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汤志恒

   

   

姓名:汤志恒

出生年月:19777

籍贯:安徽合肥

最高学位:哲学博士

研究方向:分析哲学框架下的形而上学

电子邮箱:bilking@live.com

承担课程:批判性思维,英美分析哲学,形而上学专题等

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)


发表论著:

1、“Absence Causation and a Liberal Theory of Causal Explanation”,      Australasian Journal of PhilosophyVolume 93Issue 4pp. 688–705         2015. DOI10.1080/00048402.2014.1001993

2Causal Asymmetry and the Explanatory Constraint, Reading: Cranmore2012.

会议论文: 

1Being Caused and Nothingness”,Joint Meeting of the North/South Carolina       Philosophical   SocietiesElon University02/2012.

2The Contrastive Question and the Bottom-Up Principle of Causal Explanations”,            Indiana Philosophical Association Fall MeetingIndiana University12/2009.


个人简述:

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.”