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I am a PhD student supervised by Prof. Duncan Pritchard and Dr. Martin Smith. My major research interests include epistemic gradualism (a view that propositional knowledge is gradable, which is also the topic of my PhD thesis), scepticism, epistemological disjunctivism, anti-luck epistemology, and virtue epistemology.
2016-date PhD Philosophy (sponsored by China Scholarship Council), School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences, University of Edinburgh
Project Topic: The Concept of Gradable Knowledge
Supervisors: Professor Duncan Pritchard, Dr. Martin Smith
2015-2016 Master by Research Philosophy, School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences, University of Edinburgh
Result: Awarded with distinction
Project Topic: Scepticism and the Self-Hollowing Problem: A Dichotomous Solution to Sceptical Paradox
Principal Supervisor: Professor Duncan Pritchard
2011-2015 Bachelor of Philosophy, Philosophy, School of Philosophy, Renmin University of China
Supervisor: Associate Professor Chang Liu
2013-2014 International Exchange Student (sponsored by China Scholarship Council), Philosophy, College of Humanities and Social Science, University of Edinburgh
Responsibilities & affiliations
2017 – 2019 Logic 1 Tutor at the University of Edinburgh
2019 – date Reviewer of American Philosophical Quarterly
2018 – date Reviewer of The International Journal for the Study of Skepticism
2017 – 2018 Organizer of The 8th Annual Edinburgh Graduate Epistemology Conference
2015 – 2016 Reviewer of the 5th and the 6th Annual Edinburgh Graduate Epistemology Conference
Lai, Changsheng (2019). 'Is "Knowing that P" Identical with "Knowing that 'P' Is True"?'. Philosophia:1-18.
Lai, Changsheng (2019). ‘My Ordinary Anti-Sceptical Beliefs are not insensitive’. Frontiers of Philosophy in China 14(3):469-489.
Lai, Changsheng (2018). ‘The Self-Hollowing Problem of the Radical Sceptical Paradox’. Erkenntnis:1-20.
June 2019 ‘Epistemic Gradualism and Scepticism’, presented at the 8th East China Normal University Philosophy Graduate Conference, Shanghai
March 2019 ‘Faultless Disagreement and Gradualism’, presented at WiP Postgraduate Seminar, University of Edinburgh
March 2019 ‘Epistemic Entitlement, Environmental Luck, and Gradualism’, presented at PPLS Sanford Goldberg Workshop, University of Edinburgh
August 2018 ‘The Self-Hollowing Problem of the Radical Sceptical Paradox’, presented at the 24th World Congress of Philosophy
May 2018 ‘Scepticism and the Self-Hollowing Problem’, presented at Taiwan University Philosophy Graduate Conference
July 2016 ‘A dichotomic solution to sceptical paradox’, presented at WiP Postgraduate Seminar, University of Edinburgh
May 2016 ‘Curing Epistemic Vertigo with Epistemic Gradualism’, presented at the 2nd East-West Philosophy Forum, University of Edinburgh