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Julianne Chung

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Department of Philosophy

Assistant Professor

Email: jnchung@yorku.ca


I am presently an assistant professor of philosophy at York University. I was previously an assistant professor of philosophy at the University of Louisville and I obtained my PhD from Yale University in December of 2015. My primary areas of research are epistemology, philosophy of language, aesthetics, and philosophy of mind. I am especially intrigued by questions having to do with skepticism, fictionalism, and metaphor, as well as how cross-cultural philosophy can shed new light on them. I am also interested in whether (and how) works of art—and in particular, literature—can have epistemic content and value, and what the philosophical upshots of this might be. In addition, I serve as associate editor of Oxford Studies in Epistemology. I am also a member of the organizing committee for the Midwest Conference on Chinese Thought, Vice President of the Canadian Society for Women in Philosophy, and President of the American Society for Aesthetics, Rocky Mountain Division. In the past, I have been a member of the American Philosophical Association's committee on Asian and Asian-American Philosophers and Philosophies, and involved with teaching philosophy to pre-college aged students (I taught an introductory logic and philosophy of science course that formed part of the Yale Pathways to Science Summer SCHOLAR Program).

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Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall 2020 GS/PHIL6100 3.0 A Ancient Philosophy SEMR
Fall 2020 AP/PHIL1001 3.0 A Knowledge, Truth, and Reality LECT


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Winter 2021 AP/PHIL4090 3.0 M Seminar in Metaphysics SEMR
Winter 2021 AP/PHIL1001 3.0 M Knowledge, Truth, and Reality LECT


I am presently an assistant professor of philosophy at York University. I was previously an assistant professor of philosophy at the University of Louisville and I obtained my PhD from Yale University in December of 2015. My primary areas of research are epistemology, philosophy of language, aesthetics, and philosophy of mind. I am especially intrigued by questions having to do with skepticism, fictionalism, and metaphor, as well as how cross-cultural philosophy can shed new light on them. I am also interested in whether (and how) works of art—and in particular, literature—can have epistemic content and value, and what the philosophical upshots of this might be. In addition, I serve as associate editor of Oxford Studies in Epistemology. I am also a member of the organizing committee for the Midwest Conference on Chinese Thought, Vice President of the Canadian Society for Women in Philosophy, and President of the American Society for Aesthetics, Rocky Mountain Division. In the past, I have been a member of the American Philosophical Association's committee on Asian and Asian-American Philosophers and Philosophies, and involved with teaching philosophy to pre-college aged students (I taught an introductory logic and philosophy of science course that formed part of the Yale Pathways to Science Summer SCHOLAR Program).


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall 2020 GS/PHIL6100 3.0 A Ancient Philosophy SEMR
Fall 2020 AP/PHIL1001 3.0 A Knowledge, Truth, and Reality LECT


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Winter 2021 AP/PHIL4090 3.0 M Seminar in Metaphysics SEMR
Winter 2021 AP/PHIL1001 3.0 M Knowledge, Truth, and Reality LECT