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 research focuses on two main questions and traditions:

(1) With early Nyāya: What norms should govern our arguments with other people?
(2) With Bhāṭṭa Mīmāṃsā: How do we make sense of metaphorical, non-referential, etc. language?

My full CV is hereContact: mkeating@smith.edu or c.malcolm.keating@gmail.com
(schedule appointments here)

About me:

I am Visiting Associate Professor of Philosophy, Smith College, Northampton, MA, USA, from January 1 until July 1, 2024, when I will be on faculty permanently as an Associate Professor of Philosophy.

Previously I was Associate Professor of Philosophy, Yale-NUS College, Singapore with a Courtesy Joint Appointment at National University of Singapore.

Works in Progress

  • Buddhist Philosophy and Its Critics. Collection of primary source translations, edited by Charles Goodman, with me as the secondary editor. He and I are also co-translating sections of Kumārila's Ślokavārttika and Uddyotakara's Nyāyavārttika. Under consideration with publisher, translations underway.
  • Kumārila Bhaṭṭa on Reference and Knowledge. Monograph on Kumārila Bhaṭṭa's philosophy of language and epistemology. In progress.

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