Emile Chan

Emile Chan

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Personal profile

Research interests

Areas of Specialisation

Philosophy of Emotion, Action Theory, Epistemology

Areas of Competence

Philosophy of Mind, Meta-Ethics, Normative Ethics

Current Research Projects

A Virtue Reliabilist of Justified Emotions

Sentimental Willpower: An Emotional Theory of Synchronic Self-Control

Reconstructing the Epistemic Similarity between Emotional and Perceptual Experiences


Dr Joel Smith

Dr Thomas Smith

Dr Jonathan Mitchell


Prof Helen Beebee (Chair)

Prof Peter Poellner (External)

Dr Stepthen Ingram (Internal)


The University of Manchester

Doctor of Philosophy in Philosophy (2017 – 2021)

Lingnan University

Master of Philosophy in Philosophy (2014 – 2016)

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Philosophy (2012 – 2014)

The Community College at Lingnan University

Associate Degree of Arts in Philosophy (2010 – 2012)


The University of Manchester

  • SoSS Academic Advisor (Autumn 2021-)
    • Provide undergraduate students with pastoral support that helps them maintain the balance between their academic obligations and personal wellbeing and promote their potential future careers.
  • Graduate Course Tutor
    • Philosophy of Mind (Autumn 2020, Autumn 2019, Spring 2018)
    • Metaphysics and Epistemology (Spring 2020)
    • Advanced Philosophy of Mind (Spring 2019)
    • Ethics (Autumn 2018)
    • Philosophy of Religion (Autumn 2017)

Hong Kong Polytechnic University

  • Teaching Assistant
    • Aspects of Western Philosophy (Autumn 2016)

Lingnan University

  • Teaching Assistant
    • History of Chinese Philosophy: From Pre-Qin to Han (Autumn 2015)
    • History of Chinese Philosophy: From Wei-jin to Ming (Spring 2015)

Prizes and awards

The University of Manchester

PhD Studentship from the School of Social Sciences (2017-2020)

Lingnan University

Scholarship for Outstanding Students (2016)

MPhil Studentship from the Department of Philosophy (2014-2016)

First Class Honours (2014)

President’s List (2014)

Dean’s List (2014)

Dr Maggie Wong Scholarship Award (2014)

The Most Outstanding Resident Academic Award in Jockey Club Hostel E (2014)

The Community College at Lingnan University

Entrance Scholarship Award in Associate Degree (2010)

Honours Roll in Diploma (2010)

Office hours


Room 2.48, Humanities Bridgeford Street.


By appointment via email.


Lingnan University
Department of Philosophy – A New Epistemic Similarity between Perception and Emotion (Autumn, 2019)
The University of Hong Kong
Department of Philosophy – Reconstructing the Epistemic Similarity between Emotion and Perception (Spring, 2019)
The University of Nottingham
Philosophy in Progress Postgraduate Conference – Justified Emotions and the Exercise of Synchronic Self-Control (Spring, 2019)
The University of Twente
OZSW Research Master Winter School – Sentimental Willpower: An Emotional Theory of Synchronic Self-Control (Autumn, 2018)
The European University of Rome
Virtue Ethics and Psychology: Towards a New Science of Virtues? – Justified Emotions in the Virtue Reliabilist Manner (Autumn, 2018)
The University of Birmingham
The British Postgraduate Philosophical Association – Intellectual Virtues and Justified Emotions, and External Enhancements of the Right Sort (Summer, 2018)
The University of Glasgow
The Consortium of European Research on Emotions – A Virtue Reliabilist Theory of Justified Emotions (Spring, 2018)

Activities and esteem


The University of Manchester

Conference Organiser of the Conference ‘New Direction in Philosophy of Emotion’ (Summer, 2019)

Assistant of the Conference ‘The Profession We Want’ (Spring, 2017)

Lingnan University

Examination Invigilator (December, 2015)

Assistant of the Conference ‘Philosophical Methodology’ and ‘Expressivism’ (Spring, 2015)

Examination Invigilator (May, 2014)

University Information Day Assistant (Autumn, 2014)

Service Learning Department (Autumn, 2014)

Academic Affair of The 11th Philosophy Association (2013 – 2014)

University Information Day Assistant (Autumn, 2013)


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