Department of Philosophy

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Kanit (Mitinunwong) Sirichan

 

Kanit (Mitinunwong) Sirichan 
Academic position: Assistant Professor


Department of Philosophy
Faculty of Arts
Chulalongkorn University
Phyathai Road
Bangkok 10330, Thailand
Telephone: (66-2) 218-4754 Fax. (66-2) 218-4755
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Education:

Ph.D. (Philosophy) University of Warwick, UK (2004)
M.A. (Philosophy) Chulalongkorn University, Thailand (1992)
B.A. (English) Thammasat University, Thailand (1987)

PhD Thesis :

Title: “An Ontology of Practice” (Doctoral Supervisor: Michael Luntley)
Department of Philosophy, University of Warwick

Areas of Specializations:

Metaphysics, Philosophy of Language and Mind

Teaching Experiences:

Metaphysics, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind, Modern Philosophy, Philosophical Analysis, Reasoning, Epistemology, Introduction to Philosophy, Philosophy and Logic

Published Articles (including forthcoming):

  • Kanit (Mitinunwong) Sirichan “Analogy, Concepts and Cognition” (forthcoming) a research paper written in Thai as a part of the project “Thinking, Technology and Good Life”, Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University.

· Kanit (Mitinunwong) Sirichan & Ernest Lepore (2015) “In Hate Hated”: Hate Speech and Its Content” published in Proceedings of the International Symposium “Philosophy in Dialogue: Bridging the Great Philosophical Divides” (26-28 March 2015, Department of Philosophy, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand)

· Kanit (Mitinunwong) Sirichan (2012) “Reasoning and Its Limits” Philosophia OSAKA No.7 (31-45)

· Kanit (Mitinunwong) Sirichan (2008) “Thinking Critically as an Examination of Thoughts” Proceedings of the XXII World Congress of Philosophy , Vol. 37. (259-266).

· Kanit (Mitinunwong) Sirichan (2008) “Some Remarks on Reason in the Philosophy of Mark Tamthai : the Gap between Reason and Empathy (in Thai) Journal of the Philosophy and Religion Society of Thailand. Volume 3 Number 1 March (6-26)

· Kanit (Mitinunwong) Sirichan. (2006). “Ineffability and Quietism in Wittgenstein” (in Thai) in Journal of the Philosophy and Religion Society of Thailand, Volume 2, September. (72-101)

· Kanit Mitinunowng (2004) ‘Un’ontologia della practica’ (‘An Ontology of Practice’) (Translated into Italian language) Discipline Filosofiche XIVI 2004 (119-138).

· Kanit Mitinunwong. (2003) “Rule-Following: a Suggestion for a Reading on Wittgenstein’s Rule-Following Argument” (in Thai) in Journal of Political Science, Faculty of Political Science, Thammasat University, Thailand 24, Vol. 3, 2003.

Conference &Workshops Presentations:

  • What is the content of hate speech?” : a presentation for the public workshop on “Hate Speech: an International Perspectives in and for Asian Region” organized by Prof. Taro Mochizuki at Tayonaka Campus, Osaka University, Japan, December 15, 2018.

· “What is it for a group to have a thought?”: a presentation for the panel “Potentiality of Southeast Asian Philosophy” organized by Prof. Yasuo Deguchi (Kyoto University) for The Fourth Conference on Contemporary Philosophy in East Asia (CCPEA 2018) at National Chengchi University, The Republic of China, Taiwan, August 9-11, 2018.

· “Reference and Collective Intentionality: from Philosophy of Language and Mind to Philosophy of Social Sciences”: a lecture for the “Shanxi University Workshop on the Development Trend of the Philosophy of Social Science” as a part of “The Asian Network for the Philosophy of the Social Sciences” (ANPOSS), March 20-23, 2018, Shanxi University, China.

· “What is intentionality about?” - a preliminary talk for An International Workshop on Dialetheism and Related Issues in Analytic Asian Philosophy, June 23-24, 2017, Kyoto University.

· “Analogy, Concept and Cognition” (17 July 2016) Chulalongkorn University – Osaka University International Joint Conference: Frontiers of Philosophical Investigation in Asia at the Department of Philosophy, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

· “In Hate Hated”: Hate Speech and Its Content” (26-28 March 2015) International Symposium “Philosophy in Dialogue: Bridging the Great Philosophical Divides” at the Department of Philosophy, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

· “Problems of Teaching Critical Thinking” (19-20 December 2013) Presenter &Facilitator in a Roundtable on Critical Thinking and Philosophical Practice, Department of Philosophy, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand (in collaboration with the project “Philosophical Practice for Peace Building”, Osaka University, Japan.

· “A Wittgensteinian Conception of Practice and Teaching Critical Thinking in Southeast Asian Context” (24-29 November 2012) A conference on  "Philosophical Practice for Peace Building" Paññāsāstra University of Cambodia , Cambodia.

· “Reasoning and Its Limits” (21-22 December 2009) An International Forum on Critical Thinking, Reasoning and Philosophical Practice, Department of Philosophy, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand.

· “Thinking Critically as an Examination of Thoughts” (August 2008) The XXII World Congress of Philosophy, Seoul, Korea.

· “Is there a Cultural Identity?” (October 2003) Annual Meeting of the Philosophy and Religion Society of Thailand, Khon Kean University, Khon Kaen, Thailand.

Special Lectures (selected):

· “Introduction to Philosophy” teaching for the BA program in Ethics, Philosophy and Economics of the International College, Mahidol University, Thailand (2nd semester, 2017-2018)

· Lectures for the School of Letters, Department of Philosophy, Osaka University, Japan, Spring Term 2009, in the course “Philosophical Conceptions of Critical Reasoning: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives” on three topics:

1. What is a thought? – A Fregean Conception of Thoughts

2. Can we have an empty thought? – Russell’s Theory of Description

3. What is it for one to follow a rule? – Wittgenstein: Rule-Following Argument

· “Wittgenstein’s Philosophy of Language” Outreach Program of the Philosophy and Religion Society of Thailand, May 2008. (Lectures in Thai)

· “Social Practices” Outreach Program of the Philosophy and Religion Society of Thailand, May 2004. (Lectures in Thai)

· “Anti-Realism and Post-Modernism” teaching for the course Philosophy of Nursing Science, Faculty of Nursing Science, Chulalongkorn University and Mahidol University. Thailand. (2004-2009) (Lectures in Thai)

Works in Progress :

1. 2020  “The Direct Reference of Hate Speech and Its Emptiness”

2. 2020   a paper on collective consciousness/ social ontology

3. 2011- present: “Philosophical Investigations” by Ludwig Wittgenstein (Translation into Thai)

4. 2011- present: “Problems in Contemporary Metaphysics: an Approach in Analytic Philosophy” (Textbook in Thai)

5. 2015-present : “A Very Short Introduction to Philosophy of Mind” (Textbook in Thai)

Visiting Scholar:

· Department of Philosophy, Indiana University, USA. (April 1-30, 2018) (Host Professor: Kirk Ludwig)

· Center for Cognitive Science, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, USA. (14 January – 3 March 2012) (Host Professor: Ernest Lepore)

Scholarships:

· Chulalongkorn Scholarship for PhD study at the University of Warwick, UK (1996-2002)

· DAAD Scholarship for PhD study at Bielefeld University, Germany (1994-1996)

Thesis Advisor:

Successful MA Thesis:

· Jittiwat Naragornpaijit (2019) MA Thesis “Consciousness Eliminated in Daniel Dennett” (co-advising with Prof. Yasuo Deguchi, Department of Philosophy, Kyoto University)

· Rajapol Thammawatana (2018) MA Thesis “The Manifestation Argument of Semantic Ant-Realism”

· Natika Krongyut (2009) MA Thesis “Putnam’s Semantic Externalism”

· Pailin Pinsamang (2006) MA Thesis “Problems of Empty Names”

PhD Thesis in progress:

Pailin Pinsum-ang (2019) PhD Thesis “An Evansian View on Cognitive Dynamics”

Thesis External Examiner:

· Michel Thiery (2004) PhD Dissertation “Critique of Popper’s Falsification Theory: A Phenomenological Approach” (Assumption University, Thailand)

Selected Administrative Roles& Academic Service:

· Department Chair (October 2012- June 2016)

· Director of Philosophy Graduate Program (October 2015- June 2016)

· Member of the Faculty of Arts Board (2008-2010) (2012-2016)

· Member of the Committee of the Research Section of Faculty of Arts (2015-2017)

· Member of the Committee of the Academic Section of Faculty of Arts (2011-2012)

· External Assessor for the BA program in Ethics, Philosophy and Economics of the International College, Mahidol University, Thailand (2013-2014, 2018)

(updated September, 2020)