Prof. Dr. Hong Yu Wong

Chair of philosophy with a focus on cognitive science

University ofTübingen
Philosophical Seminar
Bursagasse 1
D - 72070 Tübingen

+49 (0)7071 29 74347

Consultation hours: by appointment, Room No. 321, Burse, 

Main research

  • Philosophy of mind
  • Philosophy of congnitive sciences
  • Action theory
  • Metaphysics
  • Aesthetics


Seit 2017

Professorship for Philosophy, Tübingen University

2010 - 2016

Junior Research Group Leader, CIN Philosophy of Neuroscience Group, Tübingen University

2009 - 2010

Jacobsen Research Fellow and CenSes Fellow, Institute of Philosophy, University of London


PhD in Philosophy, University College London


MPhil in Philosophy, University College London


de Vignemont, F., Serino, A., Wong, H.Y., and Farne, A. (eds.) The world at your finger tip: a multidisciplinary exploration of peripersonal space, Oxford University Press (2021)

Orbán, K. and Wong, H.Y. “On the Possibility of Multimodal Bodily Immunity to Error Through Misidentification”, in F. Calzavarini & M. Viola (eds.) New Challenges in Philosophy of Neuroscience, Springer, 2021.

Wong, H.Y. “Embodied Agency”, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, doi: 10.1111/phpr.12392, 2018.

van der Veer, A.H., Alsmith, A.J.T., Longo, M., Wong, H.Y., Bülthoff, H.H., Mohler, B.J. (2018) “Where am I in virtual reality?” PLoS ONE 13(10): e0204358.

Wong, H.Y. “In and Out of Balance”, in F. de Vignemont and A. Alsmith (eds.) The Subject’s Matter: Self-Consciousness and the Body, MIT Press, 2017.

Wong, H.Y. “On Proprioception in Action: Multimodality versus Deafferentation,” Mind and Language 32(3): 259-282, 2017.

Wong, H.Y. “On the Significance of Bodily Awareness for Action”, Philosophical Quarterly, 65: 790-812, 2015.

Linkenauger, S.A., Wong, H.Y., Geuss, M., Stefanucci, J.K., Proffitt, D.R., Bülthoff, H.H., and Mohler, B.J. (2015) “The Perceptual Homunculus: The Perception of Bodily Proportions”, Journal of Experimental Psychology: General 144: 103-113.

Wong, H.Y. “Personal and Sub-Personal: Overcoming Explanatory Apartheid”, in T.-W. Hung (ed.) Communicative Action (Singapore: Springer, 2014), pp. 93-104.

Wong, H.Y. “Cartesian Psychophysics”, in P. van Inwagen and D. Zimmerman (eds.), Persons: Human and Divine (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007), pp. 169-195.

Wong, H.Y. “Emergents from Fusion”, Philosophy of Science, vol. 73, pp. 345-367 (2006).

O’Connor, T., and Wong, H.Y. “The Metaphysics of Emergence”, Noûs 39: 658-678 (2005).

Staff members

Dr. Krisztina Orbán

Alison Springle

Doctoral candidates

Julian Saccone

Academic assistants

Rebecca Dreier