Jianhua Mei

Professor of Philosophy; 2022-2023 Berggruen China Center Fellow

Professor Jianhua Mei graduated from Peking University with a Ph.D. in Analytical Philosophy and Comparative Philosophy. He is currently a professor at the School of Philosophy and Sociology, Shanxi University.

His research interests are philosophy of mind, philosophy of artificial intelligence and experimental philosophy, metaphysics and pre-Qin philosophy. He is mainly concerned with a series of fundamental philosophical questions on how to understand consciousness, causality, self and reality in the context of contemporary science. He is committed to interdisciplinary and cross traditional philosophical research.

He sponsors the publication Human Cognition to understand cognition from different disciplines and cultures.

From 2022 to 2023, he will focus on the metaphysics of virtual reality, to understand reality from Eastern and Western metaphysics and virtual reality technology, and to provide a metaphysical basis for virtual reality.