Professor Bailey received his undergraduate degree from Biola University where he majored in Philosophy with a minor in Classics from Torrey Honors Institute. While at Biola University, he received the Delbert J Hanson Philosophy Major of the Year. Professor Bailey completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Notre Dame, where he also completed his MA and PhD in Philosophy.
Having spent the first 27 years of his life in the United States (West Coast, Midwest, Northeast), Professor Bailey now sees Singapore as his adopted home. Professor Bailey spends much of his free time exploring the city and its surrounding region. He also plays the keyboard and guitar.
Professor Bailey’s research is mostly in metaphysics, epistemology, and their applications to the philosophy of mind and philosophy of religion. He is interested in general questions about what things there are, what they are like, and what can be known of them. In particular, Professor Bailey is fascinated with human beings, their powers and their place in the world.
As a teacher, Professor Bailey is an aspiring generalist, with interests that span the curriculum (including ethics, the history of western philosophy, Chinese philosophy, and Indian philosophy). Accordingly, he takes great joy in teaching Philosophy and Political Thought (I and II) within the common curriculum.
In Semester 2 of AY2014-2015, Professor Bailey will be teaching a module on Death & the Meaning of Life.