Xiao Zhang

Xiao Zhang

Department of Philosophy
Doctoral Researcher

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PhD title: Moral Judgment and Motivation 
Supervisors: Jussi Suikkanen and Maja Spener
PhD Philosophy


  • MPhil, Renmin University of China, 2015
  • BPhil, Wuhan University, 2012


My main research interests are meta-ethics and moral psychology. I also have some interests in philosophy of mind and psychology. My research topic is about the connection between moral judgment and motivation. I agree with a weak version of internalism which means that there is a reliable connection between moral judgment and motivation. In the thesis, I am trying to defend my view from the perspective of moral philosophy with the help of empirical evidence of psychology. For more information, feel free to contact me.