Welcome


I am a philosopher, currently working as a Lecturer at the American University in Vietnam (AUV) in Da Nang. Before that, I have been working for a couple of semesters at Lingnan University in Hong Kong. And before that, I have been teaching at the University of Hamburg in Germany. Even before that, I have been working as a post-doctoral researcher in the Emmy Noether Project Ontology after Quine: Fictionalism and Fundamentality in Hamburg. And before that, I spent a year working as a post-doc at the University of Aachen in Germany, and another half year on a research grant in Hamburg.

I completed my PhD in Philosophy at the University of Leeds, under the supervision of Prof Robbie Williams and Prof John Divers and my Magister Artium at the University of Hamburg, under the supervision of Prof Wolfgang Künne. I have also spent some time as a visiting student at the University of Sheffield.

My main research interests are in philosophical logic, philosophy of language and metaphysics. My current research focuses on Asian philosophy, especially on the notion of interdependent arising in Mahayana Buddhism and on the principle of the catuskoti in Nagarjuna. The former topic relates to the recent debate on fundamentality in Western philosophy and the latter topic relates to the recent debate on dialetheism in Western philosophy. I am fascinated with the places where East and West meet.