Shuai Liu

Shuai Liu

Graduate Student | Ph.D. program in Philosophy

2nd Year Ph.D. Student (Pre-dissertation phase)

My primary interests are in epistemology (incl. formal epistemology) and philosophy of mind, especially the way theories of mind and theories of knowledge contribute to and transform each other. My writing sample centered on the McKinsey paradox where I defended the view that, based on an well-argued accounts of content externalism and of privileged self-knowledge, we should accept the prima facie implausible idea that we have privileged access into the external world, but at the same time deny that such access breeds way-too-easy anti-skeptical arguments.

I also have broad interests in normative decision theory, metaethics, and German philosophical traditions (esp. Kant and Husserl).

I received both of my BA (2015) and MA (2018) in philosophy from Peking University.