Head’s Message

Pages like this sometimes begin with a partisan definition of the word ‘philosophy’. But ‘philosophy’ has meant many things to many people, and the curriculum of the Department of Philosophy at Lingnan University is designed to respect this diversity. Our students learn about central aspects of the Chinese and Western philosophical traditions. They are confronted with current trends as well as with a range of questions and positions from the long and complex history of the discipline. They acquire transferable skills, such as the ability to reconstruct and analyse arguments, as well as an appreciation of the history of ideas.

Lingnan philosophers have a distinguished research profile. We are one of the top departments in Asia in the field of analytic philosophy. Our areas of excellence include aesthetics, epistemology, ethics, metaphysics, philosophy of mind, and philosophy of science.

This web site provides more information about philosophy at Lingnan and about the work being done by the members of the department. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you want to learn more about philosophy at Lingnan.

Professor Darrell P. Rowbottom
HEAD, DEPARTMENT OF PHILOSOPHY