Ferit Güven, Ph.D.

Professor of philosophy

Email:[email protected]

Department: Comparative Languages and Linguistics
Peace and Global Studies

Program: Film Studies

Location: Carpenter Hall Room 328
801 National Road
Richmond, Indiana 47374

About me

I specialize in 19th and 20th century continental philosophy, social and political philosophy, and postcolonial theory. For a May Term on “the roots of Otherness in philosophy,” I traveled with students to my home country of Turkey. I published Madness and Death in Philosophy in 2005 and Decolonization of Democracy in 2015.


  • Ph.D., DePaul University
  • M.A., DePaul University
  • B.A., Bosphorus University, Turkey

Scholarly interest

19th and 20th Century Continental Philosophy, Postcolonial Theory, Film Theory, and Social and Political Philosophy.

Published works

Decolonizing Democracy (Lanham: Lexington Press, 2015)

“Hegel, Fanon and the Problem of Negativity in the Postcolonial” in Fanon and the  Decolonization of Philosophy, Edited by Elizabeth A. Hoppe and Tracey J. Nicholls,  (Lanham: Lexington Books, 2010).

“Hegel and The Dialectic of Racism,” Proceedings of the Twenty-First World  Congress of Philosophy, Volume 2, Social and Political Philosophy, ed. W. McBride, pp.  51-57.

Book: Madness and Death in Philosophy, (Albany: SUNY Press, 2005).