Authors
Yuan Yuan
Yale University
Minsun Kim
Yale University
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.
Keywords Epistemology . Experimental philosophy . Cross-cultural universality . Knowledge . Developmental psychology
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1007/s13164-021-00523-y
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 64,229
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

Elusive Knowledge.David K. Lewis - 1996 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 74 (4):549 – 567.
Philosophy Without Intuitions.Herman Cappelen - 2012 - Oxford University Press UK.
Philosophy Within its Proper Bounds.Edouard Machery - 2017 - Oxford University Press.

View all 60 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Cross-Cultural Universality of Knowledge Attributions.Yuan Yuan & Minsun Kim - forthcoming - Review of Philosophy and Psychology.
Why is Knowledge Faster Than (True) Belief?Evan Westra - forthcoming - Behavioral and Brain Sciences.
Lodz East Asia Meeting: The Biggest Conference on East Asia in Central Europe.Przemysław Ciborek - 2018 - International Studies. Interdisciplinary Political and Cultural Journal 22 (1):187-189.
Defending the Evidential Value of Epistemic Intuitions: A Reply to Stich.Jennifer Nagel - 2013 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 87 (1):179-199.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2021-04-24

Total views
15 ( #678,959 of 2,455,489 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
9 ( #73,594 of 2,455,489 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes