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Joe Y.F. Lau

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Associate Professor
Department of Philosophy, The University of Hong Kong.

I grew up in Hong Kong, and studied physics and philosophy at Oxford as an undergraduate. Then I went to MIT for my PhD, working mainly with Ned Block and Robert Stalnaker. My main research area is the philosophy of mind and language.

I have been teaching at the University of Hong Kong since 1994, during which I have served as the Director of the HKU Cognitive Science Centre, and Head of the Philosophy Department. In 2006, I was awarded a University Teaching Fellowship for excellence in teaching.

I am also very interested in promoting critical thinking and metacognition in education. My most recent book An Introduction to Critical Thinking and Creativity was published by Wiley in 2011 (Amazon page). I am the co-founder of Critical Thinking Web (http://philosophy.hku.hk/think), an opencourseware website offering free online tutorials on logic and related thinking skills. The site is used by teachers and students across the world, and it received a Knowledge Exchange Award from the University of Hong Kong in 2011.


劉彥方博士
香港大學哲學系副教授

劉彥方於香港長大,獲獎學金到牛津大學修讀物理與哲學學士課程,然後前往美國麻省理工大學語言學與哲學系深造,畢業後於香港大學哲學系任教至今。劉博士研究範圍包括思考方法、認知科學與心靈哲學。他是《思方網》(http://philosophy.hku.hk/think)的主要創辦者,網站提供有關思考方法的開放教育資源。


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