善與惡

(The article was originally published in VJMedia 輔仁媒體 on 29th June 2017) ------ 所以道德倫理,邪惡與善良,都是人想像的。米頓的失樂園,有一句名言正好反映這一點:‘The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven'。 最近亦有想過開一類比較'niche’的生意,始終,我認為道德標準只屬參考,並沒有真正的正邪,道德或不道德,二十一世紀的世界,說的是all relative。

禪和日本美學

(This article was originally published in 01 Philosophy, 28th May 2017) 禪和藝術都是對某種精神美的追求。兩者都是以實踐和體驗來達至某種精神上的昇華,以完善自我來達至心境和思考上的寧靜為目標。這篇文章會從禪的角度來簡易地探討日本美學,並討論禪怎樣影響了日本藝術的發展。

Re-post: Heywood Hill News – Arthur Au won the Second Prize

"Heywood Hill also selected Arthur Au, from Hong Kong, for its second place prize of a one-year subscription to “A Year in Books”, providing 12 new hardback books per month for a year, and Al Stewart from Reading, United Kingdom, for the third prize, which includes a hardback book every other month for a year. They submitted Philosophical Investigations by Ludwig Wittgenstein and Captain Corelli’s Mandolin by Louis de Bernières, respectively." (...)

禪學、「後.真相」和語言哲學

(This article was originally published in 01 Philosophy, on 3rd February 2017.) ----- 「悟」是禪學的精髓。獲得「悟」是獲得了一種全新的生活方式。語言和邏輯作為認知的工具不能讓我們領悟真實的全部,而「悟」則能夠跨越語言的藩籬,幫助我們理解世界及生命的價值。這個概念簡潔明快,但它能超越定義本身麼?要理解悟,我們必須先理解人的概念。 (...)

Democracy and Political Legitimacy: Is Democracy a Necessary Condition for Political Legitimacy?

(This article was originally published in Journal of Science, Humanities and Arts, Vol. 3(1), on 10th February 2016) ----- The problem I intend to solve in this paper is this: is democracy, defined below, a necessary condition for the legitimacy of a political entity. In my view, the claim that democracy constitutes a necessary condition for political legitimacy is a false statement. At most, democracy is one of the many political instruments that brings out one of the main political ideals, namely, the ideal of equality, in the political domain. (...)