Haoying Liu

Five College Teaching Assistant in Philosophy

Contact & Office Hours

Fall 2019
Wednesday and Friday
11 a.m.-12 p.m;
Or by appointment.

Dewey Hall 305



B.A., Fudan University, Shanghai, China


Haoying Liu is a teaching assistant in The Logic Program and a lecturer in the Department of Philosophy.

He is interested in how to understand consciousness. In his dissertation Moving Forward on the Problem of Consciousness?, he argues that panpsychism, the view that consciousness exists in the basic components of the physical world, would not make a fruitful ground for further studies of the nature of consciousness. 

Haoying is currently working on a theory according to which the ability to think about consciousness depends on the ability to form conscious expectations of (others') experiences. He is also interested in the philosophical/metaphilosophical questions concerning (i) the metaphysics of consciousness, (ii) the sciences of consciousness, (iii) existentialism, (iv) Confucianism, and (v) philosophy with children.

Haoying Liu is currently a Ph.D. candidate in philosophy at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.