Dr WONG Muk Yan
Associate Professor, Department of Social Science
Associate Director (Common Core Curriculum),
Centre for Teaching and Learning
Tel : (852) 3963 5569
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Dr Muk-Yan Wong received his BA and MPhil (Philosophy) from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and his PhD (Philosophy) from the University of Cincinnati in USA. His major research areas include Philosophy of Emotion, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Science, and Philosophy of Evolutionary Biology. He is also interested in teaching students the art of scientific reasoning. During leisure time, he enjoys playing violin, badminton, and basketball, as well as having fun with his cats.
Philosophy of Emotion; Philosophy of Evolutionary Biology
Selected Journal Articles
- Wong, M. Y. (2016). Towards a theory of mood function. Philosophical Psychology, 29(2), 179-197. https://doi.org/10.1080/09515089.2015.1024830.
- Wong, M. Y. (2013). Reliability and External Validity of Neurobiological Experiments. International Studies in the Philosophy of Science, 27(4), 429-446. https://doi.org/10.1080/02698595.2013.868188
- Wong, M. Y. (2011). Is Musical Emotion an Illusion?. Postgraduate Journal of Aesthetics, 7(1), 24-36.
- Wong, M. Y. (2011). HPS as a Complementary Science and its Problems. Analytic Philosophy in China
Books and Monographs
- Wong, M. Y. (2015, Mar.). Grief meets Jealousy. Paper presented at the Annual conference of the European Study of the Philosophy of Emotion, Edinburgh, UK.
- Wong, M. Y. (2014, Jul.). The Mood-Emotion Loop. Paper presented at the Annual meeting of the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness, Brisbane, Australia.
- Wong, M. Y. (2013, Oct.). Emotions, Rationality, and Decision-Making. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of Taiwan Philosophical Association, Taiwan.
- Wong, M. Y. (2013, Aug. ). Cognitive Bias and Critical Thinking. Paper presented at the Critical Thinking Workshop, Shue Yan University, Hong Kong.
- Wong, M. Y. (2011, Mar.). A Dilemma of the Summation Theory of Mood. Paper presented at the 2011 Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology (SSPP) Meeting, New Orleans, LA.
- Wong, M. Y. (2010, Aug.). Fictional Emotions and their Rationality. Paper presented at the Eighteenth International Congress of Aesthetics (ICA), Beijing, China.
- Wong, M. Y. (2010, May). An Unfamiliar Mind within A Familiar Body – A Representational Explanation of Capgras Syndrome. Paper presented at the Inaugural Meeting of the Center for Cognition, Action, and Perception, University of Cincinnati, OH.
- 2019 HSUHK Teaching Excellence Award
- ASI4002 Political Emotions and Social Justice in Asia
- GEN2024 Science and Pseudoscience
- GEN2025 Understanding Emotions: A Scientific Approach