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Dr. LEE Siu Fan

Dr. LEE Siu Fan

Associate Professor, Department of Religion and Philosophy

Phone number3411 7286
ORCID number0000-0001-8142-307X 



BSSc (CUHK), MPhil (CUHK), BA Hon. and MA (Oxon), PhD (KCL)

Research area(s):

Philosophy of Language; Philosophical Logic; Metaphysics; Philosophy of Mind

Teaching area(s):

Philosophy of Language; Philosophy of Logic; Philosophy of Mind; Metaphysics; Epistemology; Critical Thinking; Analytic Philosophy; Modern Philosophy; Social and Political Philosophy; Ethics; Philosophy of Wittgenstein; Philosophy of Religion

Taught previously at:

University of Southampton, University of Hull, University of Exeter, King’s College London, Heythrop College London, Open University (UK), Lingnan University, City University of Hong Kong, Open University of Hong Kong, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Selected output(s):

Philosophy of Names and Empty Names. Under the series of Studies in Philosophy of Language and Linguistics, series editor: Piotr Stalmaszczyk. Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 200 pages, forthcoming.

‘Two Approaches to Empty Names: An Analysis of Scientific Theoretical Terms’, Studies in Dialectics of Nature, February 2018, Vol. 34 (2): 14-19. 

Logic: A Complete Introduction. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 12 January 2017, 384 pages. (ISBN: 9781473608436) 

‘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)

‘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)

Current project(s):

‘How Proper Names Refer: Is Causal Descriptivism Defensible?’ General Research Fund, Research Grants Council Hong Kong, 1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2020, role: PI. 

‘Meaning and Modality: A Foundational Study towards a New Theory of Empty Names’, Early Career Scheme, General Research Fund, Research Grants Council Hong Kong, 1 January 2015 - 30 June 2017, role: PI. 

‘Chinese and Cross-Cultural Health Humanities: Body, Mind, and Well-Being in the Contemporary Context’ (group project), Initiation Grant for Faculty Niche Research Areas (FNRA-IG) 2018/19, Hong Kong Baptist University, 30 June 2019 - 30 June 2021, role: Co-I. 

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