Wilson Lee

  • Philosophy
  • School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences

Contact details



Dugald Stewart Building

3 Charles Street, Edinburgh
Post code


  • MA (Research) in Philosophy, National University of Singapore (2015–2017)
  • BA (Hons) in Philosophy, National University of Singapore (2011–2015)

Responsibilities & affiliations

Organiser and Administrator of EPiPHENy (Edinburgh Philosophy and Phenomenology) Reading Group

Undergraduate teaching

  • PHIL08016 Greats: From Plato to the Enlightenment (Spring, 2018)

Research summary

False Consciousness, Ideology, Moral Responsibility

Current research interests

My PhD research focuses on the relationship between false consciousness and moral responsibility. Specifically, I am concerned with the difficulties of certain conceptions of moral responsibility in accounting for blameworthy actions performed under false consciousness.

Past research interests

Comparative Philosophy, Classical Chinese Philosophy, History of Western Philosophy, Zhuangzi, Han Feizi, Søren Kierkegaard, Hannah Arendt

Papers delivered

  • "Truth as Terrible as Death: Doxastic False Consciousness and the Problem of Voluntary Servitude," OZSW Graduate Conference in Theoretical Philosophy: ‘Philosophy and the ALT World’, Amsterdam, Jan 2018
  • "Han Feizi's Genealogical Arguments," 20th International Conference of the International Society for Chinese Philosophy, Singapore, Jul 2017
  • "Confucianism and Totalitarianism," 20th International Conference of the International Society for Chinese Philosophy, Singapore, Jul 2017 (accepted but not delivered due to personal circumstances)
  • "Laughing at One's Own Moral Failure with the Zhuangzi," 4th Graduate Conference on Asian Philosophy, Taipei, Apr 2017
  • "Han Feizi and the Genealogy of Virtues," 6th Singapore-Hong Kong-Macau Symposium on Chinese Philosophy, Hong Kong, Apr 2016
  • "The Nativity of Politics: Hannah Arendt on Natality, Narrativity, and the Question Concerning Totalitarianism," National University of Singapore Department of Philosophy Graduate Seminar Series, Singapore, Apr 2016
  • "Banality and Blameworthiness: Moral Ignorance, Badness, and Bad Faith," Australasian Philosophy Postgraduate Conference, Adelaide, Sep-Oct 2015 (accepted but not delivered due to personal circumstances)
  • "Diluvian Discourses: Zhiyan and Therapeutic Scepticism in the Zhuangzi," 2nd Annual Triangular Graduate Student Conference, Singapore, Mar 2015