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Department of Philosophy

Shen-yi Liao

Visiting assistant professorPhoto of Liao

Dr. Liao specializes in philosophy of cognitive science, philosophy of mind, and aesthetics.


Ph.D. University of Michigan, 2011

B.A. Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, 2005

Representative publications

"Moral Persuasion and the Diversity of Fictions". Forthcoming in Pacific Philosophical Quarterly.

"The Fictional Character of Pornography" (with Sara Protasi). Forthcoming in H. Maes (ed.), Pornographic Art and the Aesthetics of Pornography.

"The Good in Happiness" (with Jonathan Phillips and Sven Nyholm). Forthcoming in Oxford Studies in Experimental Philosophy.

"What Are Centered Worlds?" The Philosophical Quarterly 62: 294–316.

"Pretense and Imagination" (with Tamar Szabó Gendler). Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Cognitive Science 2:1 (2011), 79-94.


Office: 301B Dickens Hall

Email: samliao@ksu.edu

Fax: 785-532-3522

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