Ph.D., University of Hawai'i-Manoa, May 2015
Dr. Chinn specializes in Aesthetics and Chinese Philosophy. Other areas of research and teaching include Philosophy of Music, Buddhist Philosophy, Phenomenology, and Philosophy of Nature. Her current work focuses on several areas: musical meaning and the senses, the relationship of music to truth, and the imagination in Chinese Philosophy. She also maintains a long running investigation into the void, emptiness, and nothing. Dr. Chinn’s publications include essays on music and nature (“Sensing the Wind: The Timely Music of Nature’s Memory, Journal of Environmental Philosophy) as well as music and the self (“Persona: Resounding Selves and Empty Music,” On the True Sense of Art: A Critical Companion to the Transfigurements of John Sallis).