Cheng-Hung Tsai 
   (蔡政宏)
       
       Institute of European and American Studies
       Academia Sinica
       No. 128, Sec. 2, Academia Rd.
       Nankang, Taipei 115
       Taiwan, R.O.C.        
       chtsai917@gate.sinica.edu.tw

     Academic Positions
  • Research Fellow, Institute of European and American Studies, Academia Sinica, 2018.8- 
  • Convener, Philosophy Division, Department of Humanities and Social Sciencs, Ministry of Science and Technology, 2018.1- 
  • Joseph K. Twanmoh Chair Professor, Soochow University, 2017.1-2018.7
  • Professor, Department of Philosophy, Soochow University, 2014.9-2018.7
  • Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, Soochow University, 2011.3-2014.8
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, Soochow University, 2007.8-2011.2
  • Adjunct Professor, Center for General Education, National Taiwan Normal University, 2012.9-2018.7
  • Editor-in-Chief, Soochow Journal of Philosophical Studies, 2011.8-2017.7 
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Philosophy, National Taiwan University, 2007.1-2007.12 
     Education
         Ph.D. in Philosophy, National Taiwan University, 2006
         Dissertation: Virtue Semantics: Towards an Agent-Based Theory of Linguistic Understanding
 
     Academic Awards
      • Outstanding Research Award, Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan, 2015
      • Ta-You Wu Memorial Award, Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan, 2013
      • Research Award for Junior Research Investigators, Academia Sinica, Taiwan, 2012 
           Research Grants and Projects
      • MOST Research Grant, “Intelligent Action: The Hybrid Skill Model of Practical Wisdom”, 2014-2019
      • MOST Research Grant,“Intellectualism and Anti-Intellectualism in Epistemology”, 2010-2013
        • MOST Research Grant,“On Language of Knowledge and Knowledge of Language”, 2007-2010
        • MOST (Ministry of Science and Technology) Research Grant,“The Normativity of Language”, 2007
             Research Interests
        My research interests include epistemology, virtue theory, and philosophy of mind & language. In the philosophy of language, I have proposed a brand-new approach to semantics (Virtue Semantics”; see OEL and VS) and argued for the idea that knowledge of a language is a kind of acquaintance knowledge (PKL). In epistemology, I have developed an account of knowledge-how and practical expertise (MKHLKH; SPE), in which the nature and structure of knowledge-how and practical expertise is spelled out in terms of the notion of hybrid skill. My account of knowledge-how and practical expertise seeks to dissolve the debate between intellectualism and anti-intellectualism about knowledge-how, and coherently explain the intelligent, automatic, and intentional dimensions of skilled action. The account of knowledge-how and practical expertise I propose also explains two of the most important skills in human life and interaction, that is, ethical expertise (EEAR) and linguistic competence (KLA).  
        Keywords: virtue semantics; hybrid skill; acquaintance-based epistemology of language

             Publications (link to PhilPapers; varieties of know-how; virtue theory  
              I. Journal Articles 
        1. Phronesis and Techne: The Skill Model of Wisdom Defended,” Australasian Journal of Philosophy, forthcoming. link 
        2. Ethical Expertise and the Articulacy Requirement,” Synthese: An International Journal for Epistemology, Methodology and Philosophy of Science, 2016, 193(7): 2035-2052. doi 
        3. Knowledge of Language in Action,” Philosophical Explorations: An International Journal for the Philosophy of Mind and Action, 2015, 18(1): 68-89. doi 
        4. The Structure of Practical Expertise,” Philosophia, 2014, 42(2): 539-554. doi 
        5. Techne and Understanding,” NTU Philosophical Review, 2014, 47: 39-60. pdf 
        6. The Metaepistemology of Knowing-How,” Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences, 2011, 10(4): 541-556. doi 
        7. Linguistic Know-How: The Limits of Intellectualism,” Theoria, 2011, 77(1): 71-86. doi  
        8. Practical Knowledge of Language,” Philosophia, 2010, 38(2): 331-341. doi  
        9. A Virtue Semantics,” South African Journal of Philosophy, 2008, 27(1): 27-39. doi pdf 
        10. On the Epistemology of Language,” The Southern Journal of Philosophy, 2006, 44(4): 677-696. doi 
        11. Can Knowing-How Skepticism Exist?” accepted by The Electronic Journal of Analytic Philosophy in February 2006. pdf  
        12. Can, or Should, Dummett Solve the Delivery Problem? Auslegung, 2006, 28(1): 21-43. pdf  
        13. Dummett’s Notion of Implicit Knowledge,” Philosophical Writings, 2003, 24: 17-35. link  
        14. Generalising and Normalising Quine’s Epistemology,” Philosophical Writings, 2002, 19&20: 3-21. pdf    
             II. Book Chapters/Special Issue Articles 
        1. “On How to Defend or Disprove the Universality Thesis,” (with Chinfa Lien) in M. Mizumoto, S. Stich, and E. McCready (eds.), Epistemology for the Rest of the World (Oxford: Oxford University Press), 2018, 267-278. link 
        2. Liao’s Moral Intuitionism” (in Chinese), in T. Hung and D. Deng (eds.), Enlightenment and Rebellion: 100 Years of Taiwanese Philosophy (Taipei: National Taiwan University Press), 2018, 155-184. link 
        3. Xunzi and Virtue Epistemology,” (in Chinese), Universitas, 2014, 41(3): 121-141. pdf Eng. ver 
        4. Virtue Epistemology and the Philosophy of Education” (in Chinese), in Y. Chou et al. (eds.), Philosophy of Education 2012 (Taipei: Pro-Ed), 2014, 371-386. 
        5. Is Knowing-How a Species of Knowing-That?” (in Chinese), in R. Chen (ed.), The Art of Analysis (Taipei: Pro-Ed), 2009, 63-88pdf  
             Selected Presentations  
        • “From Artificial Intelligence to Artificial Wisdom”, presented at the HSS & AI Workshop, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, 13 April 2019. 
        • The Idea of Intelligent Habit”, presented at the Workshop on Knowledge and Action, Soochow University, Taipei, 19 January 2018. 
        • AI Robots and Moral Reasoning”, presented at the Department of Philosophy, Tunghai University, Taichung, 15 January 2018. 
        • AI Robots and Moral Reasoning”, presented at the Workshop on AI and Philosophy, held by Ministry of Science and Technology, Taipei, 25 December 2017. pdf
        • How Is Moral Knowledge Possible? W. K. Liao’s Moral Foundationalism vs. Dewey’s Moral Coherentism”, presented at the monthly meeting of the Taiwan Philosophical Association, 7 September 2016. 
        • How Is Moral Knowledge Possible? W. K. Liao’s Moral Epistemology”, presented at the conference The Absorption and Transformation of European and American Philosophy”, Taipei, 14 July 2016. 
        • Virtue and Skill”, presented at the Workshop on Education and Philosophy, Taipei, 14 May 2016. 
        • Practical Reasoning and the Skill Model”, presented at the Workshop on Knowledge and Action, Taipei, 20 April 2016. 
        • The Conclusion of Practical Reasoning: Three Views”, presented at the Workshop on Knowledge and Action, Shanghai, China, 3 November 2015. 
        • Practical Wisdom as Expert Skill”, presented at the Workshop on Morality, Knowledge and Practical Wisdom, Suzhou, China, 30 October 2015. 
        • “Ethical Expertise and the Articulacy Requirement”, presented at the Workshop on Knowledge, Action, and Virtue, Shinagawa, Japan, 31 May 2015. 
        • “Ethical Expertise and the Articulacy Requirement”, presented at the Workshop on Logic and Knowledge, Taipei, 22 November 2014. 
        • “Ethical Expertise and the Articulacy Requirement”, presented at the Annual Conference of the Taiwan Philosophical Association, Taipei, 2 November 2014. 
        • “Ethical Expertise and the Articulacy Requirement”, presented at the Workshop on Philosophy, held by Ministry of Science and Technology, Taipei, 27 September 2014. 
        • “Moral Skills”, presented at the Workshop on “Virtue: Epistemic and Moral”, Taipei, 12 March 2014. 
        • “Xunzi and Virtue Epistemology”, presented at the Annual Conference of the Taiwan Philosophical Association, Hsinchu, 27 October 2013. 
        • “Xunzi and Virtue Epistemology”, presented at the 23th World Congress of Philosophy, Athens, Greece, 6 August 2013. 
        • “Techne and Understanding”, presented at the Faculty Research Workshop, Soochow University, Taipei, 10 April 2013. 
        • “Techne and Understanding”, presented at the Workshop on “Virtue: Epistemic and Moral”, Soochow University, Taipei, 27 March 2013. 
        • “Virtue Epistemology and the Philosophy of Education”, presented at the Workshop on Philosophy of Education, National Taiwan University, Taipei, 24 November 2012. 
        • “Xunzi and Virtue Epistemology”, presented at the Workshop on Virtue, Taipei, 30 May 2012. 
        • “Xunzi and Virtue Epistemology”, presented at the Workshop on Philosophy, held by Ministry of Science and Technology, Taipei, 12 May 2012. 
        • “Xunzi and Virtue Epistemology”, presented at the American Philosophical Association Pacific Division Meeting, Seattle, USA, 7 April 2012. 
        • “Knowledge of Language in Action”, presented at the Workshop on Knowledge and Logic, National Taiwan University, Taipei, 15 January 2012. 
        • “The Metaepistemology of Knowing-How”, presented at the Workshop on Philosophy, held by Ministry of Science and Technology, Taipei, 14 May 2011. 
        • “Knowledge of Language in Action”, presented at the Annual Conference of the Taiwan Philosophical Association, Taipei, 24 October 2010. 
        • “Knowledge of Language in Action”, presented at the Faculty Research Workshop, Soochow University, Taipei, 22 May 2010. 
        • “Consciousness and Knowledge-How”, presented at the Workshop on Chinese Philosophy and Virtue Epistemology, Taipei, 13 May 2010. 
        • “Linguistic Know-How: The Limits of Intellectualism”, presented at the Workshop on Philosophy, held by Ministry of Science and Technology, Taipei, 8 May 2010. 
        • “Language and Agency”, presented at the Workshop on Body, Cognition, and Meaning (IV), Taipei, 21 November 2009. 
        • “Language and Knowledge”, presented at the Workshop on Knowledge, Virtue, and Intuition, Taipei, 13 March 2009. 
        • “Is Knowing-How a Species of Knowing-That”, presented at the Workshop on “Philosophers’ Concern with Science”, Taipei, 14 December 2008. 
        • “Normativity and Theories of Meaning”, presented at the Faculty Research Workshop, Soochow University, Taipei, 29 March 2008.  
        • “A Virtue Semantics”, presented at the Workshop on Experience and Truth (IV), Taipei, 10 November 2007. 
        • “On the Conceptualist Ontology of Language”, presented at the Workshop on Realism and Anti-Realism, Taipei, 23 June 2007. 
             Referee (Journal)
                Australasian Journal of Philosophy
                Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review
                Erkenntnis
                Philosophical Papers
                Philosophical Quarterly
                Synthese
                EurAmerica
                NTU Humanitas Taiwanica
                NTU Philosophical Review
                NCCU Philosophical Journal
                Universitas: Monthly Review of Philosophy and Culture