In front of the Mysore Palace, Karnataka, India.

Welcome! I'm Malcolm Keating, Assistant Professor of Philosophy in the Humanities Division of Yale-NUS College, Singapore, with a joint courtesy appointment in the Department of Philosophy, National University of Singapore.

I think about language, meaning, and knowledge. My research is in history of philosophy, as a way of doing philosophy. Specifically, my work engages with classical Indian philosophical traditions as well as contemporary Anglophone (analytic) philosophy of language.

Bloomsbury, July 2020

Edited volume containing translations of central primary texts on arthâpatti by Mīmāṃsā and Nyāya philosophers, together with newly-commissioned essays on arthâpatti and epistemology, philosophy of mind, and logic.

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Bloomsbury, May 2019

Introduction to Mukula Bhaṭṭa's Fundamentals of the Communicative Function focusing on major themes in Indian philosophy of language, with accessible translation, Roman transliteration, and connections to contemporary debates about the semantics-pragmatics boundary.

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