NUS Philosophy warmly welcomes Dr. Podgorski (Assistant Professor) and Dr. Lee (Visiting Fellow) to Singapore and our beloved department. This semester, Dr Podgorski teaches PH2222/GEK2036 Greek Philosophy (Socrates and Plato), while Dr. Lee teaches GEK2047/GET1026 Effective Reasoning.
Here’s a short introduction for each of them:
Dr Podgorski received his PhD in Philosophy at the University of Southern California (2016) and his B.A. in mathematics and philosophy (2009) at Michigan State University. His primary research interests are in rationality, practical reason, epistemology, metaethics, and normative ethics. His major recent research projects concern the role of idealization in normative theory and the development of a process-oriented model of rationality. His website is at http://www.abelardpodgorski.com/ .
Dr. Lee Wang-yen
Lee Wang Yen has a PhD in philosophy of science from the University of Cambridge. Prior to joining NUS Department of Philosophy, he taught Logic and Critical Thinking, Philosophy of Science, Critical Thinking in Economics, and Philosophy and Methodology of Research at undergraduate and graduate levels at the Faculty of Science and Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya. He was a senior research fellow/research co-ordinator at the University of Oxford in 2013-14. He hopes to resume his monograph project on an objective Bayesian account of probabilistic inference, for which he was awarded a Templeton World Charity Foundation grant. He is interested in philosophy of science, epistemology, logic, metaphysics, philosophy of religion, philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, and ethics. His journal articles are in philosophy of science, epistemology, and philosophy of religion.