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20002019
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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 2000 2019

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 journalArticle

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 journalArticle

Obligation
Confucianism
Confucian
Morality
Resources

Filial obligation, zhixing and the importance of morality

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

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

morality
Confucianism
obligation
parents
demand

Wu Song's killing of his sister-in-law: An ethical analysis

SIN, W. L. W., 2018, In : Dao. 17, 2, p. 231-246

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Sister
Killing
Ethical Analysis
Song
Traditional Values

The water margin, moral criticism, and cultural confrontation

SIN, W. L. W., Mar 2017, In : Dao. 16, 1, p. 95-111

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Moral Criticism
Confrontation
Water
Outlaw
Governance