Michael Zhao

About Me

I'm a philosopher. Starting this fall, I'll be an assistant professor in the philosophy department at Notre Dame.

I work mainly in ethics, though I have interests in social and political philosophy, 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 is my CV. My e-mail is mike.zhao@nd.edu.


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In Progress

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: