Research Assistant Professor
The University of Hong Kong
My research engages questions at the intersection of ethics, moral psychology, and the history of philosophy. My current work deals with the concept of moral character found in Immanuel Kant, including ideas around habit, moral worth, moral education, and sympathy. More generally, I’m fascinated by human nature. Some topics of further interest include the emotions and reactive attitudes surrounding moral responsibility (especially shame and guilt), moral motivation, vice, human frailty, and the moral psychology of religion.
I absolutely enjoy teaching. I’m excited to teach the Life Worth Living course as part of the Common Core at the University of Hong Kong. I’ve recently taught in philosophy departments at the University of the Fraser Valley and the University of Oxford. I’ve also taught at the University of Oxford's Blavatnik School of Government and the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Medicine. I’m an Associate of the Oxford Character Project and of the Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion at the University of Oxford. As of Fall 2021, I am a Senior Tutor at Wei Lun Hall, University of Hong Kong.