Professor of Philosophy
Ph.D. University of Toronto (1998)
- Social and Political Philosophy
- 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, introduction to philosophy and comparative philosophy.
In this universe, I am NOT an Oil Executive or a former leader of the Malayan Kuomintang.
See my Google Scholar page for a complete list of publications.
1. What is This Thing Called Global Justice? (Routledge, 2017; 2021 2nd ed).
2. Justice, Institutions, and Luck (Oxford University Press, 2012).
3. Justice Without Borders (Cambridge University Press, 2004).
4. Toleration, Diversity, and Global Justice (Penn State Press, 2000).
1. "Just Conservation: the question of justice in global wildlife conservation". Philosophy Compass (2021)
2. "Global Justice and the Problems of Humanity" (2018)
3. "The Problem of Partiality: partiality of what?", in the Springer Handbook on Patriotism, ed M. Sardoc (2018).
4. "Taming Human Nature? Hobbes vs. Xunzi". Journal of East West Thought (2017).
5. "The Contours of Toleration: a relational account"
6. "Equality and Special Concern"
7. "Enforcing Global Justice: the problem of intervention"
8. "Two Conceptions of Liberal Global Toleration"
9. "Individual Duties of Climate Justice under Non-ideal Conditions"
425 Cohen Hall
Office Hours: Spring 2023: Mondays 1.30 to 3.00 (Drop-in); and Fridays 2-3 for undergraduate advising (make appointment here): https://calendly.com/kctan-1/undergraduate-meeting?month=2023-01