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    The Swampman Puzzle and Diachronic Holism.Yujian Zheng - 2016 - Philosophical Forum 47 (2):171-193.
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    Akrasia, Picoeconomics, and a Rational Reconstruction of Judgment Formation in Dynamic Choice.Yujian Zheng - 2001 - Philosophical Studies 104 (3):227-251.
    This paper contrasts a picoeconomic approach to theexplanation of akrasia with Davidson's divided-mind approach and defends theformer in a wider context. The distinctive merits of a picoeconomic model of mindlie in the following aspects: First, it relies on a scientifically well-groundeddiscovery about motivational dynamics of animals for its explanation of preference change,which elucidates or materializes some philosophers' speculations both about thepossible mismatch between valuation and motivation and about the relevance of temporalfactors to akrasia. Second, it grounds the necessity of endogenous (...)
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    Why is Swampman Not a Zombie?Yujian Zheng - unknown
    I will consider two related questions in this paper: 1. Is a normative quality essential to mind? 2. Is history essential to mind? Apparently, claiming that they are related implies that history has something to do with normativity. Since these issues are very big, too big to be adequately handled by any short paper, I shall, firstly, confine my discussion to one important source, i.e., Dretske 2001, as my major target, and only treat other related ones peripherally. Secondly, I shall (...)
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    A Tacit Form of Comparative Philosophy: Reflection on a Case in Rational Choice Theory.Yujian Zheng - 2003 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 2 (2):291-309.
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    Memes, Mind, and Normativity.Yujian Zheng - unknown
    Prominent memeticists like Daniel Dennett and Susan Blackmore have made claims far more radical than those included in Dawkins’ original proposal, which provoked increasingly heated debates and arguments over the theoretical significance as well as limits or flaws of the entire memetic enterprise. In this paper, I examine closely some of the critical points taken by Kate Distin in her penetrating engagement with those radical claims, which include such ideas as the thought that we are meme machines as much as (...)
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    Normative Connection and Re-Enchantment of Nature.Yujian Zheng - unknown
    Grasping the link between some deep yet naturalized form of normativity and the emergence of human intentionality in the natural evolutionary process is a key to re-enchantment of nature.
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    Re-Enchantment of Nature : McDowell and Merleau-Ponty on Perception.Yujian Zheng - unknown
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    Unconscious Intentionality and the Status of Normativity in Searle's Philosophy : With Comparative Reference to Traditional Chinese Thought.Yujian Zheng - unknown
    This anthology investigates how Searle’s philosophy and Chinese philosophy can jointly contribute to the common philosophical enterprise and shows how such comparative methodology of constructive engagement is important in philosophical inquiry.
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    A Davidsonian Approach to Normativity and the Limits of Cross-Cultural Interpretation.Yujian Zheng - unknown
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  10. Contextuality and Non-Substantialist Stance in Dynamic Choice : Reflection on a Case Study in Analytical Philosophy.Yujian Zheng - unknown
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  11. Implicit Norm, Partial Understanding, and Evolutionary Rationality.Yujian Zheng - unknown
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  12. Interpretational Paradox, Implicit Normativity, and Human Nature: Revisiting Weakness of Will From a Perspective of Comparative Philosophy.Yujian Zheng - 2017 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 16 (2):145-163.
    This essay critiques or engages a wide range of existing works on the ancient and well-contested issue of weakness of will, from a new perspective of comparative philosophy combined with a focus on a largely neglected Davidsonian paradox of irrationality. It aims at revealing the interplay between the descriptive and the normative in the very notion of critical interpretation, as well as a special relation between holding-true and making-true which helps to explain the non-accidentalness of the descriptive coat of the (...)
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  13. Motivation, Deliberation, and Rationality for Dynamic Choice.Yujian Zheng - 1995 - Dissertation, Bowling Green State University
    How can one knowingly choose against one's best judgment? This is both a traditional philosophical puzzle and a realistic problem in our everyday life. This dissertation is an exposition and examination of a recent work, by George Ainslie, with regard to its innovative explanation as well as rational solution of such a problem. With the help of the new Ainsliean model, I have also sought to offer some analysis of a number of issues that I believe are important to the (...)
     
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