Dr Joel Katzav

Senior Lecturer

School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
+61 7 336 52191


Research Interests

  • The Philosophy of Climate Science
    The epistemology of climate models and the theoretical foundations of climate science.
  • General Philosophy of Science
    In particular, epistemology of science, laws of nature and non-causal explanation in science.
  • Metaphysics
    In particular, existence, laws of nature and methodology.
  • History of Twentieth-Century Philosophy


  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Cambridge


  • Vaesen, Krist and Katzav, Joel (2017) How much would each researcher receive if competitive government research funding were distributed equally among researchers?. PLoS One, 12 9: . doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0183967

  • Katzav, Joel and Vaesen, Krist (2017) On the emergence of American analytic philosophy. British Journal for the History of Philosophy, 1-27. doi:10.1080/09608788.2016.1261794

  • von der Heydt, Anna S., Dijkstra, Henk A., van de Wal, Roderik S. W., Caballero, Rodrigo, Crucifix, Michel, Foster, Gavin L., Huber, Matthew, Köhler, Peter, Rohling, Eelco, Valdes, Paul J., Ashwin, Peter, Bathiany, Sebastian, Berends, Tijn, van Bree, Loes G. J., Ditlevsen, Peter, Ghil, Michael, Haywood, Alan M., Katzav, Joel, Lohmann, Gerrit, Lohmann, Johannes, Lucarini, Valerio, Marzocchi, Alice, Pälike, Heiko, Ruvalcaba Baroni, Itzel, Simon, Dirk, Sluijs, Appy, Stap, Lennert B., Tantet, Alexis, Viebahn, Jan and Ziegler, Martin (2016) Lessons on climate sensitivity from past climate changes. Current Climate Change Reports, 2 4: 148-158. doi:10.1007/s40641-016-0049-3

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Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

Possible Research Projects

Note for students: The possible research projects listed on this page may not be comprehensive or up to date. Always feel free to contact the staff for more information, and also with your own research ideas.