Bernhard Salow

Magdalen College

bernhard.salow AT

I am an Associate Professor at the Oxford Philosophy Faculty, and a Tutorial Fellow at Magdalen College. I was previously a Junior Research Fellow at Trinity College Cambridge, a PhD student at MIT, and a BPhil and undergraduate student at Oxford.

Most of my research is in epistemology, sometimes straying into decision theory. I'm particularly interested in debates about epistemic externalism; in issues of 'evidence management' (what kind of control we can/should exert over what evidence we receive); and in their interaction. In thinking about those issues, I've worked on the connection between knowledge and chance, the nature of self-knowledge, epistemic contextualism, and the rationality of risk-aversion.

I also have resarch interests in ethics, metaphysics, and the philosophy of language.

Journal Articles

Accurate Updating for the Risk-Sensitive (with Catrin Campbell-Moore). British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, forthcoming.

Avoiding Risk and Avoiding Evidence (with Catrin Campbell-Moore). Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 98: 495-515, 2020.

Elusive Externalism. Mind 128: 397-427, 2019.

Don't Look Now (with Arif Ahmed). British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 70: 327-350, 2019.

The Externalist’s Guide to Fishing for Compliments. Mind, 127: 691-728, 2018.

Transparency and the KK Principle (with Nilanjan Das). Noûs, 52: 3-23, 2018.

Taking a chance on KK (with Jeremy Goodman). Philosophical Studies, 175: 183-196, 2018.

Partiality and Retrospective Justification. Philosophy and Public Affairs 45: 8-26, 2017.

Lewis on Iterated Knowledge. Philosophical Studies 173: 1571-1590, 2016.

Handbook Articles, Reviews, etc

The Value of Evidence. In Maria Lasonen-Aarnio and Clayton Littlejohn (eds) The Routledge Handbook for the Philosophy of Evidence, forthcoming with Routledge.

Review of Probabilistic Knowledge by Sarah Moss. Mind, forthcoming.

Review of Contextualizing Knowledge by Jonathan Jenkins Ichikawa. Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, 2018.

Work in Progress

A paper on Knowledge and Normality (with Jeremy Goodman)

A paper on the Dogmatism Puzzle