Lokchun K. Gustin Law

Lokchun Law
Collegiate Assistant Professor, Society of Fellows
Gates-Blake 403
Office Hours: Autumn Quarter: Office Hours: Autumn Quarter: Tuesdays 3:30-5:30 p.m. (Online and by appointment only. See below.)
University of Pittsburgh, PhD, 2018
Teaching at UChicago since 2021
Research Interests: Ancient (Chinese, Greek, and Roman) Philosophy, Ethics, Philosophy of Action

I go by Gus (he/him/his).  Taking a transcultural approach, I proactively explore culturally diverse sources and draw upon whichever texts or thinkers I find promising for the problems I am engaged with. Currently, my research problems are centered on causal ambiguity -- the appearance that one thing has causes of different kinds --, virtue, and their intersections. I am especially interested in the roles causal ambiguity and virtue have in reconciling the appearance that we are objects of behavioral and natural sciences with the appearance that, unlike many animals, we have regard for the world apart from its usefulness. To deal with such problems, I am exploring early Greek and Chinese sources, as well as contemporary Anglophone discourses. Some of the works important to my research are by Mengzi, Aristotle, Anselm, G. E. M. Anscombe, and Susan Wolf.

Students can sign up for office hours on this self-service page: https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/GussOfficeHours@uchicagoedu.onmicrosoft.com/bookings/. Students can also contact me to schedule a meeting outside that regular window.