joseph salerno
Associate Professor of Philosophy
Department of Philosophy, Saint Louis University
3800 Lindell Blvd., Adorjan Hall. Rm. 130
Saint Louis, MO 63108, USA 
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 Joe Salerno (Ph.D., Ohio State University, 1999) is associate professor at St Louis University. He was a visiting researcher at the Jean Nicod Institute in Paris (2010-2011) and research fellow at the RSSS philosophy program at Australian National University in 2008, and Visiting Professor at the University of Frankfurt 2006 and 2011. He is the editor of New Essays on the Knowability Paradox and a special issue of Synthese titled Knowability and Beyond.  Current research includes papers on modal epistemic paradoxes and epistemic modals. 

Recent Publications  

  • “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. 

Recent Talks

    • “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.












Books and Volumes


Brain on Philosophy 

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