the History of Philosophy, vol. 16:3, August 2008, 559-593

“Kant’s Justified Dismissal of Artistic Sublimity,” Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, vol. 66:3, 2008, 237-251


Forthcoming Publications

“What does Existence add to Possibility? Wolff and Kant on Complementum Possibilitatis”, The Proceedings of the 12. International Congress, Berlin: De Gruyter, forthcoming

“Kant, the Actualist Principle, and the Fate of the Only Possible Proof”, Journal of the History of Philosophy, forthcoming

“Kant’s Enigmatic Transition: Practical Cognition of the Supersensible” in Nicholas Stang and Karl Schafer (eds.), On the Sensible and Intelligible Worlds: New Essays on Kant's Metaphysics and Epistemology, Oxford University Press, forthcoming

Current Projects

I am currently working on a book on Kant’s revolutionary theory of modality.


I am on research leave in Fall 2016.

Research interests


History of Modern Philosophy

Philosophy of Religion