From 2012 to 2019 I was based in London. My primary intellectual home back then was Department of Philosophy, University College London. I also spent much time at the Action and Body Lab, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, at the same school. From 2013 to 2016 I was a research assistant of Rethinking the Senses project, hosted by CenSes, Institute of Philosophy. During the same period I was also part-time at Department of Psychology, Birkbeck, University of London. Before arriving London, I spent two years at Department of Philosophy, City University of New York, Graduate Center. Over the years I have also visited University of California, Berkeley, Duke University, University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, and Institute Jean Nicod.
I am an associate professor at NCCU Department of Philosophy, Taiwan. I am also affiliated with Research Center of Mind, Brain and Learning, Artificial Intelligence Interdisciplinary Center, and directing Center for Phenomenology, at the same school. I am a philosopher-in-residence of NTU Brain and Consciousness Lab, Brain and Cognition Lab, and founded Taiwan Intercollegiate Consciousness Society / Taiwan Consciousness Research Association. Apart from degrees in philosophy, I also hold a MSc degree of Psychology and Neuroscience of Mental Health from Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Neuroscience at King's College London.
Before working full-time, in 2019 I visited 1) Institut Jean Nicod, École Normale Supérieure, 2) Centre for the Future of Intelligence, University of Cambridge, and 3) Institute of Philosophy, School of Advanced Study, London. These visitings are partially funded by Royal Institute of Philosophy. I also often visited U.C. Berkeley's Department of Philosophy. I was also a steering committee member of iCog (2016-2022), and became an associate editor of The Brains Blog recently (2022-).
I was a SSNaP fellow at Duke Institute for Brain Sciences (2017-8), a philosopher-in-residence of UCL Action and Body Lab at Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience (2015-9), a recognised student at Department of Philosophy, University of Oxford (2018), and a PhD student at UCL Department of Philosophy (2015-8).
I primarily work on the subjective, the objective, and the relation between them. My entry points are the senses and consciousness, as they mediate varieties of minds and the world. Other considerations include imagination, memory, and dream. The general framework is Oxford Kantianism, initiated by P. F. Strawson and Gareth Evans, and was later taken up by John McDowell, Quassim Cassam, Naomi Eilan, and Anil Gomes, amongst others. What's distinctive about my approach is that I incorporate resources from phenomenology and cognitive sciences into this Kantian framework. Another way to describe my research is that I attempt to understand how transcendental, phenomenological, and empirical psychology can mesh with one another.
Sample Publications (More in MY WORK):
Philosophy of Perception (in preparation), London: Palgrave Macmillan
"Constructing the Tactile Field: Somatosensory Gearing for Spatial Structures" (with Patrick Haggard et al., in preparation)
"Neither Object Nor Content: Situating Gupta's Reformed Empiricism" (in preparation). In: Rosenhagen, R. (ed.) Reformed Empiricism and Its Prospects.
"Book Symposium for John McDowell on Worldly Subjectivity" (expected 2024), Asian Journal of Philosophy
Consciousness and Its Epistemic Roles (special issue, first editor, with Takuya Niikawa, expected 2024), Synthese
"On the Transcendental Explanation of Intentionality" (in press), Australasian Philosophical Review
"Schellenberg and the Capacity to Perceive" (in press). In: Vuletić, M. and Beck, O. (eds.) Empirical Reason and Sensory Experience. New York: Springer
Transcendental Epistemology (2024), Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
"The Language of Tactile Thoughts" (2023), Behavioral and Brain Sciences 46
"Predictive Processing in the Second Brain: From Gut Complex to Meta-Awareness" (with Su-Ling Yeh et al., 2023). In: Cheng, T., Sato, R., and Hohwy, J. (eds.) Expected Experiences: The Predictive Mind and in Uncertain World. New York: Routledge
Expected Experiences: The Predictive Mind in an Uncertain World (first editor, with R. Sato and J. Hohwy, 2023), New York: Routledge
"Transcendental Arguments" (with Robert Stern, 2023). In Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
"Capturing the Elusive Self: Review of Know Thyself: The New Science of Self-Awareness" (2023), Philosophical Psychology
"Perspectival Shapes are Viewpoint-Dependent Relational Properties" (with Yi Lin and Cheng-Wei Wu, 2022), Psychological Review
"Artificial Agential Intelligence" (2022), Journal of Artificial Intelligence and Consciousness 9(3)
"Illusions, Objectivity, and Non-Reductive Emergentism: Reply to Rose" (2022), Perception 51(12)
"Taking Conceptual Issues Really Seriously: One Next Step for the Cognitive Science of Consciousness" (with Yi Lin and Philip Tseng, 2022), Cognitive Science 46
"Demystifying Consciousness and Non-cognitive Theories of Consciousness" (2022), Journal of Neurophilosophy 1(2)
"Bodily Awareness" (2022). In The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
"Book Review: In Consciousness We Trust" (with Yi Lin, 2022), Perception 51(8)
"Book Review: Metazoa - Animal Life and the Birth of the Mind" (2022), Biosystems 219
"Spatial Representations in Sensory Modalities" (2022), Mind and Language 37(3)
"P3b does not Reflect Perceived Contrasts" (with Brown Hsieh et al., 2022), eNeuro 9(2)
"Post-Perceptual Confidence and Supervaluative Matching Profile" (2022), Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 65(3)
"Radical Internalism Meets Radical Externalism, Or: Smithies' Epistemology Transcendentalised" (2022), Asian Journal of Philosophy 1(1)
"Touch and other Somatosensory Senses" (first author, with Antonio Cataldo, 2022). In: De Brigard, F. and Sinnott-Armstrong, W. (eds.) Neuroscience and Philosophy. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press
"Book Review: The Epistemic Role of Consciousness" (2022), Philosophical Quarterly 72(1)
"Perception" (2022). In: Young, B. and Dicey Jennings, C. (eds.) Mind, Cognition, and Neuroscience. New York, NY: Routledge
John McDowell on Worldly Subjectivity: Oxford Kantianism Meets Phenomenology and Cognitive Sciences (2021), London: Bloomsbury Academic
[Scholarly Monograph Award in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Academia Sinica, 2022]
Self and World, 20 Years On (special issue, editor, 2021), Analytic Philosophy 62(1)
"Molyneux's Question and Somatosensory Spaces" (2020). In: Ferretti, G. and Glenney, B. (eds.) Molyneux's Question and the History of Philosophy. New York, NY: Routledge
Objectivity, Space, and Mind (special issue, first editor, with P. F. Snowdon, 2019), Phenomenology and Cognitive Sciences 18(5)
Spatial Senses: Philosophy of Perception in an Age of Science (first editor, with O. Deroy and C. Spence, 2019), New York: Routledge
"Quine’s Naturalism and Behaviorisms" (2018), Metaphilosophy 49(4)
"A Mechanism for Spatial Perception on Human Skin" (with F. Fardo, B. Beck, and P. Haggard, 2018), Cognition 178
"The Recurrent Model of Bodily Spatial Phenomenology" (first author, with P. Haggard, 2018), Journal of Consciousness Studies 25(3-4)
"Spatial Perception and the Sense of Touch" (with P. Haggard, B. Beck, and F. Fardo, 2017). In: de Vignemont, F. and Alsmith, A. (eds.) The Subject's Matter: Self-Consciousness and the Body. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press
"The Sceptical Paradox and the Nature of the Self" (2016), Philosophical Investigations 39(1)
"The Trajectory of Self" (with T. Lane, N. Duncan, and G. Northoff, 2016), Trends in Cognitive Sciences 20(7)
"Book Review: Sensory Integration and the Unity of Consciousness" (2016), Philosophical Psychology 29(4)
"Why Animals are Persons" (2016), Animal Sentience 1(10)
“Obstacles to Testing Molyneux’s Question Empirically" (2015), i-Perception 6(4)
"Book Review: The First Sense" (2015), Frontiers in Psychology 6
理論心理學（下） (2023, Jan. 15th)
理論心理學（上） (2022, Dec. 4th)
康德與現象學 (課堂2022, Sep. 29th)
化學感官 (2022, June 29th)
莫利紐茲問題：思想實驗與科學實驗 (2022, June 1st)
觸覺與身體感 (2022, June 1st)
時間與時間意識 (2022, April 16th)
McDowellian Naturalism and Strong Emergence (2022, March 9th)
意識的真象與假象 (2021, Dec. 1st)
Transcendental Arguments, Conceivability, and De Re Necessity (2021, Nov. 8th)
(Un)consciousness and (In)attention (2021, Oct. 28th)
On The Epistemic Role of Consciousness (2021, May 1st)
Philosophy of Touch in the Laboratory (2022)
Précis of John McDowell on Worldly Subjectivity (2021)
哲學要訣？ [多位作者] (2020)
I like to collaborate with people; there have been joint projects with Paul Snowdon, Patrick Haggard, John Schwenkler, Ophelia Deroy, Charles Spence, Timothy Lane, Georg Northoff, Jakob Hohwy, and Declan Smithies. I also like to host events, also with others; here are some examples: M. G. F. Martin's farewell event at UCL (2019); Self and World, 20 years on (2017); Spatial Experience (2017); Sense and Space (iCog, 2016); Objectivity, Space, and Mind (BPPA Masterclass, 2015).