WONG Muk Yan


Dr WONG Muk Yan 黃沐恩博士

MPhil (CUHK)
PhD (Cincinnati)

Assistant Professor, Department of Social Science
Associate Director (Common Core Curriculum), Centre for Teaching and Learning

Tel : (852) 3963 5569
Email : mywong@hsu.edu.hk

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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.

  • Research Interests

    Philosophy of Emotion; Philosophy of Evolutionary Biology

  • Publications

    Journal Articles

    • Towards a Theory of Mood Function”, Philosophical Psychology, March, 2015
    • “Reliability and External Validity of Neurobiological Experiments”, International Studies in the Philosophy of Science. Volume 27, Issue 4, 2013
    • “Is Musical Emotion an Illusion?” Postgraduate Journal of Aesthetics, 7 (April) 2011
    • “HPS as a Complementary Science and its Problems” Analytic Philosophy in China 2011
  • Presentations (Selected)

    • “Grief meets Jealousy”, Annual conference of the European Study of the Philosophy of Emotion, Edinburgh, July 2015.
    • “The Mood-Emotion Loop”, Annual meeting of the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness, Brisbane, Australia, July 2014.
    • “Emotions, Rationality, and Decision-Making”, Annual Conference of Taiwan Philosophical Association, October 2013.
    • “Cognitive Bias and Critical Thinking”, Critical Thinking Workshop, Shue Yan University, August 2013.
    • “A Dilemma of the Summation Theory of Mood”, The 2011 Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology (SSPP) Meeting, New Orleans, LA. March 2011.
    • “Fictional Emotions and their Rationality”, The Eighteenth International Congress of Aesthetics (ICA), Beijing, China. August 2010.
    • “An Unfamiliar Mind within A Familiar Body – A Representational Explanation of Capgras Syndrome”, The Inaugural Meeting of the Center for Cognition, Action, and Perception, University of Cincinnati, OH. May 2010.
  • Courses

    GEN2024 Science and Pseudoscience
    GEN2025 Understanding Emotions: A Scientific Approach