After graduating from the department of computer science, I enrolled in the graduate institute to study sociology and social policy. Though I found pleasure in social studies, I realized that my main interest was rather in philosophy. Sitting in some seminar on methodology for PhD students, I found myself fascinated with Paul Feyeraband’s Against Method, so I decided to do philosophy starting with the field of philosophy of science. My Master’s thesis interprets Feyerabend’s works and tries to defend him against the criticisms. In preparing the thesis, I also read some related materials by philosophers of science and other analytic philosophers. Since I had been mostly self-taught, I felt the need to attend the Ph.D. program in philosophy. The ideas which I’ve benefited a lot from Feyerabend (Wittgenstein, Hadot also), such as the using of reductio ad absurdum, the therapy approach, and, most importantly, the idea of seeing philosophy as a way of life, all can be compared to Buddhist philosophy. Therefore, I have joined Prof. LIN Chen-kuo’s project on Buddhist logic and epistemology that suits me well. I've written papers on causation, consciousness, logic, etc. in Buddhist texts with contemporary conceptual resources. And my Ph.D. dissertation focuses on the texts of Yogācāra Buddhism. Unlike so-called comparative philosophy, but similar to Mark Siderits's fusion philosophy (2007) and Jay Garfield's way of engaging with Buddhism (2015), and pertinent to hermeneutics, my basic approach is “problem-oriented philosophy”, of which the main proposal is not only that we, revolving around the central issue, might get a better understanding of ancient philosophy (Buddhist philosophy in my case) via utilizing the contemporary resources in philosophy, sciences and even other disciplines, but also that the ancient philosophy would contribute to the contemporary issues in return.
Books & Articles:
2018 “Self-cognition? Saṃghabhadra, Armstrong, and Introspective Consciousness”, Philosophy East and West, 68, 3. (accepted) (A&HCI) DOI: 10.1353/pew.0.0130.
2016 “Dream, Memory, and Perception: A Study on Vasubandhu's Viṃśikā and Dharmapāla's Cheng weishi baosheng lun”, (in Chinese) in Weishi yanjiu 4: 59-77.
2013 “Some Remarks on the Notion of Backwards Causality: Dummett and Prajñākaragupta”, (in Chinese) in Collected Papers. Chen Bainian Award for Academic Papers. Vol. 9, Taipei: National Chengchi University, p.141-156.
2002 Feyerabend (in Chinese), Taipei: Sheng-Chih.
2017 "Contradiction, Negation, and the Catuṣkoṭi: Just Several Passages from Dharmapāla's Commentary on Āryadeva's Catuḥśataka”，「台灣哲學學會2017年學術研討會」。地點：政治大學。2017.11.18-19.; ealier draft presented at Dialetheism and Related Issues in Analytic Asian Philosophy: An International Workshop, Kyoto University, Kyoto, June 23–24, 2017.
2017 "How to Defend Vasubandhu's Illusion Argument against the Parasitism Counterargument: Reconstruction and Inspiration from Dharmapāla's Cheng weishi baosheng lun", 「政大佛教哲學研究生論壇」。地點：政治大學。2017.09.25.
2016 "Logic and Consciousness-only: Dharmapāla's Application of hetuvidyā in the Cheng weishi baosheng lun", paper presented at Workshop on Buddhist Logic (hetuvidyā/yinming/inmyō) and its Applications in East Asia, Institute for the Cultural and Intellectual History of Asia, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, Jun 27-28, 2016.
2015 〈夢、記憶與知覺：《唯識二十論》及其註釋《成唯識寶生論》之研究〉，「2015 台灣哲學學會哲學研討會」論文。地點：台灣大學。2015.11.07-08； 初稿發表於「第三屆意識哲學學生成果發表會」。地點：台北醫學大學。2015.09.10.
2015 “Self-cognition? Saṃghabhadra, Armstrong, and Introspective Consciousness”, paper presented at Second Annual Triangular Graduate Student Conference on Asian Philosophy, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Mar 6-8, 2015.
2014 “Simultaneous Causation? Some Remarks on the Notion of Sahabhū-hetu”, paper presented at The Second Conference on Contemporary Philosophy in East Asia, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Aug 28-29, 2014; ealier draft presented at NCCU-KU-YaleNUS Workshop in Asian Philosophy, National Chengchi University, Taipei, Mar 7-8, 2014.
2014 〈他心問題：以《唯識二十論》及《成唯識寶生論》為起點〉，「2014 台灣哲學學會哲學研討會」論文。地點：東吳大學。2014.11.01-02； 初稿發表於「第一屆意識哲學年度學生聯合成果發表會」。地點：台北醫學大學。2014.08.22.
2013 “Some Remarks on the Notion of Backwards Causality: Dummett and Prajñākaragupta”, paper presented at Chengchi-Kyoto Joint Workshop on Buddhist Analytic Philosophy, National Chengchi University, Taipei, Feb 18, 2013.
Awards & Honors
2017 Academia Sinica Fellowships for Doctoral Candidates in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Advisor: Dr. HO Chien-hsing, Institute of Chinese Literature and Philosophy, Academia Sinica. 2017.09.01-2018.08.31.
2016 Scholarship for Ph.D. student, under "New Partnership Program for the Connection to the Top Labs in the World" scheme sponsored by the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), Taiwan. Project title: Buddhism, Dialetheism and Paraconsistent Logic. Principal investigator: Prof. WANG Wen-fang. Collaborated with Prof. DEGUCHI Yasuo. Location: Department of Philosophy, Kyoto University. 2016.09.01-2017.08.31.
2014 The Sheng Yen Education Foundation Grant for Chinese Buddhist Studies, 2014.08.01-2015.07.31.
2013 2nd place prize (no 1st this year), 22th Chen Bainian Award for Academic Papers, National Chengchi University. “Some Remarks on the Notion of Backwards Causality: Dummett and Prajñākaragupta”
2011 Ranked 1st in the Ph.D. program admission examination, Department of Philosophy, National Chengchi University.