Eldar Sarajlic

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Associate Professor
Academic Literacy and Linguistics

EMAIL: esarajlic@bmcc.cuny.edu

Office: N-481

Office Hours: By appointment

Phone: +1 (212) 776-7359

Eldar Sarajlic is an applied philosopher. He has a Ph.D. from Central European University (CEU) in Budapest. His research interests are personal identity, public policy, and critical thinking and reasoning.

His work appeared in the Journal of Applied Philosophy, Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, Canadian Journal of Philosophy, American Journal of Bioethics, Res Publica, and others.


Social and Political Philosophy, Applied Ethics, Philosophy of Education, Epistemology, Philosophy of Data.


Ph.D., Central European University, 2014

Courses Taught

Research and Projects



(2020)  Personal Identity and Its Properties, Philosophy and Public Issues, Vol. 10. No. 2. pp-193-233.

(2020)  Children, Culture, and Body Modification, Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal, Vol. 30. No. 2. pp-167-190.

(2020)   Children, Self-knowledge, and Cultural Reproduction, Journal of Philosophy of Education, Vol. 54. No. 1. pp-43-61.

(2019)   Homeschooling and Authenticity, Theory and Research in Education, Vol. 17. No. 3. pp-280-296.

(2019)   Bullshit, Truth, and Reason, Philosophia, Vol. 47, No. 3, pp. 865-879.

(2018)   Is Running a Marathon a Virtue?  Think, Vol. 17, No. 48, pp. 101-105.

(2018)   The Ethics and Politics of Child Naming, Journal of Applied Philosophy, Vol. 35, No. S1, pp. 121-139.

(2017)   Neutrality, Autonomy, and Power, Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, Vol. 20, No. 1, pp. 23-35.

(2015)   Are Liberal Perfectionism and Neutrality Mutually Exclusive? Canadian Journal of Philosophy, Vol. 45, No. 4, pp. 515-537.

(2015)   Do Predictive Brain Implants Threaten Patient Autonomy or Authenticity?                                                  American Journal of Bioethics (Neuroscience), Vol. 6, No. 4, pp. 30-32.

(2014)   Can Culture Justify Infant Circumcision?  Res Publica, Vol. 20, No. 4, pp. 327-343.


(2019)   Becoming Parents to Ourselves , The New York Times (The Stone), access here: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/06/opinion/fathers-philosophy.html

(2019)   Do you Have to be Rich to be a Philosopher? Areo Magazine, access here: https://areomagazine.com/2019/02/22/do-you-have-to-be-rich-to-be-a-philosopher/

(2017)   Should Governments Outlaw Bad Child Names? Quillette, access here: http://quillette.com/2016/06/21/should-governments-outlaw-bad-child-names/  

(2017)   How to Prevent Another Trump in the Future? Teach Kids Philosophy                                                              Huffington Post, access here: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/eldar-sarajlic/how-to-prevent-another-trump_b_13019928.html

(2016)   Donald Trump’s Reign of Bullshit, Salon, access here: https://www.salon.com/2016/03/27/donald_trumps_reign_of_bullsht_hes_not_lying_to_us_hes_just_completely_full_of_it/

(2015)   How Muslim are the Muslim Terrorists? Open Democracy, access here: https://www.opendemocracy.net/eldar-sarajlic/how-muslim-are-muslim-terrorists

(2014)   What (if Anything) is Wrong with Infant Circumcision? Oxford University Press Blog, access here: https://blog.oup.com/2014/01/what-is-wrong-with-infant-circumcision/

Honors, Awards and Affiliations

(2020) Stewart Travel Award, City University of New York

(2018)  FFPP Fellowship, City University of New York

(2014) First prize for the best PG essay, Res Publica   

(2013) CEU Travel Grant

(2010) CEU Ph.D. Scholarship

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