Dr. Nalei Chen focuses mainly on early Chinese philosophy and contemporary Anglophone political philosophy. His research uses a comparative approach and aims to show that ancient Chinese ideas are still very much relevant to many contemporary philosophical debates and can make a meaningful contribution to current social and political philosophy. He received his Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Utah, his M.A. in Philosophy from Fudan University, and his B.A. in Logic from Sun Yat-sen University. Chen’s appointment at NYU will be his first academic position after obtaining his Ph.D.
Ph.D. – University of Utah
M.A. – Fudan University
B.A. – Sun Yat-sen University
Teaching and Research Interests
Chinese philosophy, social and political philosophy, philosophy of religion, global ethics, ethics of war