Michael Zhao

About Me

I'm currently a postdoctoral lecturer in philosophy at NYU. I work mainly in value theory, though I have interests in philosophy of science, philosophy of language, and ancient Chinese philosophy as well.

I received my PhD from NYU in 2018. Before NYU, I was an undergraduate in philosophy at Princeton.

Here are my CV, research statement, and teaching dossier.

My e-mail is mike.zhao@nyu.edu.

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


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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: