Projects per year
Siu-Fan Lee is Associate Professor at the Department of Religion and Philosophy, Hong Kong Baptist University. She read Philosophy, Politics and Economics at the University of Oxford and obtained her doctorate in Philosophy at King’s College London. She is an analytic philosopher by training and her research interests are in philosophy of language, philosophy of logic, and philosophy of mind. She is the author of Logic: A Complete Introduction (Hodder, 2017), of which a translation in simplified Chinese is forthcoming.
Siu-Fan obtained two General Research Grants from the Research Grant Council of Hong Kong, since she joined the HKBU in 2011. Her research in the metaphysics of pregnancy has made her a co-investigator of the project ‘Chinese and Cross-Cultural Health Humanities: Body, Mind, and Well-Being in the Contemporary Context’ under Initiation Grant for Faculty Niche Research Areas. She has received many teaching grants and impact project funds. Currently she has applied for a Quality Education Fund for building an e-learning platform in Critical Thinking for all secondary schools in Hong Kong.
Siu-Fan engages in many services inside and outside the academia, including making a film about Chinese immigrants in the UK and curating an exhibition on early explorers of China in London. She aspires to develop critical thinking education in the community in mixed media for all walks of life from children to the elderly.
- Theories of names and empty names
- Theories of reference: causal descriptivism, the narrative view of names
- Fictional objects and fictionalism of fiction
- Two-dimensional semantics
- Modality: metaphysical and epistemic possibilities
- Contextualism, the semantics-pragmatics interface
- Intentionality and mental representations
- Metaphysics of pregnancy
- Critical thinking and politics
PhD, Names and Empty Names, King's College London
1 Oct 2003 → 2 Nov 2009
Award Date: 2 Nov 2009
Bachelor, Philosophy, Politics and Economics, University of Oxford
1 Oct 2000 → 1 Jul 2002
Award Date: 1 Jul 2002
MPhil, Wittgenstein’s Conception of ‘Form of Life’ and Foundation of Rationality, Chinese University of Hong Kong
1 Sept 1993 → 31 Jul 1997
Award Date: 31 Jul 1997
Bachelor, BSSc in Sociology, Chinese University of Hong Kong
1 Sept 1985 → 31 May 1989
Award Date: 31 Jul 1989
- 1 Similar Scholars
- 2 Finished
How Proper Names Refer – Is Causal Descriptivism Defensible?
1/01/18 → 31/12/21
Project: Research project
Meaning and Modality: A Foundational Study towards a New Theory of Names
1/01/15 → 30/06/17
Project: Research project
李少芬, Feb 2018, In: 自然辩证法研究. 2, p. 14-19 6 p. Translated title of the contribution: Two Approaches to Empty Names: An Analysis of Scientific Theoretical Terms
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
Logic: A Complete IntroductionLee, S. F., 12 Jan 2017, London : Hodder & Stoughton. 384 p. (Teach Yourself)
Research output: Book/Report › Book or report
Can There Be a Davidsonian Theory of Empty Names?Lee, S. F., 2016, Philosophical Approaches to Proper Names. Peter Lang Publishing, p. 203 1 p. (Studies in Philosophy of Language and Linguistics; vol. 1).
Research output: Chapter in book/report/conference proceeding › Chapter
Who wants to be a Russellian about names?Lee, S. F., Mar 2014, Philosophy of language and linguistics. de Gruyter, p. 161-180 20 p. (Philosophische analyse/philosophical analysis).
Research output: Chapter in book/report/conference proceeding › ChapterFile6 Downloads (Pure)
李少芬, 2014, In: 逻辑学研究. 7, 4, p. 105-116 12 p. Translated title of the contribution: Two Senses of Critical Thinking Teaching: Some Reflections and Experience
Research output: Contribution to journal › ArticleFile22 Downloads (Pure)