Education

 

  • PhD, University of Sydney, 2017

      Thesis: Metaphysical Naturalism and the Ignorance of Categorical Properties;

      Supervisor: David Braddon-Mitchell; examiners: Frank Jackson, Lei Zhong, Justine Kingsbury

  • BA Honours (First Class), Monash University, 2011

      Thesis: Religious Diversity as a New Argument from Non-Belief

      Supervisor: Graham Oppy

  • BA, Monash University, 2010

 

 

Areas

 

  • Areas of specialization:

Philosophy of mind, metaphysics, philosophy of religion

  • Areas of competence:

Political philosophy, philosophy of cognitive science, meta-ethics, epistemology

Publications

  1. Chan, L.C.* (forthcoming), ‘On Characterising Metaphysical Naturalism’, Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Mind, vol. 1.

  2. Chan, L.C.* (In press, accepted 2018), ‘Can the Russellian Monist Escape the Epiphenomenalist’s Paradox?’, in Grasso, M. & Marmodoro, A. (eds.), Topoi, special issue on mental powers, DOI: 10.1007/s11245-018-9579-8 (A&HCI)

  3. 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)

  4. 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)

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

  6. 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)  (Prize, see below)

Grant

 

  • Chan, L.C. (2019-2022), 'New Issues in the Metaphysics of Qualia: Methodologies, Theories, and Applications', the Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan, MOST108-2410-H-002-241-MY3

Courses taught

 

Postgraduate:

  • ‘Conceptions of Physicalism’, National Taiwan University.

  • ‘Overview of Philosophy of Matter’, National Taiwan University.

Undergraduate:

  • ‘Philosophy of Mind’, National Taiwan University.

  • ‘Introduction to Philosophy of Consciousness’, National Taiwan University.

  • ‘Western Philosophy of Religion’, National Taiwan University.

  • ‘Introduction to Philosophy’, National Taiwan University.

Tutored courses:

  • ‘The Nature of Reality’, University of Melbourne.

  • ‘Philosophy of Religion’, Monash University.

  • ‘God, Freedom, and Evil’ (twice), Monash University.

  • ‘Philosophy of Mind’ (twice), University of Sydney.

  • ‘Reality, Ethics, and Beauty’ (first-year introductory course), University of Sydney.

 

Presentations

Conferences and workshops:

  • Chan, L.C., Latham, A.J. & Braddon-Mitchell, D. ‘Bringing Consciousness Back Down to Earth’, Workshop on Interdisciplinary Philosophy, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan, June 2019.

  • Chan, L.C. and Latham, A.J. ‘Four Meta-Methods for the Study of Qualia, and a Realism about Mental Representation’,1st Joint Symposium of NTU-Scranton on ‘Language and Reality’, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, May 2019.

  • Chan, L.C. ‘A Problem for Russellian Physicalism’, Phenomenology and Philosophy of Mind, Huaqiao University, Xiamen, China, May 2019.

  • Chan, L.C. ‘A Problem for Russellian Physicalism’, 2nd Joint Workshop of NTU-Kyoto on ‘Self and Subjectivity: from Multi-cultural and Interdisciplinary Perspectives’, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, March 2019.

  • Chan, L.C. ‘A Dilemma for Russellian Physicalism’, Artificial Intelligence Beyond Now, Nagoya University of Foreign Studies, Nagoya, Japan, January 2019.

  • Chan, L.C. and Latham, A.J. ‘Four Meta-Methods for the Study of Qualia, and a Realism about Mental Representation’, Consciousness Research Network Meeting, Okazaki, Japan, January 2019.

  • Chan, L.C., and Latham, A.J. ‘Four Meta-Methods for the Study of Qualia, and a Realism about Mental Representation’, The First Young Scholar Workshop in Science and Philosophy, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China, September 2018. Pp. 2-13.

  • Chan, L.C. & Latham, A.J. ‘Four Meta-methods for the Study of Qualia’, Australasian Philosophy Postgraduate Conference, Canberra, Australia, September 2016.

  • Chan, L.C., Latham, A.J. & Braddon-Mitchell, D. ‘The Argument from Modal Intuition against Dispositionalism’, Australasian Association of Philosophy Annual Conference, Melbourne, Australia, July 2016.

  • Chan, L.C. & Latham, A.J. ‘Four Meta-approaches to the Study of Qualia’, Australasian Association for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Science Conference, Melbourne, Australia, November 2015.

  • Chan, L.C. ‘A New Approach to the Disciplinary Characterization of Physicalism’, Australasian Association of Philosophy Annual Conference, Sydney, Australia, July 2015.

  • Chan, L.C. ‘Langton's Argument from Modal Intuition for Epistemic Humility’, Australasian Philosophy Postgraduate Conference, Melbourne, Australia, September 2013.

  • Chan, L.C. ‘Causal Role Changing and the Unknowability of Fundamental Properties’, Australasian Association of Philosophy Annual Conference, Brisbane, Australia, July 2013.

 

Commentaries:

  • Chan, L.C. ‘Commentary on Riho Sato's ‘God’s Perception and Point of View’’, Kyoto-NTU Philosophy Colloquium of Graduate Students: Self, Subjectivity and Consciousness, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, March 2019.

  • Chan, L.C. ‘Commentary on Ying-Tung Lin's ‘Problems of Artificial Consciousness and Inspirations of Social Theory’’, Workshop on AI and Philosophy (II), Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan, November 2018.

  • Chan, L.C. ‘Commentary on Duen-Min Deng's ‘Grounding, Fundamentality, and the Cosmological Argument’’, The Annual Conference of Taiwan Philosophical Association, Taipei, Taiwan, November 2018.

  • Chan, L.C. ‘Commentary on Zixia Zhang's ‘To What Extent does the Extended Mind Extend?’’, The First Young Scholar Workshop in Science and Philosophy, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China, September 2018.

 

University seminars:

  • Chan, L.C. ‘A Dilemma for Russellian Physicalism’, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, April 2019.

  • Chan, L.C. ‘A Dilemma for Russellian Physicalism’, National Chung Cheng University, Taipei, Taiwan, March 2019.

  • Chan, L.C. & Latham, A.J. ‘Four Meta-methods for the Study of Qualia’, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, March 2019.

  • Chan, L.C. & Latham, A.J. ‘Four Meta-methods for the Study of Qualia’, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan, October 2018.

  • Chan, L.C. ‘Can the Russellian monist escape the epiphenomenalist’s paradox?’, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, April 2018.

  • Chan, L.C. ‘Can the Russellian monist escape the epiphenomenalist’s paradox?’, the University of Sydney, Current Projects, Sydney, Australia, May 2017.

  • Chan, L.C. ‘Can the Russellian monist escape the epiphenomenalist’s paradox?’, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, April 2017.

  • Chan, L.C. ‘Why the Argument from Modal Intuition is Unsound’, Australian National University, Philosophy Society Seminar, Canberra, Australia, November 2015.

Awards

 

  • Lucy Firth Publication Prize (for Latham et al. (2017), see above for details), University of Sydney, 2017.

  • University of Sydney International Scholarship, University of Sydney, 2012.

  • Faculty of Arts Honours Merit Scholarship, Monash University, 2011.

 

 

Appointments and professional services

 

Appointments:

  • Assistant Professor, National Taiwan University, 2018-present.

  • Visitor, Monash University, 2017-2018.

  • Teaching Assistant, University of Melbourne, 2017-2018.

  • Teaching Assistant, Monash University, 2017.

  • Teaching Assistant, University of Sydney, 2012-2013.

Refereeing:

  • Synthese, 2019.

  • EurAmerica (Taiwanese Journal), 2019.

  • Erkenntnis, 2019.

  • EurAmerica (Taiwanese Journal), 2018.

  • Erkenntnis, 2017.

  • Topoi, 2017.

This site was designed with the
.com
website builder. Create your website today.
Start Now