Bard Faculty

Susan Blake

Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Primary Academic Program: Philosophy


B.A., Bryn Mawr College; M.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Ph.D., Indiana University. Professor Blake’s areas of interest include epistemology, philosophy of perception, Chinese philosophy, philosophy of language, history of analytic philosophy, and ethics. She is the recipient of numerous grants and awards from Indiana University, where she served as assistant director of the Institute for Korean Studies, and the American Philosophical Association, as well as a Taiwan Ministry of Education grant for language study and a Fulbright Fellowship. Publications include “Agency, Non-Action, and Desire in the Laozi,” Journal of Chinese Philosophy; “Mengzi and Its Philosophical Commitments, a Response to Van Norden’s Mengzi,” in Journal of Chinese Philosophy; and book reviews in Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy and Journal of the Institute of Chinese Lit. and Phil. Presentation topics have included “Names and Standards in Early Chinese Philosophy,” “Skepticism, Knowledge, and Disputation in the Zhuangzi,” “Perceptual Content and Epistemic Foundations,” and “A Problem of the Senses in Chinese Thought.” At Bard since 2017.