• Bachelor of Science, University of Tel Aviv
  • Master of Philosophy, University of Tel Aviv
  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Cambridge

Current Research Interests

  • The Philosophy of Climate Science
  • Possibilistic epistemology
  • The History of 20th Century Philosophy
  • Twentieth-Century Women Philosophers

Current Research Projects

I am currently engaged in three projects. The first of these continues to articulate and address issues in modal epistemology, especially of climate science. The second project examines and learns from the work of speculative women philosophers from the first half of the twentieth century. The third project examines the work of speculative philosophers of science from the early decades of the twentieth century.

Selected Recent Publications

  • Joel Katzav, Dorothy Rogers and Krist Vaesen eds. (2023). Knowledge, mind and reality: an Introduction by early twentieth-century American women philosophers. Women in the History of Philosophy and Sciences, Cham, Switzerland: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-031-24437-7
  • Katzav, Joel and Vaesen, Krist (2022).The rise of logical empiricist philosophy of science and the fate of speculative philosophy of science. HOPOS, 12 (2), 327-358. doi: 10.1086/721135
  • Katzav, Joel, Thompson, Erica L., Risbey, James, Stainforth, David A., Bradley, Seamus and Frisch, Mathias (2021). On the appropriate and inappropriate uses of probability distributions in climate projections and some alternatives. Climatic Change, 169 (1-2) 15, 1-20. doi: 10.1007/s10584-021-03267-x
  • 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 


After receiving my PhD in Philosophy early in 1999, I worked as a translator and a software engineer. I returned to academia towards the end of 2000 and have, since then, worked at the University of Arkansas, the University of Dundee, the University of Reading, the University of Oxford, the University of Leeds and Eindhoven University of Technology. I have been at the University of Queensland since the start of 2017.

Visit my personal website at: https://sites.google.com/site/joelkatzav/