10 found
Order:
See also
Xiaoxing Zhang
Yunnan University
  1. Closure, deduction and hinge commitments.Xiaoxing Zhang - 2021 - Synthese 198 (Suppl 15):3533-3551.
    Duncan Pritchard recently proposed a Wittgensteinian solution to closure-based skepticism. According to Wittgenstein, all epistemic systems assume certain truths. The notions that we are not disembodied brains, that the Earth has existed for a long time and that one’s name is such-and-such all function as “hinge commitments.” Pritchard views a hinge commitment as a positive propositional attitude that is not a belief. Because closure principles concern only knowledge-apt beliefs, they do not apply to hinge commitments. Thus, from the fact that (...)
    Direct download (5 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   3 citations  
  2. Practical knowledge without practical expertise: the social cognitive extension via outsourcing.Xiaoxing Zhang - 2023 - Philosophical Studies 180 (4):1255-1275.
    Practical knowledge is discussed in close relation to practical expertise. For both anti-intellectualists and intellectualists, the knowledge of how to φ is widely assumed to entail the practical expertise in φ-ing. This paper refutes this assumption. I argue that non-experts can know how to φ via other experts’ knowledge of φ-ing. Know-how can be ‘outsourced’. I defend the outsourceability of know-how, and I refute the objections that reduce outsourced know-how to the knowledge of how to ask for help, of how (...)
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  3. Gradable know-how.Xiaoxing Zhang - forthcoming - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy.
    The gradation of know-how is a prominent challenge to intellectualism. Know-how is prima facie gradable, whereas know-that is not, so the former is unlikely to be a species of the latter. Recently, Pavese refuted this challenge by explaining the gradation of know-how as concerning either the quantity or the quality of practical answers one knows to a question. Know-how per se remains absolute. This paper argues, however, that in addition to the quantity and quality of practical answers, know-how also differs (...)
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  4. Phenomenal concepts and the speckled hen.Xiaoxing Zhang - 2016 - Analysis 76 (4):422-426.
    Feldman proposed a solution to the speckled hen problem via ‘phenomenal concepts’, a solution which Fumerton accepted with reservation. Notwithstanding the existing criticisms of Feldman as being over-intellectualist, I argue that his approach fails for other reasons.
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   2 citations  
  5.  13
    Correction to: Closure, deduction and hinge commitments.Xiaoxing Zhang - 2023 - Synthese 201 (4):1-1.
    No categories
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  6.  13
    Correction to: Practical knowledge without practical expertise: the social cognitive extension via outsourcing.Xiaoxing Zhang - 2023 - Philosophical Studies 180 (7):2211-2212.
    No categories
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  7. The Gradation Puzzle of Intellectual Assurance.Xiaoxing Zhang - 2021 - Analysis 81 (3):488-496.
    The Cartesian thesis that some justifications are infallible faces a gradation puzzle. On the one hand, infallible justification tolerates absolutely no possibility for error. On the other hand, infallible justifications can vary in evidential force: e.g. two persons can both be infallible regarding their pains while the one with stronger pain is nevertheless more justified. However, if a type of justification is gradable in strength, why can it always be absolute? This paper explores the potential of this gradation challenge by (...)
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  8.  74
    Epistemic Contextualism: A Defense, by Baumann, Peter: Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016, pp. x + 265, £45. [REVIEW]Xiaoxing Zhang - 2018 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 96 (2):398-401.
    Direct download (8 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  9.  66
    Cartesian epistemology: an introduction.Xiaoxing Zhang, Jean-Baptiste Rauzy & Stefano Cossara - 2018 - Synthese 195 (11):4667-4669.
    No categories
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  10.  69
    The paradox of the diffusiveness of power.Xiaoxing Zhang - 2017 - Synthese 194 (7):2489-2500.
    Although the topic of basic act is controversial, theorists of agency normally agree that complex performances are based on comparatively simple ones. To the extent that we can attribute powers to agents over various tasks, it is also plausible to suppose that our powers over complex tasks are based on powers over the simple. Chisholm once formulated this idea in terms of the principle of the diffusiveness of power. In the present paper, however, we shall argue that the principle which (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark