Full-time Teaching Staff

Amit Chaturvedi

Assistant Professor
B.A. (Tufts), M.A., Ph.D. (Hawai'i)
Indian and Buddhist Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind
Email: amitc@hku.hk

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Boris Babic


Associate Professor
HKU Musketeers Foundation Institute of Data Science and Department of Philosophy
BA (York University); JD (Harvard Law School); MA, MSc, Phd (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)

Associate Professor (by courtesy)
Faculty of Law, HKU
Law and Ethics of AI, Bayesian Statistics, Philosophy of Science, Epistemology, Legal Philosophy
Email: babic@hku.hk

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Brian Wong

Assistant Professor
M.A., M.Phil, D.Phil (Oxford)
Rhodes Scholar
Political Philosophy (Authoritarianism, Colonialism, and Responsibilities towards Justice), Applied Ethics (Climate Change, Geopolitics), Social Epistemology and Epistemic Injustice

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David McCarthy

Associate Professor
M.A. (Oxford), Ph.D. (USC)
Ethics, Decision Theory, Philosophy of Probability, Epistemology

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Herman Cappelen

Chair Professor
B.A. (Oxford), Ph.D. (UC Berkeley)
Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence, Metaphilosophy, Philosophy of Language, Conceptual Engineering, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Mind

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Jennifer Nado (Undergraduate Coordinator)

Associate Professor
B.A. (Pomona), Ph.D. (Rutgers)
Metaphilosophy, Epistemology, Philosophy of Psychology
Email: nado@hku.hk

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Joe Lau (Undergraduate Coordinator)

Associate Professor
B.A. (Oxford), Ph.D. (MIT)
Philosophy of Mind and Cognitive Science, Critical Thinking
Email: jyflau@hku.hk

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Justin Tiwald (Postgraduate Coordinator)

Professor
B.A. (Carleton College), Ph.D. (University of Chicago)
Chinese Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Ethics

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Max Deutsch

Professor
B.A. (UCSB), M.A. (UC Berkeley), Ph.D. (Rutgers)
Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind, Epistemology, Philosophical Methods

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Nathaniel (Nate) Sharadin (Seminar Convenor)

Assistant Professor
B.A. (Pittsburgh), M.A. (UWM, UNC), Ph.D. (UNC)
Ethics, Epistemology

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Rachel Sterken (Department Chairperson)

Associate Professor
B.Sc. (Toronto), M.Sc. (Amsterdam), Ph.D. (St Andrews/Oslo)
Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics

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Simon Goldstein

Associate Professor
(BA) Yale University, (PhD) Rutgers University
AI safety, epistemology, and philosophy of language
Email: sgold@hku.hk

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Professors of Philosophy by Courtesy

Daniel Bell

Professor, CHAIR OF POLITICAL THEORY
Professor, Chair of Political Theory with the Faculty of Law at the University of Hong Kong. He served as Dean of the School of Political Science and Public Administration at Shandong University (Qingdao) from 2017 to 2022.
Comparative political theory, Confucianism and Legalism
Email: dabell@hku.hk

Room 816, Cheng Yu Tung Tower

Post-doctoral Fellow

Frank Hong

Post-doctoral Fellow
B.A. (University of British Columbia), M.A (University of Toronto), Ph.D (University of Southern California)
Epistemology, Decision Theory, Applied Ethics (global priorities research and AI ethics), Philosophy of AI, Philosophy of Language

Lecturers and Tutors

Michael Johnson

Lecturer
B.A. (U Texas Austin), Ph.D. (Rutgers)
Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind, Cognitive Science

Arthur Chin

Assistant Lecturer
B.A. (HKU), Ph.D. (HKU)
Political Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Logic and Critical Thinking

Calvin K. W. Kwok

Assistant Lecturer
B.A. (Lingnan), M.Phil. (Lingnan), Ph.D. (HKU)
Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Perception, Analytic Aesthetics

David Villena

Assistant Lecturer
B.A. (UNMSM), M.A. (UNMSM), Ph.D. (Lingnan)
Philosophy and ethics of digital technologies and AI, Philosophy of mind and psychology, Philosophy of language, Applied ethics

Ka Ho Lam

Assistant Lecturer
B.A. (HKU), M.Phil. (HKU), Ph.D. (Alberta)
Metaphysics, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Language
Email: kaho2@hku.hk

Matthew McKeever

Assistant Lecturer
BA, Dublin, MPhil, Cantab, PhD, St Andrews
Philosophy of AI, social and political philosophy of language

Maomei Wang

Assistant Lecturer
B.A. (SEU), M.Phil. (Lingnan), Ph.D. (HKU)
Formal Epistemology, Decision Theory, Artificial Intelligence

Chris Atkinson

Tutor
B.A. (Hull), M.A. (Bristol), Ph.D. (Lingnan)
Philosophy of Mind, Epistemology

Felix Yeung

Tutor
BSc (HKU), MPhil (HKU), PhD Candidate (Essex)
Critical theory, Ethics and Social theory of Artificial Intelligence, Neoliberalism, Psychoanalytic Theory, Psychosocial Studies

Harold Ng

Tutor
B.A. (CUHK), M.Phil. (CUHK)
Chinese Pre-Qin Philosophy, Zhuangzi, Han Feizi, Comparative Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Novia Wong

Tutor
B.A. (HKU), M.Phil. (HKU)

Steve Chan

Tutor
B.A. (HKU), M.A. (University of Houston)
Ethics

Tim Li

Tutor
B.A. (CUHK), M.A.R. (Yale), M.Phil. (CUHK)
Moral Psychology
Email: timkwl@hku.hk

Wen Shan Chan

Tutor
B.A. (HKU), M.Phil. (HKU)
Metaphysics, Kant

Emeritus Professors

Chad Hansen

Chair Professor of Chinese Philosophy (July 1995 to June 2008)
B.A. (Utah), Ph.D. (Michigan)
Chinese Philosophy, Comparative Philosophy, Daoism, Chinese Theory of Language, Chinese Theory of Mind, Meta-ethics, Philosophy of Law

Tim Moore

M.A., D.Phil. (Oxon)
Philosophy of Social Science, Ethics, Philosophy of Mind, French Philosophy

Administrative Staff

Erica Lam

Executive Officer (Postgraduate matters)

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Apple Chong

Executive Assistant (Undergraduate matters)

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Kelly Lee

Executive Assistant (Admin matters)

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Anna Chan

Executive Assistant (Admin matters)

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