Neil Sinhababu

I'm an Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the National University of Singapore. Here's my CV. My email address is neiladri at gmail dot com.

My articles are on PhilPapers, so you can read them for free. You can also find information about them on Google Scholar. The covers of the books I've written and co-edited (Humean Nature, Nietzsche and Morality) are here too.

Here's a short interview that my university did with me when I won a faculty research award.

Back in 2014-2015, I was a Murphy Fellow at Tulane University. New Orleans was wonderful.


Public philosophy

This Huffington Post interview about my philosophical views was lots of fun. It's probably the best thing to read if you want to gawk at all the weird conclusions that I've been led to by interesting philosophical arguments.

I gave a TEDx talk in Singapore in October 2013. The theme of the event was luck, so they had me talk about moral luck. I think people liked the example where a cannibal eats young Hitler and makes the world a better place.

On Valentine's Day 2013, the Washington Post featured my paper "Possible Girls", which describes how David Lewis' modal realism can help you have a romantic relationship with someone in another universe. Philosopher-journalist Dylan Matthews has written an updated version of the post at Vox.

I've discussed another paper of mine, "Divine Fine-Tuning vs. Electrons in Love", in a variety of venues including Australian public radio and a podcast called Thoughtology.

Luke Muehlhauser interviewed me about my research in 2010 and asked lots of smart questions.


Blogs

This is my current (eponymous) blog. From July 2004 to the beginning of 2015, my home on the internet was a blog called the Ethical Werewolf. I was a guest writer for Ezra Klein in the mid-2000s, but those posts are hard to find now because of weird redirections.

I've done some guestblogging for other philosophy blogs. At the Philosopher's Cocoon, I wrote about my job at NUS. At Daily Nous, I wrote about the lack of enough philosophy journal space for all the good ideas. At Amy Kind's blog about imagination, I wrote about the time I tried using color vision glasses to see green. I wrote a few different posts for NewAPPS, but maybe the best one is a big summary of how accurately various pundits predicted the outcome of the 2012 Presidential election.

Probably the most interesting thing I've created on the internet is War or Car, where I posted a new thing you could buy for the total cost of the Iraq War every day for four months including the 2008 election. You could buy each US household a Toyota Prius (hence the name of the site), buy each living panda its own stealth bomber, or subscribe to the LA Times since the beginning of time.