Kok-Chor Tan

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Professor of Philosophy, and Undergraduate Chair
Ph.D. University of Toronto (1998)
Contact Information
Phone: 
(215) 898-6913
Email address: 
Office Location: 
464 Cohen Hall
Office Hours: 
Undergraduate Advising Summer 2014: please expect some delay in my reply to your email query.
Research Interests: 
  • Social and Political Philosophy
  • Ethics
  • International Justice

My area of specialization is political philosophy, and I am especially interested in problems of global justice, nationalism, value pluralism, equality and human rights.  My teaching, which reflects these interests, includes courses on global justice, political philosophy (historical and contemporary), ethics, and specialized courses on topics such as distributive justice and equality, multiculturalism and human rights. I have also taught courses in professional ethics, philosophy of law, biomedical ethics, and introduction to philosophy.

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