Graduate Programme

 

Faculty at NUS Philosophy supervise graduate research on topics ranging from analytic metaphysics to applied ethics, drawing on, and often synthesizing, the philosophical traditions of China, India, and Europe. Across campus, Yale-NUS College boasts a dynamic philosophy unit with an additional eight faculty who are eligible to supervise graduate research at NUS. As a group, the NUS and affiliated Yale-NUS graduate faculty includes twenty-one philosophers actively working on projects in moral and political philosophy; metaphysics, epistemology, and philosophy of mind; Chinese philosophy, Indian philosophy, and the history of Western philosophy. Below is a list of some main research areas, with an indication of faculty members working in each.

Philosophy of Mind:
Ben Blumson (NUS)
Chuanfei Chin (NUS)
Jay L Garfield (Yale-NUS/NUS)     
Neil Mehta (Yale-NUS)                
Michael Pelczar (NUS)
Nico Silins (Yale-NUS)                   
Neil Sinhababu (NUS)
Weng Hong Tang (NUS)

Logic and Epistemology:
Andrew M. Bailey (Yale-NUS)          
Simon B. Duffy (Yale-NUS)                              
Jay L Garfield (Yale-NUS/NUS)
Axel Gelfert (NUS)
Neil Mehta (Yale-NUS)
Nico Silins (Yale-NUS)
Weng Hong Tang (NUS)

History of Western Philosophy:
Amber Carpenter (Yale-NUS)
Simon B. Duffy (Yale-NUS)
Jay L Garfield (Yale-NUS/NUS)
Cathay Liu (Yale-NUS)             
Matthew Walker (Yale-NUS)
Cecilia Wee (NUS)

Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy, and Philosophy of Law:
Christopher A. Brown (NUS)
Sandra Field (Yale-NUS)
Hui-Chieh Loy (NUS)                              
Neil Sinhababu (NUS)
Sor-Hoon Tan (NUS)
C.L. Ten (NUS)
Cecilia Wee (NUS)

Metaphysics and Philosophy of Science:
Andrew M. Bailey (Yale-NUS)
Ben Blumson NUS)
Jay L Garfield (NUS & Yale-NUS)
Axel Gelfert (NUS)
Michael Pelczar (NUS)
Weng Hong Tang (NUS)

Chinese Philosophy:
Scott Cook (Yale-NUS)
Cathay Liu (Yale-NUS)
Hui-Chieh Loy (NUS)
Sor-Hoon Tan (NUS)
Matthew Walker (Yale-NUS)
Cecilia Wee (NUS)

Continental Philosophy:
Simon B. Duffy (Yale-NUS)
Saranindranath Tagore (NUS)

Indian Philosophy:
Amber Carpenter (Yale-NUS)
Jay L Garfield (NUS & Yale-NUS)
Saranindranath Tagore (NUS)

Philosophy of Language:
Ben Blumson (NUS)
Michael Pelczar (NUS)

Aesthetics:
Ben Blumson (NUS)
John Holbo (NUS)
Nico Silins (Yale-NUS)

In addition to these full-time philosophers, there is an active group of legal theorists at the NUS Faculty of Law. This group includes the following scholars:
Andrew Halpin
Mark McBride
J.E. Penner
Nicole Roughan
A.P. Simester

The logician C.T. Chong, well-known for his work on recursion theory, holds a joint appointment with the Department of Philosophy and the Department of Mathematics.