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  1. Xiaomei Yang (2011). Do Differences in Grammatical Form Between Languages Explain Differences in Ontology Between Different Philosophical Traditions?: A Critique of the Mass-Noun Hypothesis. Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 10 (2):149-166.
    It is an assumed view in Chinese philosophy that the grammatical differences between English or Indo-European languages and classical Chinese explain some of the differences between the Western and Chinese philosophical discourses. Although some philosophers have expressed doubts about the general link between classical Chinese philosophy and syntactic form of classical Chinese, I discuss a specific hypothesis, i.e., the mass-noun hypothesis, in this essay. The mass-noun hypothesis assumes that a linguistic distinction such as between the singular terms and the predicates (...)
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  2. Xiaomei Yang (2009). How to Make Sense of the Claim “True Knowledge is What Constitutes Action”: A New Interpretation of Wang Yangming's Doctrine of Unity of Knowledge and Action. Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 8 (2):173-188.
    No one denies the importance of applying knowledge to actions. But claiming identity (unity) of knowledge and action is quite another thing. There seem to be two problems with the claim: (1) the identity claim implies that the sole cause for one to fail to act on what one judges to be right is ignorance, but it is obviously false that the sole cause of failure in moral actions is ignorance. (2) The identity statement implies non-separation of knowledge and action. (...)
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  3. Xiaomei Yang (2009). Response to Frisina's Response. Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 8 (3):333-336.
  4. Xiaomei Yang (2008). Some Issues in Chinese Philosophy of Religion. Philosophy Compass 3 (3):551–569.
    Chinese philosophy of religion is a less discussed and less clearly formed area in the study of Chinese philosophy. It is true that there is virtually no discussion in Chinese philosophy about rationality or justification of religious beliefs comparable to the discussion of the same issues in Western philosophy of religion. The inquiry about rationality and justification of religious beliefs has shaped Western philosophy of religion. However, the scope of philosophy of religion in the Western context has been widened since (...)
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  5. Xiaomei Yang (2006). A Moral Psychology Without the Concept of Reason? History of Philosophy Quarterly 23 (4):295 - 318.
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  6. Xiaomei Yang (2006). Categorical Imperatives, Moral Requirements, and Moral Motivation. Metaphilosophy 37 (1):112–129.
    Kant has argued that moral requirements are categorical. Kant's claim has been challenged by some contemporary philosophers; this article defends Kant's doctrine. I argue that Kant's claim captures the unique feature of moral requirements. The main arguments against Kant's claim focus on one condition that a categorical imperative must meet: to be independent of desires. I argue that there is another important, but often ignored, condition that a categorical imperative must meet, and this second condition is crucial to understanding why (...)
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  7. Xiaomei Yang (2005). Great Dream and Great Awakening: Interpreting the Butterfly Dream Story. Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 4 (2):253-266.
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  8. Xiaomei Yang (2003). Classic Asian Philosophy: A Guide to the Essential Texts. By Joel J. Kupperman. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2001.). [REVIEW] Journal of Chinese Philosophy 30 (2):271–275.
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  9. Xiaomei Yang (2000). The Problem of Overdetermination. Southwest Philosophy Review 16 (2):73-86.
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  10. Xiaomei Yang (1998). Hume's View on Personal Identity: Scepticism or Nonscepticism? History of Philosophy Quarterly 15 (1):37 - 56.
  11. Xiaomei Yang (1997). A Defense of the Objects Interpretation of Plato's Theory of Knowledge and Belief in Republic V. Southwest Philosophy Review 13 (2):15-31.
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