教育背景：经济学学士 (中国农业大学)， 哲学硕士 (北京大学)， 哲学博士 (英国雷丁大学)
1、“Absence Causation and a Liberal Theory of Causal Explanation”， Australasian Journal of Philosophy，Volume 93，Issue 4，pp. 688–705， 2015. （DOI：10.1080/00048402.2014.1001993）
2、Causal Asymmetry and the Explanatory Constraint, Reading: Cranmore，2012.
1、“Being Caused and Nothingness”，Joint Meeting of the North/South Carolina Philosophical Societies，Elon University，02/2012.
2、“The Contrastive Question and the Bottom-Up Principle of Causal Explanations”， Indiana Philosophical Association Fall Meeting，Indiana University，12/2009.
Before coming to HUST I was a postdoc at Sun Yat-sen (Zhongshan) University. Before that I did my Ph.D. at the University of Reading, under the supervision of, my fellow fan of the Reading Football Club, David Oderberg. Before that I learned from Chen Jiaying, who taught me that philosophy is a way of life; and from Thomas Hurka, who taught me that philosophy is a discipline. (Their teachings really confuse me as it follows that philosophical life is disciplined!) And before that, as it usually happens when a lover of philosophy is unfortunately majored in counting money, I had to learn by myself.
While I am interested in a wide range of topics in metaphysics (broadly construed in the tradition of analytic philosophy), my recent research has focused on properties, time, and causation. I am glad to work with students who find these areas fun, or boring but, nonetheless, worth examining.
My favorite definition of philosophy is by Anthony Quinton: “Philosophy is thinking about thinking.”
And I am sympathetic with Quentin Smith’s verdict on doing philosophy: “I’d rather fail in doing philosophy than succeed in doing anything else.”