Zhou Ziqian Jan

Lecturer


Contact Information

Telephone: 6516 6156
Email: elczz@nus.edu.sg
Office: CELC #03-05 (10 Architecture Drive, Singapore 117511)
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Academic Qualifications

  • PhD (Philosophy), University College London
  • MPhil (Philosophy), University College London
  • MA (Philosophy and Politics), The University of Edinburgh

Biography

I am a philosopher by training, and I publish mainly in the domain of metaphysics. My teaching interest, however, is in the fields of ethics and philosophical aspects of the law (especially the criminal law). Teaching is the most satisfying work I do: my students, perhaps unbeknownst to them, have taught me more than I have them. I am Singaporean, but with an outsider's eye; and, I think that in a genuinely pluralistic society one might need to seek membership in more than one religious tradition, heretical as this may sound. Yet, and certainly more importantly, I am also a son, a friend, a lover of early Japanese cinema and am becoming a lifelong reader of Hong Lou Meng-a novel which I hope to discuss with future generations of younger Singaporeans.


Publications

  • Zhou, Z. (forthcoming). 'Two Conceptions of Omissions'. Journal of Philosophical Research.
  • Zhou, Z. (2019). 'Neo-Davidsonian Ontology of Events'. Linguistics and Philosophy. DOI: 10.1007/s10988-019-09292-5
  • Zhou, Z. (2018). 'What the Progressive Aspect Tells Us About Processes'. Synthese. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11229-018-01999-5

Prizes and Awards

  • Year 2018-2019, Faculty Teaching Excellence Award (Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences)
  • Year 2017-2018, Annual Teaching Excellence Award (Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences), Ranked 1st in FASS
  • Year 2017-2018, Faculty Teaching Excellence Award (Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences)
  • Year 2017-2018, Special Teaching Award 'Students' Choice Award' (Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences)
  • Year 2016-2017, Annual Teaching Excellence Award (Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences)
  • Year 2016-2017, Faculty Teaching Excellence Award (Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences)
  • Year 2015-2016, CELC Teaching Excellence Award