Name

CHUNG, Hun

Official Title

Associate Professor(tenure-track)

Affiliation

(School of Political Science and Economics)

Profile

I am an Associate Professor (tenure-track) at the School of Political Science and Economics at Waseda University. I was born and raised in South Korea. I received my B.A. in Philosophy (Summa Cum Laude) at Seoul National University in 2006. I received my M.A and first Ph.D. in Philosophy (specializing in Moral and Political Philosophy) at Cornell University in 2012. I received my MA. and second Ph.D. in Political Science (specializing in Formal Political Theory and Political Philosophy) at the University of Rochester in 2017. I work at the intersection of Political Philosophy and Formal Theory (Game/Social Choice Theory). In short, PPE (Philosophy, Politics, & Economics). Specifically, I employ the formal tools of game and social choice theory to answer foundational questions in distributive justice, political/democratic legitimacy, political stability, liberal rights, and the history of political philosophy. To learn more about my research, please visit my webpage at: http://hunchung.com

Contact Information

Mail Address

Mail Address
hunchung1980@gmail.com
Mail Address(Others)
hun.chung@aoni.waseda.jp

Address・Phone Number・Fax Number

Address
School of Political Science and Economics, Waseda University (Bldg. 3), 1-6-1 Nishiwaseda Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-8050, Japan

URL

Web Page URL

http://hunchung.com

Sub-affiliation

Sub-affiliation

Faculty of Political Science and Economics(Graduate School of Political Science)

Career

2018/09-Waseda UniversitySchool of Political Science and EconomicsAssociate Professor (tenure-track)
2018/01-2018/08Korea Military AcademyDepartment of PhilosophyAssistant Professor (with tenure)
2016/08-2017/05University of RochesterDepartment of Political ScienceTeaching Assistant
2015/08-2016/05University of ArizonaDepartment of Philosophy/Freedom CenterPostdoctoral Fellow in PPE
2014/08-2015/05Rochester Institute of TechnologyDepartment of PhilosophyVisiting Assistant Professor
2011/08-2012/05Cornell UniversityKnight Institute/Sage School of PhilosophyInstructor/Visiting Scholar
2008/08-2010/05Cornell UniversitySage School of PhilosophyTeaching Assitant

Academic Society Joined

Korean Societ for Ethics Director of International Affairs

Korean Association of Ethics Director

American Philosophical Association Member

American Political Science Association Member

Midwest Political Science Association Member

The PPE Society Member

Korean Political Science Association Member

Korean Philosophical Association Member

Korean Society for Philosophy of Science Member

Korean Society for Analytic Philosophy Member

Award

The 1st Mo-Ha Prize for Best Paper Written in Analytic Philosophy by a Korean Philosopher (for "Prospect Utilitarianism: A Better Alternative to Sufficientarianism" published in Philsophical Studies 174 (8): 1911-1933)

2017/11Conferment Institution:The Korean Society for Analytic Philosophy

The Annual Department of Political Science Prize for Excellence in Teaching by a Graduate Student

2017/08Conferment Institution:Department of Political Science, University of Rochester

The KFAS Doctoral Fellowship Award (highly competitive; approximately 10 people in all fields of humanities & social sciences get chosen each year through nationwide competition in Korea)

2006/03Conferment Institution:The Korea Foundation for Advanced Studies

The Myungkyung Prize for Best B.A. Thesis

2006/08Conferment Institution:Department of Philsophy, Seoul National University

Research Field

Keywords

Political Philosophy, Formal Theory, Game・Social Choice Theory

Paper

The Well-Ordered Society under Crisis: A Formal Analysis of Public Reason vs. Convergence Discourse

Chung, Hun

American Journal of Political Science (SSCI) Peer Review Yes 2019/07-

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Rawls's Self-Defeat: A Formal Analysis

Chung, Hun

Erkenntnis (AHCI) Peer Review Yes 2018/12-

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Directional Equilibria

Chung, Hun and John Duggan

Journal of Theoretical Politics (SSCI) Peer Review Yes 30(3) p.272 - 3052018/07-

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The Impossibility of Liberal Rights in a Diverse World

Chung, Hun

Economics and Philosophy (SSCI) Peer Review Yes Published Online2018-

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Diversity and Rights: a Social Choice Theoretic Analysis of the Possibility of Public Reason

Chung, Hun and Brian Kogelmann

Synthese (SCI, SSCI, AHCI) Peer Review Yes Published Online2018-

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Prospect Utilitarianism: A Better Alternative to Sufficientarianism

Chung, Hun

Philosophical Studies (AHCI) Peer Review Yes 174(8) p.1911 - 19332017/08-

DOIlink

The Instability of John Rawls’s “Stability for the Right Reasons”

Chung, Hun

Episteme (AHCI) Peer Review Yes Published Online2017/05-

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A Game-Theoretic Solution to the Inconsistency Between Thrasymachus and Glaucon in Plato’s Republic

Chung, Hun

Ethical Perspectives (SSCI, AHCI) Peer Review Yes 23(2) p.383 - 4102016/09-

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Psychological Egoism and Hobbes

Chung, Hun

Filozofia (AHCI) Peer Review Yes 71(3) p.197 - 2082016/03-

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Is Harry Frankfurt’s ‘Doctrine of Sufficiency’ Sufficient?

Chung, Hun

Organon F (AHCI) Peer Review Yes 23(1) p.50 - 712016/02-

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Hobbes’s State of Nature: A Modern Bayesian Game-Theoretic Analysis

Chung, Hun

Journal of the American Philosophical Association (SCOPUS) Peer Review Yes 1(2) p.485 - 5082015/09-

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Philippa Foot’s Ethical Naturalism: A Defense

Chung, Hun

Journal of Ethics (KCI) Peer Review Yes 101p.101 - 1352015/05-

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On Descartes’ Argument for the Existence of God in the Third Meditation

Chung, Hun

Korean Journal of Ethics Peer Review Yes 4(1) 2015/05-

Game Theory, Rational Choice Theory, and the Prisoner’s Dilemma: Some Clarifications

Chung, Hun

The Korean Journal for Philosophy of Science (KCI) Peer Review Yes 17(3) p.23 - 512014/11-

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Understanding Rationality in Hobbes and Hume

Chung, Hun

Filozofia (AHCI) Peer Review Yes 69(8) p.687 - 6962014/10-

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Social Power and Systematic Luck: A Critical Analysis of Brian Barry and Keith Dowding’s Debate on Power

Chung, Hun

Korean Journal of Ethics Peer Review Yes 3(2) 2014/10-

Are Decent Non-Liberal Societies Really Non-Liberal? : A Critical Response to John Rawls's The Law of Peoples

Chung, Hun

철학사상 Journal of Philosophical Ideas (KCI) Peer Review Yes 52p.201 - 2312014/05-

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R M Hare’s Reconstruction of G. E. Moore’s Open Question Argument

Chung, Hun

Korean Journal of Ethics Peer Review Yes 3(1) 2014/05-

A Critical Analysis of Michael Smith’s Defense ofEthicalInternalism

Chung, Hun

Journal of Ethics (KCI) Peer Review Yes 95(95) p.85 - 1052014/05-

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Firth’s Ideal Observer Theory and Its Problems

Chung, Hun

철학사상 Journal of Philosophical Ideas (KCI) Peer Review Yes 48p.175 - 2042013/05-

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Reconsidering the Principle of Fair-Play and a Reply to Richard Arneson (in Korean)

Chung, Hun

Korean Journal of Philosophy (KCI) Peer Review Yes 110p.231 - 2792012/02-

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Overlapping Consensus and Utilitarianism – A Reply to Samuel Scheffler (in Korean)

Chung, Hun

Korean Journal of Philosophy (KCI) Peer Review Yes 103p.275 - 3112010/05-

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Sandel’s Republicanism-its meaning and possible problems

Chung, Hun

Philosophical Forum Peer Review Yes 342006-

Books And Publication

경제학적 도구들과 사고방식은 윤리학에 어떤 도움을 줄 수 있는가? (“How Economics Can Help Ethical Theorists”)

Chung, Hun et al.(Sharing writing)

SNU Institute of Philosophical Research, Dong-Nyuk Press2014-

Detali

Scholarly Book

On-campus Research System

Special Research Project

A Formal Theory of Democratic Deliberation

2018Collaborator:John Duggan

Research Results Outline:[Abstract of Research Paper] Inspired by impossibility theorems of social c[Abstract of Research Paper] Inspired by impossibility theorems of social choice theory, many democratic theorists have argu...[Abstract of Research Paper] Inspired by impossibility theorems of social choice theory, many democratic theorists have argued that aggregative forms of democracy cannot lend full democratic justification for the collective decisions reached. Hence, democratic theorists have turned their attention to deliberative democracy, according to which “outcomes are democratically legitimate if and only if they could be the object of a free and reasoned agreement among equals.” (Cohen 1997a: 73) However, relatively little work has been done to offer a formal theory of democratic deliberation. This paper helps fill that gap by offering a formal theory of three different modes of democratic deliberation: myopic discussion, constructive discussion, and debate. In either form of discussion, positions are considered according to an exogenous protocol and arguments applied to them, whereas in a debate, two participants who have diametrically opposed preferences take turns and propose positions with supporting reasons/arguments. We show that myopic discussion suffers from indeterminacy of long run outcomes, while constructive discussion and debate are conclusive, i.e., both forms of deliberation converge to a position that is maximally justified according to at least one reason/argument. Finally, unlike the other two modes of deliberation, debate is path independent and converges to a unique compromise position, irrespective of the initial status quo.

Lecture Course

Course TitleSchoolYearTerm
Research Methods in Political Science (Normative Studies) [E] 02School of Political Science and Economics2019fall semester
Intermediate Seminar (Introduction to Game Theory 1) [E] 01School of Political Science and Economics2019spring semester
Intermediate Seminar (Introduction to Game Theory 2) [E] 01School of Political Science and Economics2019fall semester
Public Philosophy (Political Perspectives) [E] 01School of Political Science and Economics2019spring semester
Basic Seminar [E] 04School of Political Science and Economics2019fall semester
Public Philosophy (Economic Perspectives) [E] 01School of Political Science and Economics2019spring semester
Research Methods in Political Science (Normative Studies)Graduate School of Political Science2019fall semester
Public PhilosophyGraduate School of Political Science2019fall semester
Modern Political ThoughtGraduate School of Political Science2019spring semester
Research Methods in Political Science (Normative Studies)(Chung)Graduate School of Economics2019fall semester