About me

 

​​This is Lok-Chi Chan(陳樂知). I am an Associate Professor of Philosophy at National Taiwan University and the CEO of the NTU Center for Traditional and Scientific Metaphysics (TSM). Born and raised in Hong Kong, I received my PhD from the University of Sydney (2017), and my BA Honours (First Class) from Monash University (2011). I work primarily on philosophy of mind, metaphysics, and philosophy of religion. My research centres around the philosophical worldview of metaphysical naturalism. Relevant topics include qualia and consciousness, intrinsic and categorical properties, the metaphysical nature of matter, and the characterisation of naturalism and physicalism. Apart from the discussions concerning the setups of naturalism, I am also interested in the dialogue between naturalism and all sorts of non-naturalisms.

My research has been published in leading philosophy journals and volumes including the Australasian Journal of Philosophy​, Philosophical Studies, Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Mind, Erkenntnis, RatioJournal of Consciousness Studies, and Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy. My ongoing projects were fortunate to receive the '2030 Cross-Generation Young Scholars Program: Emerging Young Scholars Fellowship Award (國科會2030跨世代年輕學者方案:新秀學者獎助)' from the National Science and Technology Council of Taiwan, and the 'Global Philosophy of Religion Project Translation Grant' from the Birmingham Centre for Philosophy of Religion and the John Templeton Foundation.

 

Apart from the CEO of the NTU Center for Traditional and Scientific Metaphysics (TSM), I currently also act as the Secretary-General of the Taiwan Association for Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science and Technology (LMPST Taiwan) and serve on the organising committee of the Taiwan Metaphysics Colloquium series (TMCs).

My media interview (in Chinese), in which I discussed my philosophical views and development: 

https://fishandhappiness.blogspot.com/2022/01/blog-post.html

A Google-translated English version which is largely accurate:

https://fishandhappiness-blogspot-com.translate.goog/2022/01/blog-post.html?_x_tr_sl=auto&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en

Publications

English articles:

  1. Chan, L.C.* & Latham, A.J. (2022), ‘The Possibility of Emergent Conscious Causal Powers’, Australasian Journal of Philosophy, vol. 100, no. 1, pp. 195-201. (A&HCI)

  2. Chan, L.C.* (2021), ‘Russellian Physicalism and its Dilemma’, Philosophical Studies, vol.178, pp. 2043–2062. (A&HCI)

  3. Chan, L.C.* (2021), ‘Humility Regarding Intrinsic Properties’, Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy, https://iep.utm.edu/humili-p/

  4. Chan, L.C.* (2021), ‘On Characterizing Metaphysical Naturalism’, Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Mind, vol. 1, pp. 232-260. [Manuscript available online: https://philarchive.org/rec/CHAD-20]

  5. Chan, L.C.*, Braddon-Mitchell, D. & Latham, A.J. (2020), ‘Alien Worlds, Alien Laws, and the Humean Conceivability Argument’, Ratio, vol. 33, no. 1, pp. 1-13. (A&HCI)

  6. Chan, L.C.* (2020), ‘Can the Russellian Monist Escape the Epiphenomenalist’s Paradox?’, in Grasso, M. & Marmodoro, A. (eds.), Topoi, special issue on mental powers, vol. 39, pp. 1093–1102. (A&HCI)

  7. Chan, L.C.* & Latham, A.J. (2019), ‘Four Meta-methods for the Study of Qualia’, Erkenntnis, vol. 84, no. 1, pp. 145-167. (A&HCI)

  8. Chan, L.C.* (2018), ‘Emergentism and the contingent solubility of salt’, Theoria, vol. 84, pp. 309-324. (A&HCI)

  9. Latham, A.J.*, Ellis, C., Chan, L.C. & Braddon-Mitchell, D. (2017), ‘The Validation of Consciousness Meters: The Idiosyncratic and Intransitive Sequence of Conscious Levels’, Journal of Consciousness Studies, vol. 24, no. 3-4, pp. 103-111. (SSCI; A&HCI) 

Chinese article:

  • 陳樂知(預計2023出版),〈導讀:理性哲學家對隱匿的上帝之探問〉,收錄於J.L.雪倫堡,《神的隱匿與人的理性》(陳樂知翻譯/導讀),臺北:臺大出版中心。( Chan, L.C. (forthcoming in 2023), 'Introduction: Philosophers' Rational Inquiries into the Hidden Divinity', in Chinese Translation of J. L. Schellenberg's Divine Hiddenness and Human Reason, Taipei: National Taiwan University Press. )

Translation:

  • J.L.雪倫堡(預計2023出版),《神的隱匿與人的理性》(陳樂知翻譯/導讀),臺北:臺大出版中心(英國伯明翰大學宗教哲學中心與美國約翰坦伯頓基金「全球宗教哲學翻譯獎助」贊助)。( Chan, L.C. (forthcoming in 2023), Chinese Translation of J. L. Schellenberg's Divine Hiddenness and Human Reason, Taipei: National Taiwan University Press, sponsored by 'The Global Philosophy of Religion Project Translation Grant', the Birmingham Centre for Philosophy of Religion and the John Templeton Foundation. )

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Email:

lokchan@ntu.edu.tw

Official profile: 

http://www.philo.ntu.edu.tw/?page_id=1454

See some posters of my recent activities here:

Professional service:

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