What is human nature? Is human nature good or bad? Can human nature be good even if the world contains some notably bad people? Matthew Walker (Yale-NUS College) looks at the views of the early Confucian thinker Mengzi (Mencius).
Associate Professor of HumanitiesatYale-NUS College
I am Associate Professor of Humanities (Philosophy) at Yale-NUS College and author of Aristotle on the Uses of Contemplation (Cambridge University Press, 2018). My primary areas of research and teaching include ancient Greek philosophy and comparative ethics. I received a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Yale University, and a B.A. from Amherst College. In the past, I have been an ACLS New Faculty Fellow in the Philosophy Department at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, and a post-doctoral fellow in virtue ethics at the University of Miami.