Joel Katzav

Senior Lecturer

School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry

University of Queensland


Research interests:

Philosophy of science: models, epistemology of science, laws of nature, scientific explanation, values in science, science policy.

Philosophy of climate science: climate models, uncertainty assessment, attribution, theoretical foundations.

History of Philosophy: analytic philosophy, twentieth-century speculative philosophy.

Metaphysics: laws of nature, existence, methodology.


Recent work:

Edited:

De Laguna, T. (2019) ‘A Nominalistic Interpretation of Truth', edited by J. Katzav, British Journal for the History of Philosophy, doi:10.1080/09608788.2019.1574107.

Katzav, J. and Parker, W. S. eds. (2015), Assessing climate models: Knowledge, Values and Policy, European Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 2015.

Articles:

Katzav, J. (2019) 'Theodore de Laguna's Discovery of the Deflationary Theory of Truth', British Journal for the History of Philosophy, doi:10.1016/j.shpsa.2019.01.001.

Vaesen, K. and Katzav, J. (2019) 'The National Science Foundation and philosophy of science's withdrawal from social concerns', Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A, doi:10.1016/j.shpsa.2019.01.001.

Katzav, J. (2018) 'Analytic philosophy, 1925-1969: emergence, management and nature', British Journal for the History of Philosophy, doi.org/10.1080/09608788.2018.1450219.

Katzav, J. and Parker, W. S. (2018) 'Issues in the Theoretical Foundations of Climate Science', Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics, doi:10.1016/j.shpsb.2018.02.001.

Vaesen, K. and Katzav, J. (2017) 'How much would each researcher receive if competitive government research funding were distributed equally among researchers?' PLoS ONE, 12(9), e0183967.

Katzav, J. and Vaesen, K. (2017) 'Pluralism and Peer Review in Philosophy', Philosophers' Imprint, 17(19), pp. 1-20.

Katzav, J. and Vaesen, K. (2017) ‘On the emergence of American analytic philosophy’, British Journal for the History of Philosophy, 25(4), pp. 772-798, DOI: 10.1080/09608788.2016.1261794.

von der Heydt A. S., Dijkstra H. A., van de Wal R. S. W., Caballero R., Crucifix M., Foster G. L., Huber M., Kohler P., Rohling E., Valdes P. J., Ashwin P., Bathiany S., Berends T., van Bree L. G. J., Ditlevsen P., Ghil M., Haywood A., Katzav J., Lohmann G., Lohmann J., Lucarini V., Marzocchi A., Palike H., Ruvalcaba Baroni I., Simon D., Sluijs A., Stap L. B., Tantet A., Viebahn J., Ziegler M. (2016), ‘Lessons on climate sensitivity from past climate changesCurrent Climate Change Reports, doi:10.1007/s40641-016-0049-3.

Katzav, J. and Parker, W. S. (2015) ‘The future of climate modeling’, Climatic Change, 132, pp. 375-387.

Katzav, J. and Parker, W. S. (2015) ‘Introduction to Assessing climate models: Knowledge, Values and Policy’, European Journal for Philosophy of Science, 5(2), pp. 141-148.

Katzav, J. (2014) ‘The epistemology of climate models and some of its implications for climate science and the philosophy of science’, Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics, 2014, 46(B), pp. 228-238.

Katzav, J. (2013) ‘Severe testing of climate change hypotheses’, Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics, 44(4), pp. 433-441.

Katzav, J. (2013) ‘Dispositions, causes, persistence as is, and general relativity’, International Studies in the Philosophy of Science, 27(1), pp. 41-57.

Katzav, J., Dijkstra, H. and A. T. J. de Laat (2012) ‘Assessing climate model projections: state of the art and philosophical reflections’, Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics, 43(4), pp. 258-276.

Katzav, J. (2012) 'Hybrid models, climate models and inference to the best explanation',British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, doi: 10.1093/bjps/axs002.

Katzav, J. (2011) 'Should we assess climate model predictions in light of severe tests?', Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union, 92(23), p. 195.


Older work:

See my page on academia.edu.


Online talks:

Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), 20-6-2011

What scientific models might teach: philosophical perspectives ( Audio and PowerPoint)