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2011-2012 Visiting Post-Docs

China Values and Virtues

Baylor University

Zhen Cai, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Philosophy
East China Normal University
Shanghai, People's Republic of China


Justifying Virtue: A Comparative Study of Aristotle's and Kant's Virtue Ethics

Zhen Cai received her BA, MA, and PhD in Philosophy from Peking University. She has spent two years in the US as a visiting student. Her area of expertise is ethics, specifically Aristotle's ethics, Kant's ethics, contemporary virtue ethics, and bioethics.


Calvin College

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Associate Professor
Department of Philosophy
Jiangsu Police University
Nanjing, People’s Republic of China


Plantinga's Ontological Argument and Free Will Defense

Lifeng Zhang graduated from Peking University and received his PhD degree in June 2004. He has been working in the metaphysics of modality and some related areas, extending his research to the philosophy of religion. He believes modality is of great importance to the philosophy of religion. His academic interest in philosophy of religion is due to reading such modal philosophers as David Lewis, Alvin Plantinga and Robert Adams.


Notre Dame

Jiangjin Chen, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Philosophy
School of Philosophy
Wuhan University
Wuhan, People's Republic of China


Contemplating Sidgwick's Moral Philosophy

Jiangjin Chen earned his PhD in Philosophy from Peking University. His work will include making clear how the dualism of practical reason plays a significant role in Sidgwick’s moral philosophy and how it is important for us to contemplate the nature of morality and practical reason, the relationship between morality and religion.


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Christina Van Dyke
Program Director
Department of Philosophy
Calvin College
Grand Rapids, MI USA

Nellie Kooistra
China Project Assistant