The Department has research strengths in Chinese and comparative philosophy, philosophical methodology, philosophy of mind and language, ethics and politics, and the history of European philosophy.

Recent major research grants

  • 2015-16 RGC General Research Fund. Dr. C.J. Fraser – Zhuangzi and Normative Ethics
  • 2014-15 RGC General Research Fund. Dr. G.A. Cook – The herbarium as scientific object: 1545-present
  • 2014-15 RGC General Research Fund. Dr. D.P. Robins – The Mohists and the Beginnings of Chinese Philosophy
  • 2014-15 RGC Early Career Scheme. Dr. J.E. Wolff – The nature of physical quantities
  • 2012-13 RGC General Research Fund. Dr. D.P. McCarthy – The Structure of Good
  • 2012-13 RGC General Research Fund. Dr. T.E. O’Leary – Philosophy and the History of Experience
  • 2011-12 RGC General Research Fund. Dr G.A. Cook – Œuvres complètes  de J.J. Rousseau — Botany
  • 2010-11 RGC General Research Fund. Dr. ME Deutsch – Experimental Philosophy and Philosophical Method

Note: RGC grants are funded by the Hong Kong Government.