Dr Simon Goldstein
Senior Research Fellow
Areas of expertise: logic; philosophy of language; epistemology
ORCID ID: 0000-0003-4089-8575
Location: ACU Melbourne Campus
My research explores conditionals, modals, dynamic semantics, and more generally the constraints that logic places on meaning. Lately, I've been exploring new logics for knowledge, connected to justification and assertion. In addition, I've been exploring the probability of conditionals within information sensitive semantics. Before joining ACU, I was an assistant professor at Lingnan University in Hong Kong. Before that, I received my PhD from Rutgers, and my BA from Yale.
- ‘The counterfactual direct argument,’ Linguistics and Philosophy, published online 29 July 2019.
- ‘Free choice impossibility results,’ Journal of Philosophical Logic, published online 18 June 2019.
- ‘A theory of conditional assertion,’ Journal of Philosophy 116(6), 2019: 293-318.
- ‘Generalized update semantics,’ Mind 128(511), 2019: 795-835.
- ‘Triviality results for probabilistic modals,’Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 99(1), 2019: 188-222.
- ‘Believing epistemic contradictions,’coauthored with Bob Beddor, The Review of Symbolic Logic 11(1), 2018: 87-114.
- ‘Conditional heresies,’ coauthored with Fabrizio Cariani, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, published online 1 January
- ‘A stronger doctrine of double effect,’ coauthored with Ben Bronner, Australasian Journal of Philosophy 96(4), 2017: 793-805.
- ‘A preface paradox for intention,’Philosophers' Imprint 16(14), 2016: 1-20.
Appointments and affiliations
- Oct 2019- Senior Research Fellow, Dianoia Institute of Philosophy, Australian Catholic University
- 2017-2019 Assistant Professor, Lingnan University Department of Philosophy.
- Referee for Australasian Journal of Philosophy, Analysis, Cambridge University Press, Dialectica, Ergo, Erkenntnis, Inquiry, Journal of Philosophical Logic, Linguistics & Philosophy, Mind, Nous, Philosophical Quarterly, Philosophical Studies, Review of Symbolic Logic, Semantics & Pragmatics, Synthese, Thought, Topoi.