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Department of Philosophy

Marcello Di Bello

Marcello Di Bello (B.A., Catholic University of Milan; M.Sc., University of Amsterdam; Ph.D., Stanford University) is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Lehman College. His research interests are in philosophy of law and epistemology with a focus on legal epistemology and reasoning, evidence, probability, and epistemic closure. During the academic year 2016-2017 he held an Infoys Fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Study in the School of Social Science in Princeton.

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Recent Publications

  • "Can Probability Theory Explain Why Epistemic Closure is Both Intuitive and Prone to Counterexamples?", Philosophical Studies (forthcoming)
  • "Evidential Reasoning" (co-authored with Bart Verheij), in Handbook of Legal Reasoning and Argumentation, eds. Giorgio Bongiovanni et al. (Springer, forthcoming)
  • Review essay, "Walton's Argument Evaluation and Evidence" (co-authored with Bart Verheij), Argumentation (forthcoming)
  • "Epistemic Closure, Assumptions and Topics of Inquiry", Synthese 191 (2014)
  • "Betraying Davidson: The Quest for the Incommensurable", in Language, Knowledge, and Metaphysics, eds. Massimiliano Carrara and Vittorio Morato (College Publications, 2009)
  • "LKIF Core: Principled Ontology Development for the Legal Domain", in Law, Ontologies and the Semantic Web: Channelling the Legal Information Flood – Volume 188 Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications, eds. Joost Breuker, Pompeu Casanovas, Michel C. A. Klein, and Enrico Francesconi (IOS Press, 2009)