Welcome!
I'm Malcolm Keating.

I work on philosophy of language, epistemology, and argumentation.

I think about these topics along with Sanskrit-language philosophers in the Indian subcontinent. Along the way I make connections with contemporary analytic philosophy.


My full CV is here. Contact: malcolm.keating@yale-nus.edu.sg

Associate Professor of Philosophy

Yale-NUS College, Singapore

Courtesy Joint Appointment at National University of Singapore, where I will begin teaching when Yale-NUS College closes in AY2025-26.

My current research focuses on two main questions and traditions:
(1) With Nyāya: What norms should govern our arguments with other people?
(2) With Mīmāṃsā: How do we make sense of metaphorical, non-referential, etc. language?

Academic Research

If you are a scholar needing citeable copies of any of my materials for your research and are unable to afford or access them, please email me.
Encyclopedia Entries & Bibliographies

Teaching

Yale-NUS Students interested in an independent study with me, please send an email describing the topic and including a list of potential readings.

Note: I currently do not take on post-docs or graduate students as I am primarily at an undergraduate institution.

Current Courses (Sem 1 AY2022-23)

Future Courses (Sem 2 AY2022-23)

Yale-NUS (2015-present)

Philosophy Electives
Common Curriculum
Independent Studies
  • Introduction to Analytic Philosophy of Language
  • Fiction and Fictionalism
  • Sanskrit Language
  • Vasubandhu's Triṃśikā or Thirty Verses (on Consciousness-Only)

Service to the Profession

Book Review Editor, Philosophy East and West (South Asia)

*Please email if you are interested in reviewing for the journal.

Public
Philosophy

Podcasts: freely available for reuse in the classroom with attribution.
Videos: freely available for reuse in the classroom with attribution.
Articles, Blog Posts, & Interviews

Book Reviews

If you are a scholar needing citeable copies of any of my materials for your research and are unable to afford or access them, please email me.

Work In Progress

  • Reason in an Uncertain World: Nyāya Philosophers on Argumentation and Living Well. Oxford University Press. Under Contract.
  • Classical Sanskrit for Everyone. Hackett Publishing. Under Contract
  • Drafts available:
    • epistemology of similarity in Nyāya and Mīmāṃsā philosophy
    • epistemology of similarity in Kumārila Bhaṭṭa's Ślokavārttika
    • non-referring terms in negative existentials in Kumārila Bhaṭṭa's Tantravārttika

For information about work in progress, email me.

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