Bernhard Salow

Trinity College Cambridge
Trinity Street
Cambridge, UK

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I am a Junior Research Fellow at Trinity College Cambridge. Before coming here, I did my PhD in philosophy at MIT. And before starting at MIT, I did the BPhil in Philosophy and an undergraduate degree in Mathematics and Philosophy at Oxford.

Most of my research is in epistemology. I'm particularly interested in the internalism/externalism debate; 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 also 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, philosophical logic, and the philosophy of language.


Elusive Externalism. Mind, forthcoming.

Don't Look Now (with Arif Ahmed). British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, forthcoming.

The Externalist’s Guide to Fishing for Compliments. Mind, forthcoming.

Transparency and the KK Principle (with Nilanjan Das). Noûs, forthcoming.

Taking a chance on KK (with Jeremy Goodman). Philosophical Studies, forthcoming.

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

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

Work in Progress

Avoiding Risk and Avoiding Evidence (with Catrin Campbell-Moore)