I am an Assistant Professor in the Philosophy Department at Koç University in Istanbul. My research is in ancient philosophy, and I have interests in contemporary ethics—especially virtue ethics—and areas of political philosophy. In ancient philosophy, I've worked on questions in Plato's ethics, psychology, and epistemology, and in particular his views on the nature of belief and perception and how these relate to non-rational cognition and motivation. In the past few years I've been looking closely at the images of the Sun, Line, and Cave in Plato's Republic.