Mark Satta

Mark Satta

Assistant Professor

Curriculum vitae


Mark Satta



Research interest(s)/area of expertise

  •  Epistemology, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Law


  • Ph.D. in Philosophy, Purdue University
  • J.D., Harvard Law School
  • B.A. in Philosophy, SUNY Brockport
  • B.A. in Psychology and Communication, Houghton College

Selected publications

Unclear Hostility: Supreme Court Discussions of ‘Hostility to Religion’ from Barnette to American Legion,” Buffalo Law Review, 68, 2 (2020): 641-708.

Contextualism and the Ambiguity Theory of ‘Knows’.” Episteme, 17, 2 (2020): 209-29.

Semantic Blindness and Error Theorizing for the Ambiguity Theory of ‘Knows’,” Analysis, 78, 2 (2018): 275-84.

A Linguistic Grounding for a Polysemy Theory of ‘Knows’,” Philosophical Studies, 175, 5 (2018): 1163-82.

Currently teaching

  •  PHI 3500: Theory of Knowledge (Fall 2020)