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Songyao Ren

Songyao Ren

Assistant Professor of Philosophy and History of Ideas
JO 4.634

Professional Preparation

Ph.D. - Philosophy
Duke University - 2021
M.A. - East Asian Literatures and Cultures
Columbia University - 2016
B.J. - Journalism
The University of Hong Kong - 2014

Research Areas

Chinese Philosophy
Moral Psychology


Love, Grief, and Resilience 2023 - Journal Article
Commentary on Green's "Recalcitrant Beliefs and Epistemic Akrasia"
2023 - Commentary
Against Happiness 2023 - Book
Emotion, Autonoesis, and the Self 2022 - Journal Article
Flow and Wonder in the Zhuangist Ideal of Wandering 2019 - Journal Article
The Zhuangist Views on Emotions 2018 - Journal Article

News Articles

Meet the Newest Group of Tenured, Tenure-Track Faculty at UT Dallas
The University of Texas at Dallas welcomed 25 new tenured and tenure-track faculty members in 2021, with many of them joining the University this fall.