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
This semester I'm teaching Philosophy and Political Thought 1 and Introduction to Classical Indian Philosophy.

News
I gave several talks this summer related to my current project investigating ellipsis in Mīmāṃsā philosophy of language:
  • 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"
I will be giving a talk in October at Underwood International College, Yonsei University.


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