Puqun Li

BA (ZZU), MA (RUC), MA (Carleton), PhD (Ottawa)
Phone: 604.599.2816
Voicemail: 9529
Richmond Office: R2677

Dr. Puqun Li views philosophy as a personal struggle in becoming a decent human being, rather than as a list of free-floating theories. His teaching slogan is: "If you can not give an example of what you are talking about, you don't actually know what you are talking about." His areas of specialization and interests are Wittgenstein, Asian Philosophy, and Comparative Philosophy. Publications include A Guide to Asian Philosophy Classics, 2012 Broadview, Canada, and Wittgenstein on Non-significant Propositions, 2010, VDM Verlag, Germany. He enjoys watching figure skating and hockey, and reading Alice Munro's short stories. Dr. Li's also teaches an East and West Comparative Philosophy online course for Athabasca University.

Courses taught

  • PHIL 1100 Introduction to Philosophy
  • PHIL 1106 Introduction to Ancient and Medieval Philosophy
  • PHIL 1110 Confronting Moral Issues: Introduction to Ethics
  • PHIL 1145 Critical Thinking
  • PHIL 1150 Introduction to Formal Logic
  • PHIL 2107 Modern Philosophy: Descartes to Kant
  • PHIL 2115 Asian Philosophy
  • PHIL 2120 Philosophy of Religion
  • PHIL 3100 Great Philosophers of the 20th Century
  • PHIL 4215 Topics in Metaphysics