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 1 (Aug-Dec 2017) I'm teaching Philosophy and Political Thought 1 and Doing Things with Words. I am on study leave Semester 2.

Recent news
  • April 29 - May 2, 2017, I gave 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 Chengchi University, Kyoto University, and now Seoul National University.

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