Beware lest you lose the substance
by grasping at the shadow.

Welcome to Wai-hung Wong's Home Page

Wai-hung Wong received his doctorate in philosophy from the University of California, Berkeley in 2001, and joined the faculty at California State University, Chico in 2002. His areas of specialization are epistemology and metaphysics, and his research interests include ethics, the philosophy of religion, and the philosophy of science. He teaches epistemology, metaphysics, history of analytic philosophy, philosophical methods, introduction to philosophy, logic & critical thinking, and philosophy of science.

His articles have appeared in Canadian Journal of Philosophy, Erkenntnis, Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, International Journal for Philosophy of Religion, Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, Philosophical Studies, Philosophy, Ratio, and Synthese. He has just completed a book manuscript on problems concerning life's meaningfulness, tentatively entitled Meaningful Lives and Identities, and is now working on several papers on different topics (necessary being, nothingness, and the problem of evil).

Besides philosophy, he is interested in literature, psychology, evolutionary theories, classical music, jazz, movies, martial arts, card magic, and cooking. He likes to write poetry, both in Chinese and in English. He had good training in Tai Chi, which he still practises every day, and in Chinese seal carving, which he does only occasionally.

Recently he has been invited to be one of the two contributors to the "Thinking East and West" column of Cathay Pacific's Discovery magazine. The other contributor is the well-known popularizer of philosophy, Julian Baggini.

Last Update: 8/10/2015