Related Faculty

The following faculty sometimes teach courses that are cross-listed with philosophy.

Chan Wing Ching Elton

Research Areas
Professor Chan works in the fields of Confucianism, comparative political philosophy, ideal and non-ideal theory, republicanism, virtue ethics, liberalism, neutrality and perfectionism.
See full profile »
Teaching Subjects
  • Philosophy and Political Thought
  • Chinese Political Philosophy

 

Scott Cook

Research Areas
Professor Cook specialises in pre-imperial textual studies and early Chinese intellectual history, with emphases in recently excavated bamboo manuscripts and musical thought. He is the author of The Bamboo Texts of Guodian: A Study and Complete Translation, Vols. I and II (Cornell East Asia Series 2012); Guodian Chujian Xian-Qin Rushu Hongweiguan《郭店楚簡先秦儒書宏微觀》(The Pre-Imperial Confucian Texts of Guodian: Broad and Focused Perspectives) (Taiwan Xuesheng shuju 2006); and editor of Hiding the World in the World: Uneven Discourses on the Zhuangzi (State University of New York Press 2003). He has published numerous articles in both English and Chinese in a number of major journals.
See full profile »
Teaching Subjects
  • Chinese Philosophical Tradition
  • Chinese Literary Tradition
  • Classical Chinese
  • Beginning Chinese
  • Advanced Chinese
  • Argumentation in the Ancient World
  • Music, Society, and the Cosmos
  • Drinking in the Ancient World

Gavin Flood

Research Areas
Professor Gavin Flood was born in London, raised in Brighton, United Kingdom, and has a keen interest in the arts and humanities. He did his undergraduate and graduate work in Religious Studies at Lancaster University and taught at a number of universities in the United Kingdom and the United States. Before coming to Yale-NUS, Professor Flood was Professor of Hindu Studies and Comparative Religion at Oxford University and Senior Research Fellow at Campion Hall. He was elected to fellowship of the British Academy in 2014.
See full profile »
Teaching Subjects
  • The Self in Comparative Perspective
  • Hinduism I/II
  • Prelims Sanskrit
  • The Nature of Religion
  • Readings in the Netra Tantra
  • Readings in the Jayākhya-saṃhitā
  • Theories of the Text
  • Introduction to Tantric Traditions
  • Readings in Phenomenology
  • The Importance of Religion

Taran Kang

Research Areas
Dr Kang specialises in modern European intellectual history. His research seeks to bring a global perspective to the history of ideas with attentiveness to Europe’s position in relation to other parts of the world. In his dissertation, he explores how an influx of knowledge about India during the Enlightenment shaped European thinkers’ ideas about the meaning, movement, and structure of world history. He is also interested in how the western philosophical tradition has been imagined in relation and opposition to non-western traditions of thought. His recent work examines the problem of origins in history.
See full profile »
Teaching Subjects
  • Philosophy and Political Thought

Nomi Claire Lazar

Research Areas
Professor Lazar’s research interests include crisis government and states of emergency; comparative constitutions, particularly constitutional preambles; political rhetoric and political symbols; the politics of time and of time technologies; calendar reform in political context; comparative imperial strategy; and criminal law policy.
See full profile »
Teaching Subjects
  • Political Concepts
  • Human Rights
  • Global Approaches to Crime and Punishment
  • Philosophy and Political Thought II

Terry Nardin

Research Areas
Professor Nardin specialises in political theory and international relations, with emphases in international political theory, the history of political thought, and contemporary political philosophy. His current research is focused on political realism, republicanism, Kant’s philosophy of law and politics, and the philosophy of Michael Oakeshott.
See full profile »
Teaching Subjects
  • Philosophy and Political Thought
  • Contemporary Political Theory
  • International Political Theory

Christina Tarnopolsky

Research Areas
Professor Tarnopolsky’s current research examines Plato’s engagement with the Athenian genres of satyr-play, tragedy, history, comedy and medicine. She is also working on a manuscript that examines the relationship between Plato’s aesthetic theories and his psychological theories. Finally, Professor Tarnopolsky is working on an article comparing Plato’s theories of exemplarity and musical education with those of Kongzi and Xunzi.
See full profile »
Teaching Subjects
  • Philosophy and Political Thought 2
  • Modern Social Thought
  • Political Theory
  • Ancient Greek Political Philosophy
  • Emotions & Politics