About

In Tamsui, Taiwan, 2022

My name is Yu Li-an (游 立安). I do research on philosophy of science with an emphasis on axiology of science. I have been developing my doctoral thesis with the working title Controlling Nature: An Axiological Examination of Science-Based Climate Policymaking at Bielefeld University in Germany. Before that, I studied earth science at National Taiwan Normal University, and completed my master’s degree with a thesis titled Determinism and Indeterminism in the Light of Modern Physics at National Yang-Ming University in Taiwan.

My research interests chiefly lie in the multifaceted relationship between scientific research and policymaking in social and historical context. I seek to explore historical cases of incorporating science into differing views of society and nature in intercultural settings. I examine the claims made and actions taken by historical agents at the intersection of various cultural, epistemic, and practical systems, and take a close look at these interacting systems as cultural adaption processes using a novel threefold evaluation scheme. Currently, I pay more attention to earth and environmental sciences in policymaking from the mid-19th century onward.

I relax with reading, cooking, music, learning languages, workout, photography, and travel, and am happy with being an amateur social critic.

I have been a (lacto-ovo) vegetarian since 2003, based on the argument that animals are cute.


Some Pictorial Representations of the Temporal Parts of Li-an

In Bielefeld, Germany, 2021

In Yilan, Taiwan, 2020

In Tamsui, Taiwan, 2018

In Pescadores, Taiwan, 2016

In Kyoto, Japan, 2014

In Taipei, Taiwan, 2012

In Los Angeles, California, 2011

In Los Angeles, California, 2011

In Taitung, Taiwan, 2011

In Taipei, Taiwan, 2009

In Taipei, Taiwan, 2008

In Taipei, Taiwan, 2007

In Hualien, Taiwan, 2002

In Taipei, Taiwan, 2001

In Taipei, Taiwan, 1990

In Taipei, Taiwan, 1990

In Taipei, Taiwan, 1990