About me


​​This is Lok-Chi Chan(陳樂知). I am an Assistant 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, especially topics surrounding qualia, intrinsic and categorical properties, powers, 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. Apart from my original research, I am now receiving a translation grant from 'The Global Philosophy of Religion Project' funded by the Birmingham Centre for Philosophy of Religion and the John Templeton Foundation, and so am translating J. L. Schellenberg's seminal book, Divine Hiddenness and Human Reason (Cornell University Press, 1993), into Chinese.


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: 


A Google-translated English version which is largely accurate:




  1. Chan, L.C.* & Latham, A.J. (online first, accepted 2021), 'The Possibility of Emergent Conscious Causal Powers', Australasian Journal of Philosophy, https://doi.org/10.1080/00048402.2021.1946830 (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) 


  • Chan, L.C. (in progress), 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' of the Birmingham Centre for Philosophy of Religion and the John Templeton Foundation.




Official profile: 


See some posters of my recent activities here:

Professional service:

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