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

Research Interests

  • The Philosophy of Science
  • Metaphysics
  • Epistemology
  • Argumentation theory
  • The History of Philosophy

Current Research Interests

  • The Philosophy of Climate Science
  • The History of 20th Century Philosophy

Current Research Projects

I am currently engaged in two projects. The first of these articulates and addresses issues in the theoretical foundations of climate science, especially issues relating to the notion of a climate state. The second project is an examination of how journal capture by specific approaches to philosophy has affected philosophy’s development and nature.

Selected Recent Publications

  • 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.
  • Katzav, J. and Parker, W. S. (2018) 'Issues in the Theoretical Foundations of Climate Science', Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics, doi:10.1016/j.shpsb.2018.02.001.
  • Katzav, J. and Vaesen, K. (2017) “On the emergence of American analytic philosophy”, British Journal for the History of Philosophy, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09608788.2016.1261794.
  • Katzav, J. and Parker, W. S. (2015) “The future of climate modeling”, Climatic Change, 132, 475-487.


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/