I am Jenny, a Ph.D. candidate in Philosophy at Lingnan. I started my studies here from September 2014, receiving the Hong Kong Ph.D. Fellowship Award from the Research Grants Council.
My supervisors are Professor Andrea Sauchelli and Professor Darrell Rowbottom. My current research is on personal identity, the self, and consciousness. I am generally interested in metaphysics and philosophy of mind.
Before coming to Lingnan, I have obtained a Ph.D. at HKUST doing physics research. I did simulations and experiments to design chiral meta-materials for optical computers. I enjoy relativity theories and quantum mechanics.
When I was studying physics, I was also interested in theories of “no-self,” the logic and language system in Nāgārjuna’s Madhyamika Buddhism, the Yogācāra Theory of mind, and the ontology of T’ien-T’ai Buddhism.
I came across David Chalmers’ ‘The Conscious Mind’ and was really thrilled. Afterwards, I decided to switch to analytic philosophy. I am very happy to study here at Lingnan.