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Chinese Name : 冼偉林

Variants : Sin, W.

William Sin is an Assistant Professor in the Department of International Education and Lifelong Learning at the Education University of Hong Kong, working in philosophy, with a focus on ethics.

His research interests include filial obligation, long-term caregiving and its moral implications, the problem of demandingness, Confucianism, Zen Buddhism, and the relation between ethics and ancient Chinese literature.  He has published in journals that include the Journal of Moral Philosophy, Asian Philosophy, Philosophical Studies, and Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy.

Research interests

Moral philosophy, more specifically consequentialism, Moral relativism, Nietzsche and morality, and Exploration of the ethical status of the characters in the Water Margin (an ancient Chinese novel).

Professional information

Scopus ID : 35301004500

ORCID : 0000-0001-5838-2708

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Research Outputs

Esoteric Confucianism, moral dilemmas, and filial piety

SIN, W. L. W., Apr 2020, In : Metaphilosophy. 51, 2-3, p. 206-225

Research output: Contribution to journalArticles

  • Filial piety, Zhixing, and The water margin

    SIN, W. L. W., 2020, East Asian pedagogies: Education as formation and transformation across cultures and borders. LEWIN, D. & KENKLIES, K. (eds.). Cham: Springer, p. 11-24

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapters

    Adult children’s obligations towards their parents: A contractualist explanation

    SIN, W. L. W., Mar 2019, In : Journal of Value Inquiry. 53, 1, p. 19-32

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticles

    1 Citation (Scopus)

    Confucianism, rule‐consequentialism, and the demands of filial obligations

    SIN, W. L. W., Jun 2019, In : Journal of Religious Ethics. 47, 2, p. 377-393

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticles

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Filial obligation, zhixing and the importance of morality

    SIN, W. L. W., Jun 2018.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePapers