Cross-Cultural Convergence of Knowledge Attribution in East Asia and the US

Review of Philosophy and Psychology 14 (1):267-294 (2023)
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Abstract

We provide new findings that add to the growing body of empirical evidence that important epistemic intuitions converge across cultures. Specifically, we selected three recent studies conducted in the US that reported surprising effects of knowledge attribution among English speakers. We translated the vignettes used in those studies into Mandarin Chinese and Korean and then ran the studies with participants in Mainland China, Taiwan, and South Korea. We found that, strikingly, all three of the effects first obtained in the US also emerged in the East Asian cultures we studied. Our findings not only cohere with but also provide—at least moderate—support for the existence of extensive convergences of important epistemic intuitions across cultures.

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Yuan Yuan
New York University, Shanghai
Minsun Kim
Yale University

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