KWOK, Pak-nin

Senior Lecturer

BA, MPhil, PhD (CUHK)
Rm 414
39431519
samsonkpn@cuhk.edu.hk

Brief Biography

Dr. Kwok Pak-Nin, Samson studied philosophy at CUHK where he received his BA, MPhil, and PhD. After teaching subsequently at the Hong Kong Community College and the Office of University General Education, CUHK, he joined the Department of Philosophy in 2018.

Kwok’s main research interests lie in Normative Ethics, Applied Ethics, Informal Logic, and Social and Political Philosophy. He has published and presented paper on Normative Ethics and Informal Logic. Courses he has taught include Consequentialism, Animal and Society: A Philosophical Approach,  Logic and Argumentation, Critical Thinking, Art and Methodology of Thinking, and In Dialogue with Humanity. His teaching excellence has rewarded him the 2016 SCGE Exemplary Teaching Award in General Education and the 2016 Vice-Chancellor’s Exemplary Teaching Award.

Besides Philosophy, he loves playing console games, watching American TV series and playing with his cat.

Research Interests

  1. Normative Ethics
  2. Applied Ethics
  3. Informal Logic
  4. Social and Political Philosophy

Selected Publications

  • “The Structure of Normative Ethics – On Shelly Kagan’s Taxonomy.” In Soochow Journal of Philosophical Studies. Vol. 23. 81-107. 2011. (Chinese)
  • “Critical Thinking and Logical Pragmatics.” Paper presented in Conference on Critical Thinking: Teaching and Learning, organized by CUHK. 2010. (Chinese)