Philosophy

 

Prof. KWAN Kai Man

Philosophy of Religion or Philosophical Theology, Epistemology of Religious Experience, Religion and Science, and Political Philosophy and Social Ethics

Prof. Stephen PALMQUIST

Immanuel Kant's Philosophy (all aspects); Philosophy of Religion; Philosophy of Science; Philosophy of Love; Logic of Symbolism; Yijing

Dr. CHAN Keung Lap

Applied Philosophy; Analytic Philosophy; Moral and Political Philosophy; Comparative Philosophy

Dr. NG Yau-nang

Confucianism (Classical Confucianism, Neo-Confucianism and Contemporary New- Confucianism); East Asian Buddhism (esp. Modern China & Japan); Chinese Popular Religions; Comparative Religious Philosophy; Religious and Cultural issues in Chinese Cinema and Literature; Religions in Modern Taiwan and Hong Kong; Matters of Life and Death (esp. in Hong Kong); Contemporary Social and Political Philosophy

Dr. Ellen ZHANG

Daoist Philosophy (Lao-Zhuang); Buddhist Philosophy (Madhyamika and Ch'an); Comparative Philosophy of Religion and Hermeneutics; Comparative Ethics; Women, Gender, and Religion

Dr. CHAN Shing Bun Benedict

Social & Political Philosophy; Normative Ethics; Applied Ethics; Comparative Political Philosophy

Dr. LEE Siu Fan

Philosophy of Language; Philosophical Logic; Philosophy of Mind; Metaphysics; Epistemology; Social and Political Philosophy; Theories of Social Justice; History of Western Philosophy; Feminism

 

Professor KWAN Kai Man 關啟文教授

Department Head, Programme Director of Master of Arts in Ethics & Public Affairs and Professor 系主任、公共事務倫理學文學碩士課程主任、教授

Research areas:

PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION OR PHILOSOPHICAL THEOLOGY

Ê Arguments for the existence of God; Arguments against the existence of God, atheism; Philosophical analysis of the concepts of God, incarnation, Trinity, etc.; Faith & reason, religious epistemology; Religious experience; Issues like immortality, miracle, God and morality, etc.

SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY

Ê Theological method; Modern theology; Major themes in dogmatics, e.g. atonement

THEOLOGY AND OTHER DISCIPLINES

Ê Political theology; Christianity and Postmodernity

RELIGION AND SCIENCE

Ê Historical interaction; Methodological comparison; Creation-evolution controversy; Religion & modern cosmology

POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY AND SOCIAL ETHICS

Ê Liberalism and Communitarianism; Sexual Ethics

Representative publications:

v  Kai-man Kwan, The Rainbow of Experiences, Critical Trust, and God: A Defense of Holistic Empiricism (New York: Continuum, October 2011).

v  Kai-man Kwan, "The Argument from Religious Experience." In William Craig & J. P. Moreland, eds., The Blackwell Companion to Natural Theology (Oxford: Blackwell, June 2009), pp. 498-552.

v  Kai-man Kwan, "Theistic & Non-theistic Arguments from Religious Experience," in Charles Taliaferro, Victoria Harrison, and Stewart Goetz, eds., The Routledge Companion to Theism (New York: Routledge, 2011).

v  Kai-man Kwan. "Are Religious Beliefs Human Projections?" In Raymond Pelly and Peter Stuart, eds., A Religious Atheist? Critical Essays on the Work of Lloyd Geering (Dunedin, New Zealand: Otago University Press, October 2006), pp. 41-66.

Biography of Prof. Kwan Kai Man (http://rel.hkbu.edu.hk/info_kmkwan.html)

 

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Professor Stephen PALMQUIST 龐思奮教授

Professor 教授

Research areas:

Immanuel Kant's Philosophy of Religion (e.g. the nature of God, proofs for God's existence, the nature of religious experience, moral hermeneutics, interpretations of specific religious beliefs [such as original sin, vicarious atonement, salvation by faith, and the divinity of Christ] and practices [such as prayer, baptism, bible study and church attendance); Jungian Psychology of Religion; Logic of Religious Symbolism; Philosophies of Mysticism/Religious Experience; Christian Political Theory; Yijing

Representative publications:

v  Comprehensive Commentary on Kant's Religion within the Bounds of Bare Reason (Wiley-Blackwell, 2016).

v  "Kantian Theocracy as a Non-Political Path to the Politics of Peace", Jian Dao 46 (July 2016), pp.155-175.

v  Cultivating Personhood: Kant and Asian Philosophy , edited proceedings of the Kant in Asia international conference (Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2010).

v  Kant and the New Philosophy of Religion , co-edited with Chris L. Firestone (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2006).

v  Kant's Critical Religion: Volume Two of Kant's System of Perspectives (London: Ashgate Publishing Company, 2000).

Biography of Prof. Stephen Palmquist (http://rel.hkbu.edu.hk/info_stevepq.html)

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Dr. CHAN Keung Lap 陳強立博士

Associate Director of Centre for Applied Ethics and Associate Professor 應用倫理學研究中心副主任、副教授

Research areas:

Applied Philosophy; Analytic Philosophy; Moral and Political Philosophy; Comparative Philosophy

Representative publications:

v  "The Classical Confucian Position on the Legitimate Use of Military Force." Chinese Just War Ethics: Origin, Development, and Dissent , eds., Ping-cheung Lo and Sumner B. Twiss. War, Conflict and Ethics Series . London: Routledge, 2015, pp. 93-116. (Co-author, Sumner B. Twiss)

v  "Classical Confucianism, punitive expeditions, and humanitarian intervention." Chinese Just War Ethics: Origin, Development, and Dissent , eds., Ping-cheung Lo and Sumner B. Twiss. War, Conflict and Ethics Series . London: Routledge, 2015, pp. 117-134. (Co-author, Sumner B. Twiss)

v  "Wang Yang-ming's ethics of war." Chinese Just War Ethics: Origin, Development, and Dissent , eds., Ping-cheung Lo and Sumner B. Twiss. War, Conflict and Ethics Series . London: Routledge, 2015, pp. 153-78. (Co-author, Sumner B. Twiss)

v  "Health care and human vulnerability: A Confucian perspective." In Religious Perspectives on Human Vulnerability in Bioethics , ed., Joseph Tham. Advancing Global Bioethics (book series). New York: Springer, 2014.

v  "Common Good and the Ethics of Global Poverty: A Confucian Perspective." The Common Good: Chinese and American Perspectives , ed., D. Solomon, R. Fan, and P. Lo. Philosophical Studies in Contemporary Culture , Vol. 23. New York: Springer, 2014, pp. 157-69.

Biography of Dr. Chan Keung Lap (http://rel.hkbu.edu.hk/info_klchan.html)

 

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Dr. NG Yau-nang 吳有能博士

Associate Professor 副教授

Research areas:

Confucianism (Classical Confucianism, Neo-Confucianism and Contemporary New- Confucianism); East Asian Buddhism (esp. Modern China & Japan); Chinese Popular Religions; Comparative Religious Philosophy; Religious and Cultural issues in Chinese Cinema and Literature; Religions in Modern Taiwan and Hong Kong; Matters of Life and Death (esp. in Hong Kong); Contemporary Social and Political Philosophy

Representative publications:

v  William Ng (12/2014) " 佛教的神聖空間從伊利亞德觀點分析香港兩例 " [Sacred Space in Buddhism: An Analysis of Two Cases in Hong Kong from Mirea Eliade's Perspective], in《臺灣宗教研究》[Taiwan Journal of Religious Studies ] Vol. 13, No. 1, pp. 61-96. [Chinese Article]  

v  William Ng (2013) " 唐君毅先生對自由主義民主觀的反省 " [Tang Chun-I's Reflection of Liberal Democracy]. Legein Semi-Annual Journal (《鵝湖學誌》), No. 51. Pp. 1-37.

v  William Ng. (2010/6). "Interpretations on Ming in Contemporary New Confucians in Hong Kong and Taiwan", in Lin Weijie and Qiu Huanghai ed. Understanding, Interpretation and the Confucian Tradition , (Taipei: Academia Sinica 中央研究院中國文哲研究所) pp. 367-425[Chinese]

v  William Ng (2009), 《對比的視野:當代港台哲學論衡》[Comparative Horizon: A Study of Contemporary Philosophy in Hong Kong and Taiwan .] [Chinese] Liberal Arts Press 文史哲出版社.

v  William Ng (2007/12) "Two Interpretations on Pure Land in the This-worldly Buddhism in Taiwan"《台大佛學學報》 (Taipei: The Center for Buddhist Studies, National Taiwan University) vol. 14, pp. 159-220 (THCI: Chinese)

Biography of Dr. Ng Yau-nang (http://rel.hkbu.edu.hk/info_billng.html)

 

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Dr. Ellen ZHANG 張穎博士

Associate Programme Director of Master of Arts in Ethics and Public Affairs and Associate Professor 公共事務倫理學文學碩士課程副主任、副教授

Research areas:

Daoist Philosophy (Lao-Zhuang); Buddhist Philosophy (Madhyamika and Ch'an); Comparative Philosophy of Religion and Hermeneutics; Comparative Ethics; Women, Gender, and Religion

Representative publications:

v  "Weapons Are Nothing but Ominous Instruments: The Daodejing's View on War and Peace." Journal of Religious Ethics , Vol.40, Issue 3, 2012, pp.473-502.

v  "Zheng as Zheng? A Daoist Challenge to Punitive Expeditions" in Chinese Just War Ethics: Origin, Development, and Dissent . P. C. Lo and Sumner B. Twiss (eds). London: Routledge, 2015, pp.209-225.

v  "On Human Rights and Freedom in Bioethics: A Philosophical Inquiry in Light of Buddhism," Studia Bioethica , Vol. 7, Issue 1, 2014, pp. 24-33.

v  "Vulnerability, Compassion, and Ethical Responsibility: A Buddhist Perspective on the Phenomenology of Illness and Health" in Religious Perspectives of Human Vulnerability in Bioethics . Joseph Tham (ed), New York/London: Springer, 2014. pp. 41-53.

v  "What Is Personhood? Kant and Huayan Buddhism" in Stephen R. Palmquist, ed., Cultivating Personhood: Kant and Asian Philosophy . Berlin: Walter de Gruyter publishers, 2010, pp. 678-694.

Biography of Dr. Ellen Zhang (http://rel.hkbu.edu.hk/info_zhang.html)

 

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Dr. CHAN Shing Bun Benedict 陳成斌博士

Assistant Professor 助理教授

Research areas:

Social & Political Philosophy; Normative Ethics; Applied Ethics; Comparative Political Philosophy

Representative publications:

v  Isaac Chun-Hai Fung, King-Wa Fu, Chung-Hong Chan, Benedict Shing Bun Chan, Chi-Ngai Cheung, Thomas Abraham, and Zion Tsz Ho Tse. Social Media's Initial Reaction to Information and Misinformation on Ebola, August 2014: Facts and Rumors,Public Health Reports, 131 (May-June 2016): 461-473. doi:10.1177/003335491613100312

v  "Do Economic Rights Conflict with Political Rights? An East and West Cultural Debate," in Conflict and Harmony in Comparative Philosophy: Selected Works from the 2013 Joint Meeting of the Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy and the Austroasiatic Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy , ed. Aaron Creller (U.K.: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015), 139-147.

v  Isaac Chun-Hai Fung, Jingxian Cai, Yi Hao, Yuchen Ying, Benedict Shing Bun Chan, Zion Tsz Ho Tse and King-Wa Fu. "Global Handwashing Day 2012: a qualitative content analysis of Chinese social media reaction to a health promotion event," Western Pacific Surveillance and Response Journal , 2015, 6(3). doi:10.5365/wpsar.2015.6.2.003.

v  "Animal Ethics, International Animal Protection, and Confucianism: A Reply to Oscar Horta," Global Policy Journal , vol. 6 (2015): 172-175. DOI: 10.1111/1758-5899.12194.

v  "A Human Rights Debate on Physical Security, Political Liberty, and the Confucian Tradition," Dao : A Journal of Comparative Philosophy , Volume 13, Issue 4 (2014): 567-588. DOI: 10.1007/s11712-014-9403-0.

Biography of Dr. Benedict Chan (http://rel.hkbu.edu.hk/info_Chansb.html)

 

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Dr. LEE Siu Fan 李少芬博士

Assistant Professor 助理教授

Research areas:

Philosophy of Language; Philosophical Logic; Philosophy of Mind; Metaphysics; Epistemology; Social and Political Philosophy; Theories of Social Justice; History of Western Philosophy; Feminism

Representative publications:

v  Philosophy of Names and Empty Names . Frankfurt: Peter Lang, forthcoming 2017.

v  Logic A Complete Introduction . London: Hodder Education, January 2017. (ISBN: 978-1473608436)

v  'Two Approaches to Empty Names', Studies in Dialectics of Nature , forthcoming.

v  'Can There Be a Davidsonian Theory of Empty Names?' in Linguistic and Philosophical Investigations into Proper Names , eds. Piotr Stalmaszczyk & Luis Fernández Moreno, Frankfurt: Peter Lang, February 2016, pp. 203-226. (ISBN: 978-3-631-66265-6).

v  'Who Wants To Be a Russellian About Names?' in Philosophy of Language and Linguistics: The Legacy of Frege, Russell, Wittgenstein , ed. Piotr Stalmaszczyk, Berlin and Boston: De Gruyter, March 2014, pp. 161-180. (ISBN: 978- 3-11-034275-8)

Biography of Dr. Lee Siu Fan (http://rel.hkbu.edu.hk/info_siufan.html)

 

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