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  • Publish Date:2016/10/11
    Modify Date:2020/06/03
Tzu-Wei Hung
  • Position:Associate Research Fellow
  • TEL:886-2-37897261
  • Email:htw@gate.sinica.edu.tw
  • Assistant’s Name:Alex Chang
  • Assistant’s Phone:886-2-37897234
  • Assistant’s Email:changAC@gate.sinica.edu.tw
Tzu-Wei Hung


  • PhD in Philosophy, Kings College London, 2011.
  • MPhilStud in Philosophy of Psychology, Kings College London, 2007.
  • BA in Philosophy, National Taiwan University, 1999.


  • Associate Research Fellow, Institute of European and American Studies, Academia Sinica (2017-Present )
  • Executive Secretary, National Committee for the Division of Logic, Methodology, & Philosophy of Science, International Union of History and Philosophy of Science and Technology (2015-2019); Vice President, Taiwan Philosophical Association (2020-2022)
  • Representative of H&F group for London Region, Amnesty International UK (2009)
  • Hospital assistant for HIV/AIDS prevention, Kimironko Health Center, Kigali, Rwanda (2009); Volunteer for AIDS and domestic violence prevention, MACRO, Uganda (2009)
  • Paratrooper, Aviation and Special Forces Command, Taiwan Army (1999-2001)
  • Radio host, Voice of Ocean Radio Keelung (1996)


  • Philosophy of Psychology
  • Philosophy of cognitive science
  • Philosophy of Language
  • Taiwanese Philosophy
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  • Chief investigator, Thematic Research Program, Academia Sinica (2017-2019)
  • Executive Secretary,National Committee for the Division of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science (LMPS), International Union of History and Philosophy of Science and Technology (2015-2018)
  • Project coordinator, IEAS (2013-2015; 2018-)
  • Head of Computing Office, IEAS, Academia Sinica (2014)


  • 2016-2018 Project for Excellent Junior Research Investigators, Ministry of Science and Technology
  • 2017-2019 Special Outstanding Talent Award, Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan
  • 2009-2010 Fellowships for Doctoral Candidates in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taiwan.
  • 2005-2008 Taiwan Merit Scholarship, National Science Council, Taiwan.




I. Predictive processing in Cognitive and Artificial Systems 

  • Hung, Tzu-wei, & Yen, Chun-ping (forthcoming). On the Person-Based Predictive Policing of AIEthics and Information Technology.
  • Lin, Ying-Tung, Hung, Tzu-wei, & Huang, T. Linus (forthcoming). Engineering equity: how AI can help reduce the harm of implicit bias. Philosophy & Technology.
  • Hung, Tzu-wei (2020). A preliminary study of normative issues of AI prediction.  EurAmerica (In Mandarin).

II. Language &  Social Cognition 

  • Hung, Tzu-wei (2019). How did language evolve? Some reflections on the language parasite debateBiological Theory, 14(4): 214-223.
  • Yen, Chun-ping & Hung, Tzu-wei, (2019). New data on the linguistic diversity of authorship in philosophy journal.  Erkenntnis, 84(4): 953-974.
  • Hung, Tzu-wei, (forthcoming). Syntactic Processing in the Behavior-Based Architecture of the Mind. In Jan Romportl, Eva Zackova, Kevin Warick (eds.)  Topics in Intelligent Engineering and Informatics. Springer.
  • Hung, Tzu-wei, (2018). Brain Science and Free Will: An Analysis of thier Causal Relevance. Journal of Life Education (In Mandarin)
  • Hung, Tzu-wei, (2018). On Susan Hurley’s Shared Circuits Model of Action Learning. NCCU Philosophical Journal, (39)37-70.
  • Hung, Tzu-wei, (2017). Cognitive Architecture. In Linton Wang (ed.) Mandarin Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Ministry of Science and Technology Taiwan  (In Mandarin)
  • Hung, Tzu-wei, (2016). Defusing Social Conflicts? A Critical Note on Haidt’s Cognitive Model. SOCIETAS: A Journal for Philosophical Study of Public Affairs 58: 129-173 (In Mandarin)
  • Hung, Tzu-wei, (2016). Rationality and Escherichia coli. In Tzu-wei Hung and Timothy Joseph Lane (eds.) Rationality: Constraints and Contexts. Elsevier Academic Press.
  • Hung, Tzu-wei, (2015). How Sensorimotor Interactions Enable Sentence ImitationMinds and Machines, (25) 4: 321-338.
  • Hung, Tzu-wei, (2014). Why the Enzyme Model of Modularity Fails to Explain Higher Cognitive Processes. National Taiwan University Philosophical Review 48.
  • Hung, Tzu-wei, (2014). What Action Comprehension Tells Us About Meaning Interpretation. In Tzu-wei Hung (ed.)Communicative Action: Selected Papers of the 2013 IEAS Conference on Language and Action. Springer.

III.  Taiwanese Philosophy

  • Hung, Tzu-wei (forthcoming). The continuity between Hung Yao-hsün's early and late philosophy. Journal of Japanese Philosophy. SUNY Press. 
  • Hung, Tzu-wei (2019). On the Sit-chûn Scholars of Taiwanese Philosophy. Philosophy East and West 69(4): 973-993.
  • Pong, Foong-ee & Hung, Tzu-wei (2019). The Kyoto School’s Influence on Taiwanese Philosophy under Japanese Rule (1895-1945). Tetsugaku: International Journal of the Philosophical Association of Japan. V3: 70-88.
  • Hung, Tzu-wei & Deng, Duen-min (2018). Introduction to Enlightenment and Rebellion. In Tzu-wei hung and Duen-min Deng (eds) Enlightenment and Rebellion: 100 years of Taiwanese philosophy. National Taiwan University Press.
  • Hung, Tzu-wei & Gao, Jun-He (2018). Whose philosophy? Whose history? the past and future of Taiwanese philosophy. In Tzu-wei hung and Duen-min Deng (eds) Enlightenment and Rebellion: 100 years of Taiwanese philosophy. National Taiwan University Press.
  • Hung, Tzu-wei, (2016). The Genealogy of Early Formosan Philosophy. In Tzu-wei Hung (ed.) Existential Engagement: Philosophy in Taiwan, the Japanese Era. Academia Sinica & Linking Publishing (In Mandarin).

  • Hung, Tzu-wei, (2014). The Prometheus of Formosan Philosophy: Hung Yao-hsün’s Ontological Construction and Contribution,Humanitas Taiwanica 81 (In Mandarin)



  • Hung, Tzu-wei, (2019).  The Mechanism of Prejudice: A Predictive Coding Perspective. The IEAS Conference on Meaning and Reality in Social Context,  Academia Sinica, Taipei.
  • Hung, Tzu-wei, (2017).  A Brave New World? A Preliminary Study of AI's Social Impact. The MOST Workshop on AI and Philosophy, Ministry of Technology and Science, Taiwan, Taipei.
  • Hung, Tzu-wei, (2017). Hatred and Reconciliation? A cognitive analysis of transitional justice. The IEAS Conference on Transitional Justice before German Reunification 1945-1990, Academia Sinica, Taipei.
  • Hung, Tzu-wei, (2017). The Kyoto School and the Taiwanese Philosophy under Japanese Rule. International Association of Japanese Philosophy 2017 ConferenceGlobalizing Japanese Philosophy: From East Asia to the World, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei.
  • Hung, Tzu-wei, (2015). Haidt's cognitive model and its criticism. The 2015 IEAS Conference on Cognition and Society, Academia Sinica, Taipei.
  • Hung, Tzu-wei, (2014). The Sorrow of E. Coli. The 2nd Conference on Contemporary Philosophy in East Asia (CCPEA), Kyoto University, Japan.
  • Hung, Tzu-wei, (2014). Rationality and Escherichia coli. The 2014 IEAS Conference on Reason and Rationality, Academia Sinica, Taipei.
  • Hung, Tzu-wei, (2014). The Genealogy of Early Formosan Philosophy. The 2014 IEAS Workshop on Early Formosan Philosophy, Academia Sinica, Taipei.
  • Hung, Tzu-wei, (2013). Syntactic Processing in the Behavior-Based Architecture of the Mind. Beyond AI: Artificial Golem Intelligence 2013, Pilsen, University of West Bohemia. 
  • Hung, Tzu-wei, (2013). What Action Comprehension Tells Us about Meaning Interpretation. 2013 IEAS Conference on Language and Action, Academia Sinica, Taipei.
  • Hung, Tzu-wei, (2012). On Sentence Imitation, 2012 Workshop on Normativity, Academia Sinica, Taipei.
  • Hung, Tzu-wei, (2012). How mere sensorimotor interactions enable sentence imitation—A functional-computational description, The 1st Conference on Contemporary Philosophy in East Asia (CCPEA), Academia Sinica, Taipei.
  • Hung, Tzu-wei, (2012). A Computational Framework for Simple Sentence Processing In the Shared Circuits Model, The 6th Conference on Language, Discourse, and Cognition (CLDC), NTU, Taipei.
  • Hung, Tzu-wei, (2010). Sensorimotor Interactions and Language Processing. The 8th Annual Conference of London Evolutionary Research Network, UCL, London. 
  • Hung, Tzu-wei, (2009). Why Enzymatic Computation Fails to Explain Higher Cognitive Processes. The 1st Taiwan Logic and Analytic Philosophy Conference, NTU, Taipei. 
  • Hung, Tzu-wei, (2008). Computation in the Shared Circuits Model, Taiwan Scientific Symposium, KCL, London. 
  • Hung, Tzu-wei, (2006). Is There an Infinite Regress in the Infinite Regress of Incompleteness Argument? The 2006 Graduate Student Workshop, London. 
  • Hung, Tzu-wei, (2001). On Doctrine of Double Effect. The 6th Graduate Conference of Taiwan Philosophy Association, Taipei. (In Mandarin)


  • Hung, Tzu-wei, (2011). How the Shared Circuits Model Explains Language Processing. PhD Dissertation, Kings College London. 
  • Hung, Tzu-wei, (2007). The Integration of Information in the Higher Cognitive System. MPhilStud Dissertation, Kings College London.
  • Hung, Tzu-wei, (2004). Williamson on Vagueness and Sorites Paradox. MA Dissertation, National Taiwan University.