Welcome!

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

Research
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.

Teaching
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
  • My book, Understanding Indian Philosophy of Language, is now under contract with Bloomsbury Publishing. It will be an introduction to Indian philosophy of language by way of Mukulabhaṭṭa's Abhidhāvṛttimātṛkā, a work on poetics, grammar, & philosophy. The manuscript is due May 2018.
  • November 20, 2017, I will be participating in the Yogācāra Studies Unit at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Religion in Boston. I'll be giving a short presentation as part of Roy Tzohar's panel, "Reading Vasubandhu's Triṃśikā and its Commentaries", considering Kumārila Bhaṭṭa as a "commentator" on Vasubandhu by way of his remarks on Buddhist metaphors for (no)self.
  • April 29 - May 2, 2017, I gave one of four keynotes at the Graduate Student Conference on Asian Philosophy held in Taipei. The topic was 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.



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