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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. 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 a Senior Tutor at Wei Lun Hall, University of Hong Kong.