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Kok-Chor Tan

Professor of Philosophy


Ph.D. University of Toronto (1998)

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, introduction to philosophy and comparative philosophy. 

In this universe, I am not an Oil Executive or a leader of the Malayan Kuomintang.



425 Cohen Hall

Office Hours: Fall 2023 M 12-1.45.