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In Oxford, I have taught and/or regularly teach the following modules:


Philosophy of Mind (Undergraduate lectures for the Faculty)

Practical Ethics (Undergraduate lectures for the Faculty)


Knowledge & Reality (FHS 102)

Ethics (FHS 103)

Philosophy of Mind (FHS 104)

Philosophy of Cognitive Science (FHS 125)

Practical Ethics (FHS 128)

Moral Philosophy (1st year module)

General Philosophy (1st year module. I offer different content for PPE students, Classics students, and Joint Degree Science students)

Gradaute Teaching

Emergence (Graduate class for the Faculty of Philosophy)

Supervisions in Philosophy of Mind & Metaphysics (BPhil in Philosophy)

DPhil supervision in Philosophy of Mind and Metaphysics (as 2nd supervisor)

Philosophy of Mind & Action (for the Faculty of Theology)

I am very enthusiastic about teaching philosophy, and as a teacher, I aspire to be a "generalist". That said, I love teaching things that I have research interests in. Here are some "student testimonials":

It has been such a privilege to be taught by you. I think you have a real gift for creating a kind of conversational back-and-forth that I've not experienced elsewhere in my undergraduate, or certainly not to the same extent. I can't tell you how often we talk about it - you've infected us with a love and enthusiasm for the philosophy of mind, and I know personally that I'll always be grateful for that. (Student email, shared with their permission, Oxford, 2019)

I have gained extremely valuable takeaway from you. Your comments were constructive, encouraging, and point to the complexity of the issues at hand. You explained things so clearly while also pushing me to explain my own positions. I often have a hard time elaborate on my intuitive judgments, but you adopted the humble position to explore my ideas with me, and this has led to some fruitful insights and discoveries! You were very understanding, supportive, and flexible when I struggled the most. Not only were you patient when I couldn’t produce work, you cared about the source of my lack of productivity. I am thankful for all these things. (Student email, shared with their permission, Oxford, 2020)

I have got extremely helpful comments from Dr Baysan, both in writing and during our supervision meeting ... Working with Dr Baysan is an absolute pleasure, and I look forward to having him as a supervisor next term. (BPhil student in Philosophy, Oxford, 2021)

Thank you for your lectures on Animals and the Moral Demands of Affluence for the Practical Ethics paper, both of which were topics I studied and which were very useful for revision and providing useful reading materials and key summaries of ideas. (Feedback for "Practical Ethics" lectures, Oxford, 2021)

Umut's tutorials were easily some of the best I've had over the course of my degree. (Anonymous feedback for "Philosophy of Mind" tutorials, Oxford, 2021)

Umut has been a truly amazing tutor and has been so helpful and understanding with my work, and has really helped me fully understand all the content we’ve covered. (Anonymous feedback for "Philosophy of Cognitive Science" tutorials, Oxford 2022)

For a complete list of teaching, supervision, and outreach activities (including those under previous employment) see my CV.