I'm Malcolm Keating. I defended my dissertation in the philosophy department at the University of Texas at Austin in November 2014. In it, I focus on theories of non-literal speech in Indian and analytic philosophy. Before coming to Austin, I earned my master's degree in philosophy at the University of Missouri - St. Louis. In Fall 2015, I will be joining the faculty of Yale-NUS College in Singapore as Assistant Professor of Philosophy.
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. I'm interested in questions concerning language, meaning, and knowledge.
When I'm not doing philosophy, I'm taking photographs, biking, or at the park with my dog.