Sam Liao

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Associate Professor, Philosophy

(On Leave 2021-2022)

Shen-yi Liao uses empirical and conceptual methods to investigate the interface of mind and value. Some of his recent publications are "The Imagination Box" (with Tyler Doggett), Journal of Philosophy, 111.5 (2014); "Empirically Investigating Imaginative Resistance" (with Nina Strohminger and Chandra Sripada), British Journal of Aesthetics 54.3 (2014); and "Aesthetic Adjectives: Experimental Semantics and Context-Sensitivity" (with Aaron Meskin), Philosophy and Phenomenological Research (forthcoming). Nowadays, he is thinking about etiquette, race, decolonization, Mozi, punk rock, concepts, testimony, coffee, public philosophy, intuition, wisdom of crowds, and social structures of academia.

Education
BA Rutgers University 2005
MA University of Michigan 2008
Ph.D University of Michigan 2011

Contact Information

Wyatt 333
email sliao@pugetsound.edu