CHEUNG, Kam-ching, Leo

Professor and Chairman

B.Sc., M.Phil. (CUHK), D.Phil. (Sussex U.)
Rm 419
39437143
leokccheung@cuhk.edu.hk

Brief Biography

I studied Mathematics at CUHK in the eighties.  In the second term of my first undergraduate year, I took the course “Introduction to Philosophy” offered by the Department of Philosophy, and found Philosophy extremely interesting.  I then chose to minor in Philosophy and took, or audited, many courses offered by the Department of Philosophy.

After obtaining my bachelor and master degrees (both in Mathematics) from CUHK, I went to study Philosophy at University of Sussex in England.  My doctoral dissertation is about Wittgenstein’s Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus.

My research areas include Wittgenstein’s Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Epistemology, Philosophy of Logic and Philosophy of Science.  Sometimes I also write academic articles on issues in Chinese Philosophy.

I joined the Department of Philosophy of CUHK in January 2011.

Research Interests

  1. Wittgenstein
  2. Philosophy of language
  3. Epistemology
  4. Philosophy of logic
  5. Philosophy of science

Selected Publications

  1. “The metaphysics and unnamability of the dao in the Daodejing and Wittgenstein.” Philosophy East and West. Hawai’i: University of Hawai’i Press. 67/2 (April 2017): 352-79.
  2. “Ineffability and Nonsense in the Tractatus.” In Hans-Johann Glock and John Hyman. eds. A Companion to Wittgenstein. Oxford: Blackwell-Wiley. (2017): 195-208.
  3. “Logical Atomism.” In Hans-Johann Glock and John Hyman. eds. A Companion to Wittgenstein. Oxford: Blackwell-Wiley. (2017): 127-40.
  4. “Three Sosaian Responses and a Wittgensteinian Response to the dream argument in the Zhuangzi.” Philosophia. The Netherlands: Springer. 44/3 (Sept. 2016): 721-43.
  5. 〈字詞意義都是字詞使用嗎?—-維特根斯坦《哲學硏究》探微〉,載《武漢大學學學報》,69/3 (2016年5月):69-77。
  6. “Can Extended Cognition Help Robust Virtue Epistemology?” In Chienkuo Mi, Michael Slote and Ernest Sosa. eds. Moral and Intellectual Virtues. NY: Routledge (2016): 184-95.
  7. “Meaning, Use and Ostensive Definition in Wittgenstein’s Philosophical Investigations.” Philosophical Investigations. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell). 37/4 (Oct. 2014): 350-62.
  8. “On Two Versions of ‘the Surprise Examination Paradox’.” Philosophia. The Netherlands: Springer). 41/1 (Mar. 2013): 159-70.
  9. 〈孟學仁愛之本質〉,載《耶儒對談—問題在哪裡?》,羅秉祥、謝文郁主編,桂林:廣西師範大學出版社 (2010年12月):113-31。
  10. “Wittgenstein.” In Key Terms in Logic. Federica Russo and Jon Williamson. eds. London: Continuum (2010): 122-3.
  11. “The Tractatus.” In Key Terms in Logic. Federica Russo and Jon Williamson. eds. London: Continuum (2010): 133-4.
  12. 〈論《邏輯哲學論》中之算符N〉,載《哲學研究》,北京:中國社會科學院哲學所 (2009年12月): 171-82。
  13. 〈儒家的「天人合一」進路〉,載《當代儒學與精神性》,香港浸會大學宗教及哲學系編,桂林:廣西師範大學出版社 (2009年1月): 71-94。
  14. “The Disenchantment of Nonsense: Understanding Wittgenstein’s Tractatus.” Philosophical Investigations. Oxford: Blackwell. 31/3 (July 2008): 197-226.
  15. “The Unity of Language and Logic in Wittgenstein’s Tractatus.” Philosophical Investigations. Oxford: Blackwell. 29/1 (Jan. 2006): 22-50.
  16. “Variable Names and Constant Names in Wittgenstein’s Tractatus.” Philosophical Investigations. Oxford: Blackwell. 28/1 (Jan. 2005): 14-42.
  17. “The Unification of Dao and Ren in the Analects.” The Journal of Chinese Philosophy. Oxford: Blackwell. 31/3 (Sept. 2004): 313-27.
  18. “Showing, Analysis and the Truth-Functionality of Logical Necessity in Wittgenstein’s Tractatus.” Synthese. Dordrecht: Kluwer. 139/1 (March 2004): 81-105.
  19. “The Way of the Xunzi.” The Journal of Chinese Philosophy. Oxford: Blackwell. 28/3 (Sept. 2001): 301-320.
  20. “The Tractarian Operation N and Expressive Completeness.” Synthese. Dordrecht: Kluwer. 123/2 (May 2000): 241-255.
  21. “The Proofs of the Grundgedanke in Wittgenstein’s Tractatus.” Synthese. Dordrecht: Kluwer. 120/3 (Sept. 1999): 395-410.
  22. 〈《孟子》的仁觀及其困難〉,載《人文中國學報》,第六期,香港:香港浸會大學 (1999年4月): 115-129。
  23. 〈語言與世界:維根斯坦的「世界」與莊學的「道」〉,載《邏輯思想與語言哲學》,葉錦明編,臺灣:學生書局 (1997年12月): 223-241。
  24. 〈《禮記.禮運》與儒家〉,載《鵝湖學誌》,第十九期,臺灣:東方人文學術研究基金會 (1997年12月): 117-158。