Chong-Fuk Lau

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Chong-Fuk Lau, a Professor of Philosophy at the Chinese University of Hong Kong with a PhD from Heidelberg University, is currently an Associate Member of the Faculty of Philosophy at Oxford University. He has held visiting positions at renowned institutions worldwide, including Free University of Berlin, Harvard University, Columbia University, and Kyoto University, with fellowships from Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Harvard-Yenching Institute, Fulbright Program, and Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.

“Kant on Community,” co-authored with C.-Y. Lowe. In The Oxford Handbook of Kant, ed. A. Gomes and A. Stephenson. Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming.

“Kant’s Negative Noumena as Abstracta,” in The Being of Negation in Post-Kantian Philosophy, ed. G. Moss. Dordrecht: Springer, 2022, 33–55.

“From the Kantian to the Hegelian Court of Reason,” In The Court of Reason, ed. B. Himmelmann and C. Serck-Hanssen. Berlin: de Gruyter, 2021, 337–348.

“The Life of Individuality: Modernity, Panopticon, and Dataism.” In AI for Everyone: Benefitting from and Building Trust in the Technology, ed. J. Kojuryo, C. Maracke and T. Walsh. AI Access Books, 2020, 57–70.

“Hegel’s Critique of Foundationalism and its Implications for Husserl’s Dream of Rigorous Science.” In Hegel and Phenomenology, ed. A. Ferrarin, D. Moran, E. Magrì and D. Manca. Dordrecht: Springer, 2019, 61–75.

“Kant’s Concept of Cognition and the Key to the Whole Secret of Metaphysics.” In The Palgrave Kant Handbook, ed. M. C. Altman. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017, 117–137.

“Hegels Verwirklichung des Kantischen Autonomiebegriffs.” In Hegel-Jahrbuch 2017: Hegels Antwort auf Kant II, ed. A. Arndt, B. Bowman, M. Gerhard. Berlin: Akademie, 2017: 192–196.

“On the Possibility of a Disembodied Mind.” In Yearbook for Eastern and Western Philosophy, vol. 2: Embodiment: Phenomenology East/West, ed. H. Feger, D. Xie, G. Wang. Berlin: de Gruyter, 2017, 338–52.

“Kreationismus in verschiedenen Kulturen und Ländern in West und Ost heute.” In Streitfall Evolution: Eine Kulturgeschichte, ed. A. Schwarz. Wien: Böhlau, 2017, 210–221.

“A Deflationary Approach to Hegel’s Metaphysics.” In Hegel and Metaphysics: On Logic and Ontology in the System, ed. A. de Laurentiis. Berlin: de Gruyter, 2016, 27–42.

“Transcendental Concepts, Transcendental Truths and Objective Validity.” In Kantian Review 20, 3 (2015): 455–466.

“Die Ambition der Kantischen Metaphysik: Entwurf einer transzendental-funktionalistischen Interpretation.” In Das neue Bedürfnis nach Metaphysik, ed. M. Gabriel, W. Hogrebe, A. Speer. Berlin: de Gruyter, 2015, 93–111.

“Kant’s Transcendental Functionalism.” In The Review of Metaphysics 68 (December 2014): 371–394.

My research is centered on the philosophies of Kant and Hegel, with interests spanning metaphysics, the philosophy of mind and AI, as well as the philosophy of science and religion. I am currently working on a book project on Kant’s metaphysics, supported by the Humanities and Social Sciences Prestigious Fellowship Scheme (HSSPFS) from the Hong Kong Research Grants Council.

I have extensive teaching experience in a range of Western philosophy courses, including the history of Western philosophy, epistemology, metaphysics, and philosophy of mind, along with seminar courses on Kant and German Idealism. Furthermore, I have taught general education courses on logic and critical thinking, as well as philosophical issues of science and technology.