Carlotta Pavese

Carlotta Pavese

Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Contact Information
1364 Campus Drive, 201 West Duke Building Box 90743, Durham, NC 27708
201 West Duke Building, Box 90743, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 684-6803


I am an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Duke University since Fall 2014. In 2018-2019 I will be the Andrew W. Mellon Assistant Professor of Philosophy. In 2013-2014, I was a Bersoff Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow of Philosophy at NYU.  Before that, I was a graduate student at Rutgers University. I have broad interests. My areas of specialization are philosophy of language, epistemology, philosophy of mind and philosophical logic. Other than philosophy, I do linguistics, mostly formal semantics and syntax, which I learned here.  Originally, I am from Italy and grew up in a village on the hills of Monferrato (Calamandrana) where good wine abounds. You can find my CV here.

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., Rutgers University 2013

  • M.A., University of Pittsburgh 2008

Pavese, C. "Know-How and Gradability." Philosophical Review 126, no. 3 (July 2017): 345-383. Full Text

Pavese, C. "On the meaning of ‘therefore’." Analysis 77, no. 1 (January 2017): 88-97. Full Text

Pavese, C. "A Theory of Practical Meaning." Philosophical Topics 45, no. 2 (2017): 65-96. Full Text

Pavese, C. "Skill in epistemology II: Skill and know how." Philosophy Compass 11, no. 11 (November 2016): 650-660. Full Text

Pavese, C. "Skill in epistemology I: Skill and knowledge." Philosophy Compass 11, no. 11 (November 2016): 642-649. Full Text

Pavese, C. "KNOWING A RULE." Philosophical Issues 25, no. 1 (October 2015): 165-188. Full Text

Pavese, C. "Practical senses." Philosophers Imprint 15, no. 29 (January 1, 2015): 1-25.

Pavese, C. "Meanings, propositions and decitationalism." Iride 20, no. 51 (May 1, 2007): 361-368. (Review) Full Text