Assistant Professor



Alexus McLeod s research is mainly in Chinese and comparative philosophy, within which he works on issues across the philosophical spectrum. Much of his recent work has been in the areas of comparative Chinese-Indian philosophy, issues in Han dynasty (Chinese) thought, theories of truth in early Chinese thought (through Eastern Han), and the philosophy of astronomy and cosmology. His articles have appeared in Philosophy East and West, Journal of Chinese Philosophy, Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy, Comparative Philosophy, and the recent collection Brahman and Dao: Comparative Studies of Chinese and Indian Philosophy and Religion (Lexington, 2013). He is the author of Understanding Asian Philosophy: Ethics in the Analects, Zhuangzi, Dhammapada, and Bhagavad Gita (Bloomsbury, 2014), Astronomy in the Ancient World: Early and Modern Views on Celestial Events (Springer, forthcoming 2015), and is currently finishing two books, Theories of Truth in Chinese and Comparative Philosophy (Rowman and Littlefield International, forthcoming 2015), and a volume on the Eastern Han dynasty philosopher Wang Chong, Challenging and Questioning: The Philosophical Thought of Wang Chong. He is also series editor of the Critical Inquiries in Comparative Philosophy book series (Rowman and Littlefield International).