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Dr. Lau started out in the Information Engineering program at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. During his undergraduate years, he took courses from different departments and discovered his true interest in a quite different field – philosophy. Due to this intense interest, he finally decided to further his education in the Department of Philosophy after completing his Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering. He chose the German philosopher Kant as the topic for his Master’s Thesis, which, later on, led him to pursue a PhD in Germany. Thanks to a DAAD scholarship, he was able to study at the University of Heidelberg, the oldest university in Germany. Upon completion of his doctoral thesis on Hegel, he was awarded a research fellowship by the Humboldt Foundation and taught at the Institute of Philosophy in Darmstadt. He returned to CUHK in 2004.

Both at work and at leisure, he is almost always on the computer. He often complains about spending too much time on the internet. Back to the real world, he enjoys traveling, all kinds of ball games and various outdoor activities; he is also a paraglider pilot.


  1. 康德
  2. 黑格尔
  3. 形上学
  4. 心灵哲学
  5. 宗教哲学



  1. 《宗哲对话录》,与王伟雄合着,通识教育丛书。香港:中文大学出版社,2016。 
  2. 《黑格尔新释》,台大哲学丛书。台北市:国立台湾大学出版中心,2014。 
  3. Hegels Urteilskritik: Systematische Untersuchungen zum Grundproblem der spekulativen Logik. Jena-sophia: Studien und Editionen zum Deutschen Idealismus und zur Frühromantik, Section II (Studies), vol. 6. Munich: Wilhelm Fink Verlag, 2004.


  1. “Kant’s Concept of Cognition and the Key to the Whole Secret of Metaphysics.” In The Palgrave Kant Handbook, ed. Matthew C. Altman. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming.
  2. “Hegel’s Critique of Foundationalism and its Implications for Husserl’s Dream of Rigorous Science.” In Hegel and the Phenomenological Movement, ed. Alfredo Ferrarin, Dermot Moran, Elisa Magrì and Danilo Manca. Dordrecht: Springer, forthcoming.
  3. “On the Possibility of a Disembodied Mind.” In Yearbook for Eastern and Western Philosophy, vol. 2, ed. Hans Feger, Dikun Xie, Wang Ge. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, forthcoming.
  4. “Hegels Verwirklichung des Kantischen Autonomiebegriffs.” In Hegel-Jahrbuch, forthcoming.
  5. “Kreationismus in verschiedenen Kulturen und Ländern in West und Ost heute.” In Streitfall Evolution: Eine Kulturgeschichte, ed. Angela Schwarz. Wien: Böhlau Verlag, forthcoming.
  6. “From ‘I Think’ to ‘I Exist’: Remarks on Descartes and Kant.” In Idealismus und Idealismuskritik: Subjekt, Person und Zeit, ed. Hans Feger and Tze-Wan Kwan. Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann, forthcoming.
  7. “From Descartes’ Foundationalism to Husserl’s Presuppositionless Philosophy.” In Phenomenology and History of Philosophy, ed. Tze-Wan Kwan and Kwok-Ying Lau, Orbis Phaenomenologicus. Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann, forthcoming.
  8. “A Deflationary Approach to Hegel’s Metaphysics.” In Hegel and Metaphysics: On Logic and Ontology in the System, ed. Allegra de Laurentiis in collaboration with Soren Whited. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2016, 27–42.
  9. 〈康德的自由与自发性〉,《人文及社会科学集刊》,第二十八卷,第一期 (2016),105–132。
  10. “Transcendental Concepts, Transcendental Truths and Objective Validity.” In Kantian Review 20, 3 (2015): 455–466.
  11. “Cogito, das” (331–2), “Gedankenwesen” (690), “Materialismus” (1465–6), “Sinn, innerer” (2100–3), “Sinnenwelt” (2108–9), “Spekulation, spekulativ” (2143–5), “Spiritualismus” (2154–5). In Kant-Lexikon, ed. Marcus Willaschek, Jürgen Stolzenberg, Georg Mohr and Stefano Bacin. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2015.
  12. “Die Ambition der Kantischen Metaphysik: Entwurf einer transzendental-funktionalist-ischen Interpretation.” In Das neue Bedürfnis nach Metaphysik, ed. Markus Gabriel, Wolfram Hogrebe, Andreas Speer. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2015, 93–111.
  13. “Kant’s Transcendental Functionalism.” In The Review of Metaphysics 68 (December 2014): 371–394.
  14. 〈黑格尔的绝对知识与历史理性〉,《哲学分析》,第五卷第五期 (2014),34–50。
  15. 〈黑格尔论历史进程〉,《华梵人文学报》,第二十二期 (2014),43–70。
  16. 〈黑格尔的判断形式批判及其形上学意含涵〉,《揭谛》,第二十五期 (2013),33–74。
  17. “Die Ontologie des transzendentalen Idealismus.” In The Fate of Reason: Contemporary Understanding of Enlightenment, ed. Hans Feger. Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann, 2013: 189–205.
  18. 〈《精神现象学》中的思辩命题〉,《欧美研究》,第四十三卷第二期 (2013),415–453。
  19. “The Sovereignty of Reason: Making Sense of Hegel’s Philosophy of Objective Spirit.” In Idealistic Studies 41:3 (2011): 167–185.
  20. “Self-Cognition in Transcendental Philosophy.” In Cultivating Personhood: Kant and Asian Philosophy, ed. Stephen R. Palmquist. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2010: 99–108.
  21. “Kant’s Epistemological Reorientation of Ontology.” In Kant Yearbook 2: Metaphysics (2010): 123–145.
  22. 〈亚里士多德范畴论〉,《台大文史哲学报》,第七十二期 (2010),67–95。
  23. “The Aristotelian-Kantian and Hegelian Approaches to Categories.” In The Owl of Minerva 40:1 (Fall/Winter 2008-09): 77–114.
  24. “Freedom, Spontaneity and the Noumenal Perspective.” In Kant-Studien 99:3 (2008): 312–338.
  25. 〈全无预设的哲学?——论胡塞尔与黑格尔〉,《东吴哲学学报》,第十八期 (2008),57–93。
  26. 〈康德超验哲学的自我认知问题〉,《国立台湾大学哲学论评》,第三十五期 (2008),37–82。
  27. “Absoluteness and Historicity: Hegel’s Idea of a Self-Transcending System.” In Von der Logik zur Sprache, ed. Rüdiger Bubner and Gunnar Hindrichs. Stuttgart: Klett-Cotta, 2007: 109–134.
  28. “Language and Metaphysics: The Dialectics of Hegel’s Speculative Proposition.” In Hegel and Language, ed. J. Surber. Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 2006: 55–74.
  29. 〈黑格尔思辩哲学与分析哲学之发展〉,《国立政治大学哲学学报》,第十五期 (2006),81–134。
  30. “Urteilsformen und Kategorienlehre: Die Aristotelisch-Kantische und die Hegelsche Konzeption.” In Hegels Lehre vom Begriff, Urteil und Schluss, ed. A. Arndt, C. Iber and G. Kruck. Berlin: Akademie Verlag, 2006: 80–99. 
  31. “Spekulative Philosophie als sich vollbringender Kritizismus.” In Die freie Seite der Philosophie: Skeptizismus in Hegelscher Perspektive, ed. Bowman and K. Vieweg. Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann, 2006: 125–138.
  32. “The Problem of Method in Transcendental Philosophy.” In Kant zwischen West und Ost: Zum Gedenken an Kants 200. Todestag und 280. Geburtstag, ed. W. Bryuschinkin, vol. 1. Kaliningrad: Kaliningrad University Press, 2005, 189–199.
  33. “Die Sprachlichkeit des Wahren und Hegels Kritik des ‘unmittelbaren Wissens’.” In Hegel-Jahrbuch 2004: Glauben und Wissen. II. Teil, ed. A. Arndt, K. Bal, H. Ottmann. Berlin: Akademie Verlag, 2004: 203–208.
  34. “The Space of Reasons and the Realm of Freedom.” In Knowledge and Belief: Papers of the 26th International Wittgenstein Symposium, ed. Löffler and P. Weingartner. Kirchberg am Wechsel: Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society, 2003: 196–198.
  35. “Transzendenz in der Immanenz: Die Dialektik der Grenze und Hegels Idee einer spekulativen Metaphysik.” In Grenzen und Grenzüberschreitungen, ed. W. Hogrebe. Bonn: Sinclair Press, 2002: 947–957.
  36. “Die Struktur der transzendentalen Deduktion und das Problem des Selbstbewusstseins.” In Kant und die Berliner Aufklärung, vol. 2, ed. V. Gerhardt, R.-P. Horstmann and R. Schumacher. Berlin/New York: Walter de Gruyter, 2001: 362–371.
  37. “Voraussetzungs- und Bestimmungslosigkeit: Bemerkungen zum Problem des Anfangs in Hegels Wissenschaft der Logik.” In Perspektiven der Philosophie: Neues Jahrbuch 26, 2000: 287–323. (German)