My research has mainly situated at the intersection of epistemology, theory of normativity and philosophy of mind. I’m currently interested in understanding epistemic risks in moral and political deliberation, epistemic agency and topics in political epistemology such as the epistemic value of political disagreement.


Wei,X. (forthcoming) ‘Believing for Truth and the Model of Epistemic Guidance’, Inquiry.

Wei, X. (2022) ‘A Practice-based Account of the Truth Norm of Belief’, Episteme, 1-21. DOI:10.1017/epi.2022.26

Wei, X. (2020) ‘The Role of Pretense in the Process of Self-deception’, Philosophical Explorations,23(1):1-14. DOI: 10.1080/13869795.2020.1711960

Wei, X. (2019) ‘The Permissible Norm of Truth and “Ought Implies Can”’, Logos and Episteme, 10(4): 433-440. DOI: 10.5840/logos-episteme201910438

Wei, X. (2015) ‘Does Our Temporal Experience Favour A-theory of Time?’, British Journal of Undergraduate Philosophy, 9(1):11-30.

Selected Presentations


Understanding Normative Risk in Moral Deliberation

11th GAP, Humboldt University, Berlin


Understanding Normative Risk in Moral Deliberation

Slippery Slope Normativity Summit, Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences


A Practice-based Account of the Truth Norm

Southampton-Humboldt Normativity Conference, University of Southampton


On Pretense’s Role in the Process of Doxastic Self-Deception 

Mind Graduate Conference on Self-knowledge, University of Warwick


A Communitarian Account of the Normativity of Belief

Southern Normativity Group Fifth Annual Conference on Normativity, University of Cardiff


The Permission Norm of Truth and Ought Implies Can

6th Stockholm Philosophy Graduate Conference, University of Stockholm


Intellectual Autonomy, Expert Testimony and the A Priori

Workshop on Intellectual Autonomy, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid


Ought We to Believe the Truth?

Graduate Conference on Contemporary Issues Across Ethics and Epistemology, University of Pavia


Is Self-deception Doxastic?

Workshop on Self-Deception: What It Is and What It Is Worth, University of Basel


Kant on Friendship

9th European Congress on Analytic Philosophy, LMU


Kant on Friendship

UK Kant Society Annual Conference University of Southampton


Does our temporal experience favour A-theory of time?

British Undergraduate Philosophy Society Autumn Conference, LSE