Kathryn Muyskens

Humanities (Philosophy and Political Thought)


Email: klmuyskens@yale-nus.edu.sg
Email: klmuyskens@gmail.com

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Dr Kathryn Muyskens is a political philosopher by training, with special interests in the politics of health and medicine – especially at the global level. With a focus on human rights, international politics and health, her research has always hovered at the boundary between philosophy and the social sciences, and she always aims to find the connection between theory and practice. When teaching, she tries to integrate humour into the lessons whenever possible to make them entertaining and memorable.

Her research focuses on human rights, global health, bioethics and comparative philosophy.

Journal Publications:

“Will Confucian Values Help or Hinder the Crisis of Elder Care in Modern Singapore?” Asian Bioethics Review, 12; 117–134. 2020. DOI 10.1007/s41649-020-00123-5.

“The Other Half of Effective Altruism.” Essays in Philosophy. Pacific University Libraries, 18:1 Jan 2017.

Book Chapters:

“Asceticism as Activism: Effective Altruism’s Other Half.” In Religious Perspectives on Effective Altruism, Nomos (forthcoming).

“Medical Pluralism as a Matter of Justice.” In Encyclopedia of Health Humanities, Palgrave (forthcoming).

Other Publications: 

“AI, Surveillance, and the Human Right to Privacy.” White Paper 2019. Live with AI, July 2019.

(co-authored with Andres Luco) – cited in Business Times, “Rise of the Machines,” 14 Mar 2020.

Philosophy & Political Thought I & II