Philosophy and Civilization

Peter Gan Chong Beng, Dr.
Senior Lecturer
Academic Qualifications
B. Theol. (Melbourne College of Divinity)
B.A. (Hons.) (Monash, Aust.)
M.Soc.Sc. (USM, M'sia)
Ph.D. (Monash, M'sia)

Area of Specialization
Philosophy of Religion (particularly Mysticism), Metaphysics
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Major Publications

  1. Gan, Peter. (2016). Religious transcendence: Hope for global communication ethics. In Göran Collste (Ed.) Ethics and Communication: Global Perspectives, (pp. 143-159). London: Rowman and Littlefield.
  2. Gan, Peter Chong-Beng. (2016). Ethics precedes religious beliefs: The basis of solidarity. Kemanusiaan: The Asian Journal of Philosophy, Vol. 23(2), 51-69.
  3. Gan, Peter Chong-Beng. (2015). Dialectics and the sublime in Underhill’s mysticism. Singapore: Springer.
  4. Gan, Peter. (2015). Constructing a deconstructive sublime. Journal of Aesthetics and Phenomenology, Vol. 2(1): pp. 73-92.    
  5. Gan, Peter. (2013). Spontaneity and non-spontaneity in wu-wei as an ethical concept in early Daoism. Philosophia: International Journal of Philosophy, Vol. 14(1), 1-15
  6. Gan, Peter. (2011). Being and becoming and the immanence-transcendence relation in Evelyn Underhill’s mystical philosophy. Sophia, Vol. 50(3), 375-389.
  7. Gan, Peter. (2009). Union and difference: A dialectical structuring of St. John of the Cross’ mysticism. Sophia, Vol. 48(1): 43-57.
  8. Gan, Peter. (2006). The meeting of religions along the axes of mysticism and the quest for meaning in life. In Göran Collste (Ed.). Religious and Ethnic Pluralism in Malaysia (pp. 27-38). Linköping: Linköping University Press.
  9. Gan, Peter. (2005). Georges Bataille: Mysticism, negativity, and transgression. Philosophia: International Journal of Philosophy, Vol. 34(2), 200-214.
  10. Gan, Peter. (2004). Asian physical culture: Its spiritual and moral implications. Jurnal Ilmu Kemanusiaan (Journal of Humanities), Vol.11, 1-19.