Professor Bernhard SalowBack to People

Subjects: Philosophy
Department: Philosophy
College appointment: Tutorial Fellow in Philosophy
Officer: Deputy Dean of Degrees


I studied Mathematics and Philosophy at St Hugh’s College, Oxford, followed by the BPhil in Philosophy at New College, Oxford, and a PhD in Philosophy at MIT. I then spent three years as a Junior Research Fellow at Trinity College, Cambridge, before joining Magdalen in 2018.


At undergraduate level, I teach Logic, Metaphysics, Epistemology, Ethics, the Philosophies of Logic, Language, and Mathematics, and Early Modern Philosophy. At graduate level, I mostly teach Epistemology.

Selected Publications

  • “Elusive Externalism” forthcoming in Mind
  • “Don’t Look Now” (with Arif Ahmed) forthcoming in the British Journal for the Philosophy of Science
  • “The Externalist’s Guide to Fishing for Compliments” Mind 127 (2018): 691-728
  • “Transparency and the KK Principle” (with Nilanjan Das) Noȗs52 (2018): 3-23.
  • “Taking a Chance on KK” (with Jeremy Goodman) Philosophical Studies175 (2018): 183-196
  • “Partiality and Retrospective Justification” Philosophy and Public Affairs 45 (2017): 8-26.
  • “Lewis on Iterated Knowledge” Philosophical Studies173 (2016): 1571-1590.