Joe Salerno
Associate Professor 
Department of Philosophy 
Saint Louis University 
Saint Louis, MO, USA


Education

  • Ohio State University. Ph.D. awarded in 1999.  

Academic Positions

  • Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, Saint Louis University, August 2008-Present. 
  • Visiting Professor, University of Frankfurt. 2011.

·       Visiting Researcher, Institut Jean Nicod, ENS, Paris France, 2010-2011.

  • Visiting Fellow, Philosophy Program, RSSS, Australian National University, Summer 2009.
  • Research Fellow, Philosophy Program, RSSS, Australian National University, Fall 2008.
  • Visiting Fellow, Philosophy Program, RSSS, Australian National University, August 2007- August 2008.
  • Visiting Professor, University of Frankfurt. 2006.
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, Saint Louis University, 2002–2008.
  • Lecturer, Department of Philosophy, Texas A&M University, 2000–2002.
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, William Paterson University, 1999–2000.

Areas of Research

  • Epistemology, History and Philosophy of Logic.

Books and Editions

  • Knowability and Beyond, (ed.),  Special issue of Synthese 173: 1, 2010.
  • New Essays on the Knowability Paradox, (ed.), Oxford University Press, 2009.
  • "Referee Reports on Fitch's 'A Definition of Value' " J. Salerno and J. Murzi (eds.),  in J. Salerno (ed.) New Essays on the Knowability Paradox, Oxford University Press, 2009.
  • On Frege, Wadsworth Publishing Co., 2001.

Articles 

  • “Epistemic Modal Disagreement” w/ J. Katz. Topoi. Published Online February 2016. 
  • “Epistemic Modals and Modus Tollens”  Philosophical Studies. Published Online April 2016.  
  • "The Knowability Paradox" in S. Bernecker, and D. Pritchard (ed.), The Routledge Companion to Epistemology, Routledge, 2013.
  • "Remarks on Counterpossibles" with B. Brogaard, Synthese  190. 2013.
  • "Fitch's Paradox of Knowability" with B. Brogaard, in Zalta, E. (ed.), Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Winter 2002, Summer 2004, and Winter 2013 Editions. 
  • "Truth-tracking and the Problem of Reflective Knowledge" in Keim-Campbell J. and M. O'Rourke (eds.), Topics in Contemporary Philosophy, Volume 5: Knowledge and Skepticism, MIT Press, 2010.
  • "Knowability Noir: 1945-1963' in Salerno J. (ed.) New Essays on the Knowability Paradox, Oxford University Press, 2009. 
  • "Knowability, Possibility and Paradox" with B. Brogaard, in V. Hendricks and D. Pritchard (eds.), New Waves in Epistemology, Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
  • "Counterfactuals and Context" with B. Brogaard, Analysis 68:1, 2008.  We discuss what we take to be a contextual fallacy in the standard logic of counterfactuals.
  • "Knowability and a Modal Closure Principle" with B. Brogaard, American Philosophical Quarterly, 43(3), 2006.
  • "Anti-realism, Theism and the Conditional Fallacy" with B. Brogaard, Noûs, 39(1), 2005.
  • "Clues to the Paradoxes of Knowability: Reply to Dummett and Tennant" with B. Brogaard, Analysis, 62(2), 2002.
  • "Revising the Logic of Logical Revision", Philosophical Studies, 99(2), 2000.

 

Presentations

    • “Epistemic Modal Disagreement” Buffalo Experimental Philosophy Workshop. SUNY Buffalo. NY. Fall 2015.
    • “Epistemic Modal Disagreement” Epistemology Workshop at Saint Louis University. Spring 2015.
    • “Embedded Epistemic Modals” at Roy Sorensen’s Philosophy Language Seminar.  Washington University. 2013.
    • "Epistemic Modal Eavesdropping: a straight solution to a relativist challenge" presented at the Epistemology Brown Bag Series at Northwestern University, October 24th, 2012.
    • "Indicative conditionals and embedded epistemic modals" presented to the 1st Milano-Paris Workshop on Mind and Language, in Milan Italy on May 28, 2011.
    • "Embedded Epistemic Modals", presented to the Metaphysics and Logic Group, Goethe University of Frankfurt, April 19, 2011.
    • “Some Modal Epistemic Disagreements" presented to the Context, Perspective & Relativity workshop at the Jean-Nicod Institute, Paris France, February 28, 2011.
    • “Epistemic Modals in Action" presented to the KnowJust research group at the Institut Jean-Nicod, Paris France, January 28, 2011.
    • “Epistemic Modals: Relativism and Ignorance” presented at the Midwest Epistemology Workshop, Saint Louis University, September 25, 2009. 
    • “Relativism and Ignorance” Themes from Crispin Wright, workshop at Australian National University, July 16, 2009.
    • “Embedded Epistemic Modals” present to the Australasian Association of Philosophy, Melbourne, Australia, July 2009.  
    • “Embedded Epistemic Modals” RSSS Philosophy Seminar, Australian National University, May 21, 2009. 
    • “Propositions as Hyperintensions” with B. Brogaard, Hyperintensionality and Impossible Worlds, workshop at Australian National University, Nov. 26, 2008.  
    • “Must and Can” presented to the American Philosophical Association, Philadelphia, December, 2008.
    •  "A New Paradox of Happiness" presented to the Philosophy Department at  the University of Auckland, New Zealand, August 8, 2008. 
    • "A New Paradox of Happiness" presented to the Philosophy Department at Victoria University, Wellington NZ, August 7, 2008.
    • "A New Paradox of Happiness" presented to the Philosophy Department at the University of Otago, Dunedin NZ, August 6, 2008.
    • "Must and Can" presented to the Australasian Association of Philosophy, Melbourne, July 11, 2008.
    • "A New Paradox of Happiness" presented to the Philosophy Society, Australian National University, May 20, 2008.
    • "Must and Can" presented at Epistemology at the Beach, Kioloa, Australia, February 15, 2008.
    • "Counterpossibles, Impossible Worlds and Essence" with B. Brogaard,  discussed at the Arizona Ontology Conference.  January 2008. 
    • "Counterpossible Conditionals" presented to the Philosophy Seminar at RSSS, Australian National University, November 8.
    • "Counterpossible Conditionals", presented at the University of Sydney, October 17.
    • "Counterpossible Conditionals", presented to the Institut d'Histoiri et de Philosophie des Sciences et des Techniques, at Université Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne, October 8, 2007. 
    • "Remarks on Counterpossibles", presented with B. Brogaard, 1st Synthese Annual Conference, Copenhagen, October 3, 2007.
    • "Remarks on Counterpossibles" with B. Brogaard, Epistemology Workshop, University of Edinburgh, May 15, 2007. 
    • "The Most General Factive Mental State Operator". International Conference on Linguistics and Epistemology, University of Aberdeen. May 12-13, 2007.  Keynotes by Kent Bach, Peter Ludlow, Jonathan Schaffer & Jason Stanley.
    • "Knowability Noir: 1945-1963". NAMICONA Epistemology Workshop, Department of Philosophy, University of Copenhagen. August 22, 2006.
    • "Knowability Noir: 1945-1963". presented at the Logic Tea to the Institute for Logic, Language, and Computation, University of Amsterdam. May 23, 2006.
    • "The History and Significance of the Knowability Paradox". colloquium at the Department of Philosophy and Religion at the Goethe University of Frankfurt. May 15, 2006.
    • "Who Discovered Fitch's Paradox and Why Won't it Go Away?". Pacific Division of the APA. Portland, March 24, 2006.
      Commentator: Ali Kazmi
    • "Knowability, Possibility and Paradox" with B. Brogaard. Book launch event for New Waves in Epistemology. Pacific Division of the APA. Portland, March 24, 2006.
    • "A Solution to Fitch's Paradox of Knowability" with B. Brogaard. epistemology workshop at the University of Copenhagen. July 30, 2004.
    • "Contextualism and Subject-Sensitive Invariantism" with B. Brogaard. epistemology workshop at the University of Copenhagen. July 30, 2004.
    • "Truth-tracking and the Problem of Reflective Knowledge". Inland Northwest Philosophy Conference on Knowledge and Skepticism. April 2004.
    • "Tracking and Safety: Some Counterexamples". Pacific Division of the APA. March 2004.
    • "Anti-realism, Theism and the Conditional Fallacy" with B. Brogaard. Central Division of the APA. 2003.
      Commentator: Michael Rea.
    • "To Be is to Be Considered" with B. Brogaard. Presented to the Society for Realist and Anti-realist Discussion. Pacific Division of the APA. 2003.
    • "Anti-realism and Possibility" with B. Brogaard. Pacific Division of the APA. 2003.