Zeynep Direk

Zeynep Direk is professor in the Philosophy Department at Koç University, Istanbul. Previously she taught at Galatasaray University between 1998-2014. She specializes on Contemporary European Philosophy, Ethics, and Feminist Philosophy. She also works on Social and Political Philosophy and the History of Turkish Thought. Direk is the co-editor with Leonard Lawlor of Jacques Derrida: Critical Assessments of Leading Philosophers (Routledge, 2002) A Companion to Derrida (Blackwell, 2014) and the author of Ontologies of Sex: Philosophy in Sexual Politics (Rowman and Littlefield, 2018).

Philosophy World Democracy

It will not be a world democracy, since it must be the people themselves who create themselves and arrange themselves. Rather, we affirm a democratic essence of the world: peopled by all the living and by all the conversing, wholly configured by their existence and by their words.