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Chenwei Nie


I am a Teaching Fellow in Philosophy at the University of Warwick. Previously, I was a Marie Skłodowska-Curie postdoc at Jagiellonian University in Poland; I also held part-time positions as a Research Assistant at the Warwick Mind and Action Research Centre, and an Associate Tutor in Philosophy at Warwick.


I am the module leader for World Philosophies (PH150). I also teach seminars for Introduction to Philosophy, Mind and Reality, Plato and Descartes, Ancient Philosophy, and Appearance Matters.

Students who are taking, or interested in taking, these modules are very welcome to get in touch by email.


My research interests are in philosophical issues of (pathological) experiences and beliefs, particularly those in the philosophy of psychiatry, the philosophy of mind and cognitive science, and epistemology. Currently, I am developing a new approach to the question of why rationally individuals sometimes obstinately hold to irrational beliefs.

Peer-Reviewed Publications
  1. (forthcoming). Akratic beliefs and seemings. Australasian Journal of Philosophy.
  2. (2023). Revisiting Maher’s one-factor theory of delusion. Neuroethics, 16, article 15.
  3. (2023). Can a bodily theorist of pain speak Mandarin?. Philosophia, 51, 261–272.
  4. (2019). Continuing commentary: challenges or misunderstandings? A defence of the two-factor theory against the challenges to its logic. Cognitive Neuropsychiatry, 24(4), 300-307.
  5. (2016). Delusional beliefs, two-factor theories, and bizarreness. Frontiers of Philosophy in China, 11(2), 263-278.
Peer-Reviewed Presentations
  • ‘The dark side of clarity’. The 97th Joint Session of the Aristotelian Society and the Mind Association, Birkbeck and the Institute of Philosophy, University of London, UK, 7-9 July 2023.
  • ‘Delusion, two-factor theory and experience’. The 9th Congress of the Society for the Philosophy of Science, University of Paris Nanterre, France, 31 May-2 June 2023.
  • ‘Believing what we clearly perceive and being deluded’. The 28th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Leipzig-Online, Germany, 30 August-2 September 2021.
  • ‘Jumping to delusions?’. The 27th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Athens, Greece, 5-8 September 2019.
  • ‘When is a cognitive system immune to delusions?.’
    • Uniting Two Perspectives on Mental Illness: Philosophy and Linguistics, University of Essex, UK, 13-14 September 2018.
    • Jena Summer Symposia in Philosophy, Institut für Philosophie, Friedrich Schiller Universität Jena, Germany, 17-20 July 2018.
  • ‘Delusional beliefs and the origin of their contents’. London-Warwick Mind Forum, King’s College London, London, UK, 6 November 2017.




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