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 here. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Reason in an Uncertain World: Nyāya Philosophers on Argumentation and Living Well. Oxford University Press. In production, expected 2025 publication date.
- Classical Sanskrit for Everyone. Hackett Publishing. In production, expected late 2024 publication date.
Work in Progress
- Monograph on Kumārila Bhaṭṭa's philosophy of language and epistemology. Draft chapters in progress.
- The Vindication of the World: Essays Engaging with Stephen Phillips. Collection of essays co-edited with Matthew R. Dasti. Under contract with Routledge, expected 2024 publication date.
- 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.
Call for ContributionsI am the general editor for Reading Primary Sources in Asian Philosophies, a new electronic collection that is part of the Bloomsbury Philosophy Library. See full call for submissions on PhilEvents.
Each entry will be a succinct, lively introduction and guide to an important Asian philosophical text. The collection will include Asian texts from any time period or geographical region: for instance, China, India, Japan, Korea, or Southeast Asia, texts which may be ancient, classical, or modern (colonial, post-colonial, etc.). Entries may be relevant to any philosophical subdiscipline, so long as they are grounded in a specific text.