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  • Publish Date:2016/10/11
    Modify Date:2017/04/06
Tzu-Wei Hung
  • Position:Associate Research Fellow
  • TEL:886-2-37897261
  • Mail:htw@gate.sinica.edu.tw
  • Assistant’s Name:Alex Chang
  • Assistant’s Phone:886-2-37897234
  • Assistant’s Mail:changAC@gate.sinica.edu.tw
Tzu-Wei Hung

EDUCATION

  • PhD in Philosophy, Kings College London, 2011.
  • MPhilStud in Philosophy of Psychology, Kings College London, 2007.
  • MA in Western Philosophy, National Taiwan University, 2004.
  • BA in Philosophy, National Taiwan University, 1999.

MAJOR EXPERIENCE

  • Associate Research Fellow, Institute of European and American Studies, Academia Sinica (2017-Present )
  • Assistant Research Fellow, Institute of European and American Studies, Academia Sinica (2012-2017 )
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  • Representative of H&F group for London Region, Amnesty International UK (2009); Hospital assistant for HIV/AIDS prevention, Kimironko Health Center, Kigali, Rwanda (2009); Volunteer for AIDS and domestic violence prevention, MACRO, Uganda (2009)
  • Paratrooper, Aviation and Special Forces Command, Taiwan Army (1999-2001); Radio host, Voice of Ocean Radio Keelung (1996)
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SPECIALISM

  • Philosophy of Psychology
  • Philosophy of Language
  • Early Formosan Philosophy
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ACADEMIC SERVICE

  • 2015-present Executive Secretary, National Committee of the ROC for the Division of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science of the International Union of History and Philosophy of Science
  • 2014-2015 Project coordinator (Language, Cognition, and Society: Trends in Contemporary Western Philosophy), IEAS
  • 2013-2014 Project coordinator (Neo-Pragmatism), IEAS
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ACADEMIC HONOURS

  • 2016-2018 Project for Excellent Junior Research Investigators, Ministry of Science and Technology
  • 2009-2010 Fellowships for Doctoral Candidates in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taiwan.
  • 2005-2008 Taiwan Merit Scholarship, National Science Council, Taiwan.
  • 2004 MA Dissertation 90/A+ (Distinction equivalence), Department of Philosophy, National Taiwan University.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Referred papers

  • Hung, T. -W. (forthcoming). Syntactic Processing in the Behavior-Based Architecture of the Mind. In Jan Romportl, Eva Zackova, Kevin Warick (eds.)  Topics in Intelligent Engineering and Informatics. Springer.
  • Hung, T. -W. (2016). Defusing Social Conflicts? A Critical Note on Haidt’s Cognitive Model. SOCIETAS: A Journal for Philosophical Study of Public Affairs 58: 129-173 (In Mandarin)
  • Hung, T. -W. (2016). Rationality and Escherichia coli. In Tzu-wei Hung and Timothy Joseph Lane (eds.) Rationality: Constraints and Contexts. Elsevier Academic Press.
  • Hung, T. -W. (2016). The Genealogy of Early Formosan Philosophy. In Tzu-wei Hung (ed.) Existential Engagement: Philosophy in Taiwan, the Japanese Era. Academia Sinica & Linking Publishing (In Mandarin).


  • Hung, T. -W. (2015). How Sensorimotor Interactions Enable Sentence ImitationMinds and Machines, (25) 4: 321-338.
  • Hung, T. -W. (2014). The Prometheus of Formosan Philosophy: Hung Yao-hsün’s Ontological Construction and Contribution,Humanitas Taiwanica 81 (In Mandarin)
  • Hung, T. -W. (2014). Why the Enzyme Model of Modularity Fails to Explain Higher Cognitive Processes. National Taiwan University Philosophical Review 48.
  • Hung, T. -W. (2014). What Action Comprehension Tells Us About Meaning Interpretation. In Tzu-wei Hung (ed.)Communicative Action: Selected Papers of the 2013 IEAS Conference on Language and Action. Springer.


Edited Volumes


Conference Papers

  • Hung, T. -W. (2015). Haidt's cognitive model and its criticism. The 2015 IEAS Conference on Cognition and Society, Academia Sinica, Taipei.
  • Hung, T. -W. (2014). The Sorrow of E. Coli. The 2nd Conference on Contemporary Philosophy in East Asia (CCPEA), Kyoto University, Japan.
  • Hung, T. -W. (2014). Rationality and Escherichia coli. The 2014 IEAS Conference on Reason and Rationality, Academia Sinica, Taipei.
  • Hung, T. -W. (2014). The Genealogy of Early Formosan Philosophy. The 2014 IEAS Workshop on Early Formosan Philosophy, Academia Sinica, Taipei.
  • Hung, T. -W. (2013). Syntactic Processing in the Behavior-Based Architecture of the Mind. Beyond AI: Artificial Golem Intelligence 2013, Pilsen, University of West Bohemia. 
  • Hung, T. -W. (2013). What Action Comprehension Tells Us about Meaning Interpretation. 2013 IEAS Conference on Language and Action, Academia Sinica, Taipei.
  • Hung, T. -W. (2012). On Sentence Imitation, 2012 Workshop on Normativity, Academia Sinica, Taipei.
  • Hung, T. -W. (2012). How mere sensorimotor interactions enable sentence imitation—A functional-computational description, The 1st Conference on Contemporary Philosophy in East Asia (CCPEA), Academia Sinica, Taipei.
  • Hung, T. -W. (2012). A Computational Framework for Simple Sentence Processing In the Shared Circuits Model, The 6th Conference on Language, Discourse, and Cognition (CLDC), NTU, Taipei.
  • Hung, T. -W. (2010). Sensorimotor Interactions and Language Processing. The 8th Annual Conference of London Evolutionary Research Network, UCL, London. 
  • Hung, T. -W. (2009). Why Enzymatic Computation Fails to Explain Higher Cognitive Processes. The 1st Taiwan Logic and Analytic Philosophy Conference, NTU, Taipei. 
  • Hung, T. -W. (2008). Computation in the Shared Circuits Model, Taiwan Scientific Symposium, KCL, London. 
  • Hung, T. -W. (2006). Is There an Infinite Regress in the Infinite Regress of Incompleteness Argument? The 2006 Graduate Student Workshop, London. 
  • Hung, T. -W. (2001). On Doctrine of Double Effect. The 6th Graduate Conference of Taiwan Philosophy Association, Taipei. (In Mandarin)


Dissertations

  • Hung, T. -W. (2011). How the Shared Circuits Model Explains Language Processing. PhD Dissertation, Kings College London. 
  • Hung, T. -W. (2007). The Integration of Information in the Higher Cognitive System. MPhilStud Dissertation, Kings College London.
  • Hung, T. -W. (2004). Williamson on Vagueness and Sorites Paradox. MA Dissertation, National Taiwan University.
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