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Dr. CHAN Benedict Shing Bun

Dr. CHAN Benedict Shing Bun

Associate Dean (Postgraduate Studies) ; Director of Centre for Applied Ethics; Associate Professor, Office of the Dean of Arts and Department of Religion and Philosophy

Phone number3411-7290
ORCID number0000-0002-5884-4594



  • Ph.D.,  University of Maryland, U.S.A.
  • MA, Philosophy, University of Maryland, U.S.A.
  • BS, University of Wisconsin, Madison, U.S.A.

Research area(s):

  • Social and Political Philosophy; Applied Ethics and Moral Philosophy; Comparative Philosophy (Chinese and Western)

Teaching area(s):

  • Contemporary Moral Issues
  • Philosophy of Human Rights
  • Political Philosophy: East and West

Taught previously at:

  • Tulane University, U.S.A.
  • Hang Seng Management College, Hong Kong

Selected output(s):

1. ​Chan, Benedict S. B. (2023). “Utilitarian Contingent Pacifism and Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution.” Philosophia, 51(2), 635-657.

2. Chan, Benedict S. B. (2023). “East-West Dialogues on the Ethics of Sex Robots.” HEC Forum

3. Chan, Benedict S. B. and Chan, Victor C. M., eds, (2022). Whole Person Education in East Asian Universities: Perspectives from Philosophy and Beyond. London, U.K.: Routledge. 

4. Chan, Benedict S. B. (2020). “A Consequential Evaluation of a Christian Approach to International Human Rights." Ching Feng: A Journal on Christianity and Chinese Religion and Culture, 19 (1/2), 129-55.


5. Chan, Benedict S. B. (2019). A Preliminary Consequential Evaluation of the Roles of Cultures in Human Rights Debates. Filosofia Theoretica: Journal of African Philosophy, Culture and Religions, 8(1), 163-182. 


Current project(s):

1. Philosophical Investigation of the Ethics of Human Rights
2. Confucian Animal Ethics and Its Practical Application
3. Moral Issues of Public Health and Technology

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