Carlotta Pavese

Carlotta Pavese

Andrew W. Mellon Assistant Professor

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 currently the Andrew W. Mellon Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Duke University, where I have been an Assistant Professor since 2014. 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, action theory, 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, action, and luck.” Synthese, May 31, 2018, 1–23. Full Text

Beddor, B., and C. Pavese. “Modal Virtue Epistemology.” Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, January 1, 2018. Full Text

Pavese, C. “A theory of practical meaning.” Philosophical Topics 45, no. 2 (September 1, 2017): 65–96. Full Text

Pavese, C. “Know-how and gradability.” Philosophical Review 126, no. 3 (July 1, 2017): 345–83. Full Text

Pavese, C. “On the meaning of 'therefore'.” Analysis (United Kingdom) 77, no. 1 (January 1, 2017): 88–97. Full Text

Pavese, C. “Skill in epistemology II: Skill and know how.” Philosophy Compass 11, no. 11 (November 1, 2016): 650–60. Full Text

Pavese, C. “Skill in epistemology I: Skill and knowledge.” Philosophy Compass 11, no. 11 (November 1, 2016): 642–49. Full Text

Pavese, C. “Knowing a rule.” Nous Supplement: Philosophical Issues 25, no. 1 (October 1, 2015): 165–88. 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): 361–68. Full Text


Pavese, Carlotta. “Logical Inference and Its Dynamics.” In Deontic Logic and Normative Systems, edited by O. Roy, A. Tamminga, and M. Willer, 203–19. COLLEGE PUBLICATIONS, 2016.