|B.Econ (Renmin); M.Phil (Peking); Ph.D (Michigan)|
I have obtained a PhD degree in Philosophy from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, a Master’s degree in Philosophy from Peking University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Renmin University of China. I joined the Department of Philosophy of CUHK in January 2014.
My main areas of research are philosophy of mind and moral philosophy.I have attempted to defend the distinctiveness of mentality & morality, and to develop a robust version of anti-reductionism in both domains. My work has appeared in leading philosophy journals, including Journal of Philosophy, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, Australasian Journal of Philosophy, Philosophical Studies, Analysis, and Erkenntnis.
My research has earned world-wide recognition and stimulated many responses and discussions in international peer-reviewed journals. My account of mental causation is listed in the key works of the ‘Exclusion Problem’ entry on PhilPapers, and acknowledged in Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy and Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy. A conference discussing my research was organized in Shanghai in 2015. Some of my articles have been translated into Chinese by other scholars. I have recently been appointed as a member of Humanities and Social Sciences Panel in Hong Kong Research Grants Council. I have also received the Research Excellence Award of CUHK in 2020.
When not doing philosophy, I enjoy reading traditional Chinese literature, watching American TV series, going to movie theaters, and exploring country parks.
- Zhong Lei (forthcoming) Morality, Knowledge, and Experience《道德、知識與經驗》, Hong Kong Philosophy Series, Shanghai: Orient Publishing Center. [Chinese]
- Zhong, Lei (forthcoming) “Physicalism without Supervenience,” Philosophical Studies.
- Zhong, Lei (forthcoming) “Three Versions of Physical Closure,” Grazer Philosophische Studien.
- Zhong, Lei (forthcoming) “Review of Thomas Kroedel’s Mental Causation,” The Philosophical Review.
- Tang, Yingying and Zhong, Lei (forthcoming) “Autonomy, Neutrality, and Perfectionism,” in Michael Campbell and Hon-Lam Li (eds.), Public Reasons: Three Traditions, New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
- Zhong, Lei (forthcoming) “Physicalism and Mentalism”「物理主義與心靈主義」, Tsinghua Studies in Western Philosophy. [Chinese]
- Zhong, Lei (2020) “Intervention, Fixation, and Supervenient Causation,” Journal of Philosophy 117: 293-314.
- Zhong, Lei (2020) “Taking Emergentism Seriously,” Australasian Journal of Philosophy 98: 31-46.
- Zhong, Lei (2019) “The Hard Problem for Soft Moral Realism,” Journal of Philosophy 116: 555-576.
- Tang, Yingying and Zhong, Lei (2018) “Prioritarianism without Consequentialism,” Kriterion: Revista de Filosofia 59: 943-956.
- Zhong, Lei (2017) “Semantic Normativity and Semantic Causality,” Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 94: 626-645.
- Zhong, Lei (2017) “Parallelism Revived”「平行主義的復興」, Journal of Dialectics of Nature 39: 1-10. [Chinese]
- Zhong, Lei (2016) “Physicalism, Psychism, and Phenomenalism,” Journal of Philosophy 113: 572-590.
- Zhong, Lei (2016) “Exclusion in Morality,” Grazer Philosophische Studien 93: 275-290.
- Zhong, Lei (2016) “A Confucian Virtue Theory of Supererogation,” Philosophy East & West 66: 328-341.
- Zhong, Lei (2015) “Why the Counterfactualist Should Still Worry About Downward Causation,” Erkenntnis 80: 159-171.
- Zhong, Lei (2014) “Sophisticated Exclusion and Sophisticated Causation,” Journal of Philosophy 111: 341-360.
- Zhong, Lei (2013) “Psychopathy, Emotion, and Moral Judgment,” Philosophy, Psychiatry & Psychology 20: 349-352.
- Zhong, Lei (2013) “Internalism, Emotionism, and the Psychopathy Challenge,” Philosophy, Psychiatry & Psychology 20: 329-337.
- Tang, Yingying and Zhong, Lei (2013) “Toward a Demystification of Egalitarianism,” The Philosophical Forum 44: 149-163.
- Zhong, Lei (2012) “An Explanatory Challenge to Moral Reductionism,” Theoria 78: 309-325.
- Zhong, Lei (2012) “Counterfactuals, Regularity and the Autonomy Approach,” Analysis 72: 75-85.
- Zhong, Lei (2011) “A Unificationist Vindication of Moral Explanation,” The Philosophical Forum 42: 131-146.
- Zhong, Lei (2011) “Can Counterfactuals Solve the Exclusion Problem?” Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 83: 129-147.