Simon van Rysewyk
Shih Hsin University Language Center, Shih Hsin University, Lane 17, Mu-Cha Road, Section 1, Taipei City, Taipei County 116, Taiwan ROC
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BPhEd Exercise Prescription, University of Otago, 2000
MA Philosophy, Massey University, 1995; Thesis: Wittgenstein and Grammar
BA Philosophy, Massey University, 1993
Lecturer, Shih Hsin University Language Center, Taiwan, 2005-Teacher, National Taiwan Normal University English Language Center, 2005
Teacher, Department of Health, Taiwan, 2005
Teacher, Chinese Culture University, Department of English, Taiwan, 2005
Teacher, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, 2004
Manager, Hess Educational Organization, Taiwan, 2004
Head Teacher, Hess Educational Organization, Taiwan, 2001-2003
Teaching Fellow, School of Physical Education, University of Otago, New Zealand, 2000
Scholarships and Awards
1. Visiting Lecturer, Graduate Institute of Philosophy, National Central University, Taiwan, October 22 – December 24, 2008. Topic: Wittgenstein’s private language arguments (10 lectures).
2. Visiting Scholar, Center for Humanities Research, National Taiwan University, June 23 – September 30, 2008.
1. The Translucent Face – Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences. No. 9, July 2008, 67-84.
2. The rebus puzzle motivates students in Taiwan university English programs – submitted to English Learning and Teaching, July 4, 2008. Status: under review.
3. Divination in Taiwan – submitted to National Central University Journal of Humanities, July 7, 2008. Status: under review.
4. First-Person Psychological Sentences: A Range of Cases. Status: forthcoming. Target journal: National Taiwan University Philosophical Review.
5. Wittgenstein on Emotion and Perception. Status: forthcoming with Edoardo Zamuner. Target journal: Philosophical Investigations.
Refeered Conference Papers
1. Wittgenstein and the consequences of facial paralysis – International Wittgenstein Conference in Taiwan, November 7-8, 2008, National Taiwan University.
2. Facial Expressions, Descriptions and Avowals. The 12th European Conference on Facial Expression, July 28-31, 2008.
3. First-Person Utterances of Facial Expressions are Typically Avowals. ASSC 12 Conference,June 19-22, 2008. Format: poster.
4. The Subtle Face: Understanding Without Interpretation (with Kai-Yuan Cheng).Interpretation Conference, December 2, 2007, National Taipei University, Taiwan.
5. Picture This: English Idioms as Rebus Puzzles.The Sixteenth International Symposium and Book Fair on English Teaching, November 10, 2007, Taiwan.
1. Understanding Facial Recognition. October 31, 2008. Institute of Philosophy of Mind and Cognition, Chinese Culture University, Taiwan.
2. Wittgenstein and Facial Recognition. January 7, 2008. Department of Philosophy, National Taiwan University, Taiwan.
3. Thinking Skills in English. April 22, 2005. Department of English, Chinese Culture University,Taiwan.
International Wittgenstein Conference in Taiwan co-organizer. November 7-8, 2008, National Taiwan University, Taiwan (with Jeu-Jeng Yuann, Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, National Taiwan University).
Related Professional Activities
1. Editor, Office of International Affairs, Academia Sinica, Taiwan, 2007-
2. Editor, Hospitals in Taiwan, Taiwan Hospital Association, 2005.
3. Writer, English Protocol for Diplomatic Visitors, Department of Health, Taiwan, 2005.
4. Writer, Global Forum for Health Leaders, Department of Health, Taiwan, 2005.
5. Writer, Government Writing Project, National Development Initiatives Institute, Taiwan, 2005.
English Teacher’s Association, ROC
International High IQ Society
International Society for Facial Expression
Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness