Changsheng Lai

  • Philosophy
  • School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences

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Dugald Stewart Building

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3 Charles Street, Edinburgh
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EH8 9AD

Background

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. 

CV

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Qualifications

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

Project activity

ENGLISH PUBLICATIONS:

Lai, Changsheng (2019). 'Is "Knowing that P" Identical with "Knowing that 'P' Is True"?'. Philosophia:1-18.

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11406-019-00113-4

Lai, Changsheng (2019). ‘My Ordinary Anti-Sceptical Beliefs are not insensitive’. Frontiers of Philosophy in China 14(3):469-489.

http://journal.hep.com.cn/fpc/EN/10.3868/s030-008-019-0028-9

Lai, Changsheng (2018). ‘The Self-Hollowing Problem of the Radical Sceptical Paradox’. Erkenntnis:1-20.

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10670-018-0076-7

CHINESE PUBLICATIONS:

赖长生. 知识论析取主义的根据难题与典型情况[J].自然辩证法通讯,已录用.

赖长生. 赫瑟林顿的知识可分级主义[J].现代外国哲学,已录用.

Conference details

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