1st Year Graduate Student | M.A. program in Philosophy
My current interests lie in the Madhyamaka philosophy, especially in its epistemology, metaphysics and metaethics. I’m most enthusiastic about the connections between these three fields in the Madhyamaka framework, such as whether conceptualizing thinking is applicable to metaphysical and ethical inquiries and how ethical inquiry is possible in an ultimately illusory world. More generally, projects including theorizing Buddhist thoughts in the analytic way and expurgating “unnecessary” ideas inheriting from the past cultural influences and religious doctrines intrigue me.
I also have interests in Modern Philosophy, with a particular interests in the metaphysical and scientific theories of Descartes and Leibniz. Before coming to Columbia, I received my BA from the University of Pittsburgh.