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)
PhD (Monash, M'sia)

Programme Chair
Philosophy of Religion particularly mysticism; metaphysics
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Major Publications

  1. Gan, Peter Chong-Beng. (2015). Dialectics and the sublime in Underhill’s mysticism. Singapore: Springer.
  2. Gan, Peter. (2015). Constructing a deconstructive sublime. Journal of  Aesthetics and Phenomenology, Volume 2(1): pp. 73-92.    
  3. 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
  4. Gan, Peter. (2011). Being and becoming and the immanence-transcendence relation in Evelyn Underhill’s mystical philosophy. Sophia, Vol. 50(3), 375-389.
  5. Gan, Peter. (2010). Beyond passive acceptance: Openness to transformation by the other in a political philosophy of pluralism. In Göran Collste (Ed.). Identity and Pluralism: Ethnicity, Religion, and Values, (pp. 62-79). Linköping: Centre for Applied Ethics, Linköping University Press.
  6. Gan, Peter. (2009). Union and difference: A dialectical structuring of St. John of the Cross’ mysticism. Sophia, Vol. 48(1): 43-57.
  7. Gan, Peter. (2008). Hegel and Malaysia: Dialectics meets a constitutional monarchy. Philosophia: International Journal of Philosophy, Vol. 37(1), 61-77.
  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.