DR. XINLI WANG

 

Department of Philosophy
Juniata College
Huntingdon, PA 16652, US

Phone: 814-641-3642 (Office)
Fax: 814-641-3695
Email: wang@juniata.edu

 

EDUCATION

    Ph.D. in Philosophy, 1998, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, US
   M.A. in Philosophy, 1988, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, P. R. China
   B.S. in Geophysics, 1982, Changchun Institute of Geology, Changchun, P. R. China


AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

AREA OF COMPETENCE

  Philosophy of Science
  Analytic Philosophy
  Philosophy of Language

Epistemology
Metaphysics
Modern Philosophy

Logic
Chinese Philosophy
Ethics

 

TEACHING POSITIONS

 

1999-present Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor, Chair, Department of Philosophy, Juniata College, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, US.
1997-99 Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, Trinity College, Connecticut, US
1992-97 Lecturer, Department of Philosophy, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, US
1990-92 Teaching Assistant, Department of Philosophy, University of Connecticut, US
1988-90 Assistant Professor, Department of Social Science, Huazhong University of Science & Technology, Wuhan, Hubei, P.R. China
1982-85 Instructor, Department of Applied Geophysics, Xian Institute of Geology, Xian, Shanxi, P.R. China

 

HONORS, AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS

 

COLLEGE COMMITTEE AND COMMUNITY SERVICE

 

PUBLICATIONS

Books

2007, Incommensurability and Cross-Language Communication, Ashgate Publishing Ltd, England, pp. 374, included in Ashgate New Critical Thinking in Philosophy Series.

2009, Symbolic Logic Study Guide, University Readers, pp. 100

 

Articles (articles published in peer-reviewed philosophy journals and paper collections)

2012, “Alternative Conceptual Schemes and a Non-Kantian Scheme-Content Dualism,” in Proceedings of 22nd World Congress of Philosophy (August, 2008, Seoul, Korea), Vol. 39 (Philosophy of Language): 267-275, by Philosophy Documentation Center

2010, "A Presuppositional Approach to Conceptual Schemes," South African Journal of Philosophy, Vol. 29 (4): 404-421

2009c, “The Propositional vs. Hermeneutic Models of Cross-Cultural Understanding,” South African Journal of Philosophy, Vol. 28(3): 312-331
  
2009b, “On Davidson’s Refutation of Conceptual Schemes and Conceptual Relativism,” Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, Vol. 90 (1): 140-164

2009a, “Linguistic Communication versus Understanding,” Philosophia: International Journal of Philosophy, Vol. 38 (1): 71-84

2008, “Epistemology,” Series on Western Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Philosophy Volume, editors, Jiyuan Yu & Zhewei Zhang, Renmin University Press, Beijing, China, pp. 1-47

2007, “Conceptual Schemes and Presuppositional Languages,”  The Proceedings of the 21st World Congress of Philosophy (August, 2003, Istanbul, Turkey), Vol. 6 (Epistemology): ,volumes.]: 119-124, by Philosophical Documentation Center

2003b, "Where Are Facts? -- A Case For Internal Factual Realism," Diálogos Vol. 38 (no. 82): 7-30.

2003a, "Presuppositional Languages and the Failure of Cross-Language Understanding," Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review, Vol. 42 (1): 53-77. 

2002b, "Taxonomy, Truth-Value Gaps and Incommensurability: A Reconstruction of T. Kuhn's Taxonomic Interpretation of Incommensurability," Studies in History and Philosophy of Science 33 (3): 465-485.

2002a, “A Defense of the Notion of Semantic Presupposition,” in Contemporary Inquiries Into the Foundational Issues of Philosophy, the Commercial Press, Beijing, China, pp. 190-224.

2001, "Hume Is Not A Skeptic About Induction," Diálogos Vol. 36 (no. 78): 41-54.

2000, "Hume on Epistemic Justification of Induction," Prima Philosophia Vol. 13 (4): 369-379.

1999, "Is the Notion of Semantic Presupposition Empty?" Diálogos Vol. 34 (no. 73): 61-91. [The Chinese version of the paper is included in The Philosophical Writings of Recent Chinese Ph.D. Recipients in North America: Volume of Contemporary Foundational Inquiries, the Commercial Press, Beijing, China, 2002]

1998, "A Critique of the Translational Approach to Incommensurability," Prima Philosophia Vol. 11 (3): 293-306.

1989,  “The Issue of Defending the Rationality of Science,” Journal of Dialectics of Nature Vol. 11 (2): 20-30. [This article was also included in 1989's Yearbook of Philosophy in China, a collection presented by Chinese Social Science Academy as the best philosophical essays published in China in that year.]


1988b, "Debate on the Notion of Truth in the Philosophy of Science," Developments in Philosophy of China, Sum. 115: 9-15.

1988a, "Does Science Tell Us Truth?" Journal of the Graduates Vol. 3 (1): 5-12.

1987, "Analysis of the Concept of Information," Journal of the Graduates Vol. 2 (2): 37-45.


Abstracts, Reviews, and Notes (peer refereed)


2008, “Alternative Conceptual Schemes and a Non-Kantian Scheme-Content Dualism,” in Abstracts of 22nd World Congress of Philosophy, August, 2008, Seoul, Korea, pp. 539-540

2003, "Conceptual Schemes and Presuppositional Languages," in Abstracts of 21st World Congress of Philosophy, edited by Zeynep Davran, Turkey, 2003, p. 430.

2000, "A Reconstruction of T. Kuhn's Taxonomic Interpretation of Incommensurability," in Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association, Vol.73, No.4, February 2000, pp. 104-105.

1995, "Truth-value Gaps and Ontological Gaps," Volume of Abstracts of 10th International Congress of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science, published by Comune di Cesena, Italy, 1995, p. 372.


Translations (from English into Chinese)

1988a, "The Topological Structure of the Development of Knowledge," by S. Leias, the Chinese translation was published in Philosophical Problems of Natural Sciences, No. 1, pp. 34-45.

1988b, "A Confutation of Convergent Realism," by L. Laudan, the Chinese translation was published in Philosophical Problems of Natural Sciences, No. 2, pp. 78-90.

 

PRESENTATIONS

    Contributed Papers (peer refereed conference presentations)

2010, “Wittgenstein’s distinction between Saying and Showing in Chinese Philosophy,”  33rd International Wittgenstein Symposium, August, 2010, Kirchberg am Wechsel, Austria

2009, “Propositional vs. Hermeneutic Cross-Cultural Understanding,” presented at 16th International Conference of the Society for Chinese Philosophy, July, 2009, Taipei, Taiwan 

2008, “Alternative Conceptual Schemes and a Non-Kantian Scheme-Content Dualism,” presented at 22nd World Congress of Philosophy, August, 2008, Seoul, Korea

2006,  “A Presuppositional Approach to Conceptual Schemes,” presented at Annual Conference 2006, Australasian Association for Philosophy, New Zealand Division, December, 2006, Wellington, New Zealand

2006, “Linguistic Understanding versus Communication,” presented at 1st International Conference on Philosophy, June, 2006, Athens, Greece

2003, "Conceptual Schemes and Presuppositional Languages," presented at 21st World Congress of Philosophy, August, 2003, Istanbul, Turkey

2000, "Presuppositional Languages and the Failure of Cross-language Understanding," presented at The American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division Meeting, ninety-seventh annual meeting, December, 2000, New York, US.

2000, "A Reconstruction of T. Kuhn's Taxonomic Interpretation of Incommensurability," a colloquium paper in the main program, The American Philosophical Association, Central Division, ninety-eighth annual meeting, April 20-23, 2000, Chicago, US.

1999, "Kuhn and incommensurability," British Society for the Philosophy of Science Annual Conference 1999, University of Nottingham, England, July 8-9, 1999 (I was unable to attend the conference due to illness).

1999, "Taxonomy, Truth-Value Gaps, and Incommensurability," the International Conference, Incommensurability and the Related Issues, Hanover, Germany, June 13-16, 1999.

1997, "An Ontological Approach Toward Incommensurability," First Symposium on Field-Being and the Non-substantialistic Turn, The International Institute For Field-Being, Fairfield University, Connecticut, US, May 23-27, 1997.

1995, "Truth-value Gaps and Ontological Gaps," 10th International Congress of Logic, Methodology, and Philosophy of Science, Florence, Italy, August 19-25, 1995.

    Invited Papers or Talks (not refereed)

2012, an invited keynote speech of the international conference, “Incommensurability in Comparative philosophy”,   Incommensurability 50, Taiwan National University, Taipei, June, 2012

2002, "On the Effective Cross-Language Understanding," a talk delivered at XiaMen University and ZhongShan University, P. R. China (July, 2002).

1998, "Traditional Chinese Medical Theory and the Pre-Modern Chinese Mode of Reasoning," New England College, New Hampshire, US (May, 1998)

1998, "Truth-Value Status and Effective Understanding," University of Redlands, California, US (June, 1998).

1998, "Are There Mind-Independent Facts?" Trinity College, Connecticut, US (February, 1998).

1996, "Defending the Notion of Semantic Presupposition," Colloquium, Department of Philosophy, University of Connecticut, US (November, 1996).

1995, "The Issue of Incommensurability," Colloquium, Department of Philosophy, University of Connecticut, US (October, 1995).


PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

    Referee and member of the editorial board of Tao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy

    Conference Program Committees

    Book Proposal Reviews             

Member, the Editorial Advisory Board for the textbook, The Study of Philosophy, by S. Engel, Collegiate Press.

Book proposal Human Nature, edited by Jennifer Greene and Iain Morrison, review invited by Longman Publisher, New York, February 2003. 

Book proposal Philosophy of Science, edited by David Boersema (Pacific University), review invited by Longman Publisher, New York, March 2003. 

Book proposal for the second edition of Existentialism, edited by Robert Solomon, review invited by Oxford University Press, New York, May 2003 

Book manuscript Theories of Human Nature: An Introduction to Philosophy, review invited by Wadsworth/Thomson Learning, Philadelphia, 2003. 


 

EXTERNAL REVIEW

A brief review about Xinli Wang's research in Contemporary Analytical Philosophy by Dr. Yong Huang is included in The Report On the Development of Chinese Philosophy in 1999, edited by the editorial board of Philosophical Study at Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, published by Yunnan People's Press, China, 2001.


PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

    Member, American Philosophical Association (in US).
    Member, The Philosophy of Science Association (in US).
    Member, British Society for the Philosophy of Science (in UK).
    Member, Association of Chinese Philosophers in North America (in US).


 

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