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Mingjun Zhang

Ph.D. Candidate

Ph.D. candidate in philosophy, Univerisity of Pennsylvania, expected in 2021

Certificate Program in Social, Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, expected in Dec 2020

Visiting Student in the School of Philosophy, the Australian National University, Jul-Aug 2019

M.A. in Philosophy, Tsinghua University, 2015

B.S. with Major in Chemistry and Minor in Law, Tsinghua University, 2013

Research Interests

AOS: Philosophy of Biology, Philosophy of Science

AOC: Environmental Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Selected Publications

Zhang, Mingjun. 2020. “The Use and Limitations of Null-Model-Based Hypothesis Testing.”
Biology & Philosophy 35 (2): 1–22.

Zhu, Jing*, Mingjun Zhang*, and Michael Weisberg. 2020. “Why Does the Chinese Public
Accept Evolution?” Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 81: 116–24.
(Authors with * contributed equally to this work.)

Wang, Wei, and Mingjun Zhang. 2015. “How-Possible and Why-Necessary: A Criticism of
Rosenberg’s Darwinian Reductionism.” Studies in Dialectics of Nature (Chinese journal) 8:


Publication in chemistry:
Liu, Xiaohui, Mingjun Zhang, Guifang Dong, Xinyue Zhang, Yapei Wang, Lian Duan, Liduo
Wang, and Yong Qiu. 2014. “The Effect of Oxygen Content on the Performance of Low-
Voltage Organic Phototransistor Memory.” Organic Electronics 15(7): 1664–71.