Chengchi Buddhist Philosophy Forum政大佛教哲學論壇

HU Chih-chiang 胡志強

National Chengchi University 國立政治大學




胡志強 HU Chih-chiang (Django)

  • Ph.D. candidate, Department of Philosophy, National Chengchi University, Taipei.
  • Collaborative researcher, Department of Philosophy, Kyoto University.

After graduating from the department of computer science, I enrolled in the graduate institute to study sociology and social policy. Though I found pleasure in social studies, I realized that my main interest was rather in philosophy. Sitting in some seminar on methodology for PhD students, I found myself fascinated with Paul Feyeraband’s Against Method, so I decided to do philosophy starting with the field of philosophy of science. My Master’s thesis interprets Feyerabend’s works and tries to defend him against the criticisms. In preparing the thesis, I also read some related materials by philosophers of science and other analytic philosophers. Since I had been mostly self-taught, I felt the need to attend the Ph.D. program in philosophy. The ideas which I’ve benefited a lot from Feyerabend (Wittgenstein, Hadot also), such as the using of reductio ad absurdum, the therapy approach, and, most importantly, the idea of seeing philosophy as a way of life, all can be compared to Buddhist philosophy. Therefore, I have joined Prof. LIN Chen-kuo’s project on Buddhist logic and epistemology that suits me well. I've written papers on causation, consciousness, logic, etc. in Buddhist texts with contemporary conceptual resources. And my Ph.D. dissertation will focus on the texts of Yogācāra Buddhism. Not like so-called comparative philosophy, but similar to Mark Siderits's fusion philosophy (2007) and Jay Garfield's way of engaging with Buddhism (2015), and pertinent to hermeneutics, my basic approach is “problem-oriented philosophy”, of which the main proposal is not only that we, revolving around the central issue, might get a better understanding of ancient philosophy (Buddhist philosophy in my case) via utilizing the contemporary resources in philosophy, sciences and even other disciplines, but also that the ancient philosophy would contribute to the contemporary issues in return.

Books & Articles:

2019  “Self-cognition? Saṃghabhadra, Armstrong, and Introspective Consciousness”, Philosophy East and West 69, 1. (accepted)   Early Release page:

2016  “Dream, Memory, and Perception: A Study on Vasubandhu's Viṃśikā and Dharmapāla's Cheng weishi baosheng lun”, (in Chinese) in Weishi yanjiu 4: 59-77.

2013  “Some Remarks on the Notion of Backwards Causality: Dummett and Prajñākaragupta”, (in Chinese) in Collected Papers. Chen Bainian Award for Academic Papers. Vol. 9, Taipei: National Chengchi University, p.141-156.

2002  Feyerabend (in Chinese), Taipei: Sheng-Chih.

Conference papers:

2017 "?Contradiction, ?Negation, and ?Catuṣkoṭi: Just Several Passages mainly from the Last Chapter of Dharmapāla's Commentary on Āryadeva's Catuḥśataka", presented at Dialetheism and Related Issues in Analytic Asian Philosophy: An International Workshop, Kyoto University, Kyoto, June 23–24, 2017.

2016  "Logic and Consciousness-only: Dharmapāla's Application of hetuvidyā in the Cheng weishi baosheng lun", paper presented at Workshop on Buddhist Logic (hetuvidyā/yinming/inmyō) and its Applications in East Asia, Institute for the Cultural and Intellectual History of Asia, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, Jun 27-28, 2016.

2016 〈瞖眼人與桶中腦:從唯識的觀點看〉,「漢傳佛教研究生論壇」論文。地點:政治大學。2016.04.07.

2015  〈夢、記憶與知覺:《唯識二十論》及其註釋《成唯識寶生論》之研究〉,「2015 台灣哲學學會哲學研討會」論文。地點:台灣大學。2015.11.07-08; 初稿發表於「第三屆意識哲學學生成果發表會」。地點:台北醫學大學。2015.09.10.

2015 “Self-cognition? Saṃghabhadra, Armstrong, and Introspective Consciousness”, paper presented at Second Annual Triangular Graduate Student Conference on Asian Philosophy, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Mar 6-8, 2015.

2014  “Simultaneous Causation? Some Remarks on the Notion of Sahabhū-hetu”, paper presented at The Second Conference on Contemporary Philosophy in East Asia, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Aug 28-29, 2014; ealier draft presented at NCCU-KU-YaleNUS Workshop in Asian Philosophy, National Chengchi University, Taipei, Mar 7-8, 2014.

2014  〈他心問題:以《唯識二十論》及《成唯識寶生論》為起點〉,「2014 台灣哲學學會哲學研討會」論文。地點:東吳大學。2014.11.01-02; 初稿發表於「第一屆意識哲學年度學生聯合成果發表會」。地點:台北醫學大學。2014.08.22.

2013  〈先果後因?關於逆時因果理論的幾點反思:以達美特與智作護的論述為主〉,「2013年校際研究生哲學論文發表會」論文。地點:台灣大學。2013.05.25-26.

2013  “Some Remarks on the Notion of Backwards Causality: Dummett and Prajñākaragupta”, paper presented at Chengchi-Kyoto Joint Workshop on Buddhist Analytic Philosophy, National Chengchi University, Taipei, Feb 18, 2013.

2012  〈《大乘莊嚴經論》的「剎那滅」與原始佛教的「無常」〉,「2012年校際研究生哲學論文發表會」論文。地點:台灣大學、政治大學。2012.06.09-10.

Awards & Honors

2016  Scholarship for Ph.D. student, under "New Partnership Program for the Connection to the Top Labs in the World" scheme sponsored by the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), Taiwan. (Project title: Buddhism, Dialetheism and Paraconsistent Logic). 2016.09.01-2017.08.31.

2014  The Sheng Yen Education Foundation Grant for Chinese Buddhist Studies, 2014.08.01-2015.07.31.

2013  2nd place prize (no 1st this year), 22th Chen Bainian Award for Academic Papers, National Chengchi University. “Some Remarks on the Notion of Backwards Causality: Dummett and Prajñākaragupta”

2011  Ranked 1st in the Ph.D. program admission examination, Department of Philosophy, National Chengchi University.


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