I'm Malcolm Keating, and I
 am Assistant Professor of Philosophy and JY Pillay Fellow in the Humanities Division of Yale-NUS College, Singapore, with a joint courtesy appointment in the Department of Philosophy, National University of Singapore.

I defended my dissertation in the philosophy department at the University of Texas at Austin in November 2014 under the supervision of Stephen Phillips. I earned my master's degree in philosophy at the University of Missouri - St. Louis

I'm interested in language, meaning, and knowledge. My research employs historical philosophy in the service of philosophy as a whole. More specifically, my work engages with the classical Indian philosophical tradition as well as contemporary Anglophone (analytic) philosophy of language.

Semester 2 (Jan-May 2017) I'm teaching Philosophy and Political Thought 2 and Analogical Reasoning & Metaphor.

  • April 29 - May 2, 2017, I will be giving one of four keynotes at the Graduate Student Conference on Asian Philosophy held in Taipei. The topic will be Kumārila Bhaṭṭa on figurative language in the Tantravārttika. The conference is a Quadrangle version of the Triangle Conference--including NUS/Yale-NUS, National Chengchin University, Kyoto University, and now Seoul National University.
I gave several talks this summer related to my current project investigating ellipsis in Mīmāṃsā philosophy of language, and recently participated in one fun campus philosophy event.
  • October 2016, "Knowing What is Ellided," Invited presentation at Underwood International College, Yonsei University
  • October 2016, "Star Trek and Philosophy," Yale-NUS Undergraduate Philosophy Café, with Fabian Geier. (Advertisement)
  • June 10, 2016, Invited presentation at Kyoto University, "Is Elliptical Completion Knowledge?"
  • June 3-5, 2016, International Ethno-Epistemology Conference, Kanazawa, Japan, "Is Elliptical Completion Knowledge?"
  • May 24-31, 2016 Eleventh East-West Philosopher's Conference, Honolulu, Hawai'i, Panel Organizer & Chair: "Absence, Location, and Place in Classical Indian Epistemology"; Talk: "Putting Words in Their Place: Elliptical Completion through Postulation"

Yale-NUS College
12 College Ave West, #01-201
Singapore, 138610
malcolm.keating [at] yale-nus.edu.sg