Mike Zhao

About Me

I'm a PhD student in philosophy at NYU. I work mainly on ethics and meta-ethics, though I have interests in philosophy of science, philosophy of language, and moral psychology also. Here's my CV.

My dissertation on the normative consequences of moral non-cognitivism is being supervised by Samuel Scheffler, Sharon Street, and Anthony Appiah.

I have a soft spot for Aristotle, Nietzsche, and Bernard Williams. In my spare time, I play violin, viola, and guitar, write music, and read incessantly.


Other Papers

People who I'm not

In naming me, my parents decided to conjoin one of the world's most common given names with one of the world's most common surnames. As a result, there are lots of people not identical to me who share my name, many of whom have a larger internet presence than I do. Here's a (non-comprehensive) list of people who I'm not: