WONG Muk Yan 黃沐恩博士

MPhil (CUHK)
PhD (Cincinnati)

Associate Professor, Department of Social Science
Director of Common Core Curriculum

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

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

Courses Taught

  • ASI4002 Political Emotions and Social Justice in Asia
  • GEN2024 Science and Pseudoscience
  • GEN2025 Understanding Emotions: A Scientific Approach
  • PPE1002 Logic and Argumentation
  • PPE4005 Philosophy of Political Emotion


  • 2019 HSUHK Teaching Excellence Award


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

  • 黃沐恩(2019)。《情動於中--生死愛慾的哲學思考》。香港:中文大學出版社

Selected Presentations

  • 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.