Arianna Falbo

  • Assistant Professor, Philosophy
  • PhD Brown University
  • MA Simon Fraser University
  • HBA University of Toronto

Teaching Interests

Epistemology, Feminist Philosophy, Social Philosophy, Applied Ethics

Research Interests

Epistemology, Feminist and Social Philosophy


Arianna Falbo researches and teaches topics in epistemology, feminist philosophy, applied ethics, and social philosophy. Her current research explores the norms governing the rationality of inquiry, as well as the relationship between inquiry and injustice. Before coming to Bentley, she received her PhD from Brown University, where she also completed a Doctoral Certificate in Gender and Sexuality Studies. She grew up in Mississauga, Ontario, and she was a first-generation college student.

Professional Links


Journal Articles

  • Falbo, A., LaCroix, T. (2022). Est-ce que vous compute? Code-switching, Cultural Identity, and Artificial Intelligence. Feminist Philosophy Quarterly, (8) 3/4 1-23. (Link)
  • Falbo, A. (2022). Hermeneutical Injustice: Distortion and Conceptual Aptness. Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy , (37) 2 343-363.
  • Falbo, A. (2022). Inquiring Minds Want to Improve. Australasian Journal of Philosophy .
  • Falbo, A. (2021). Fitting in is Human: Forcing Someone to Fit in is Oppression. Aeon-Psyche Magazine . (Link)
  • Falbo, A. (2021). Inquiry and Confirmation. Analysis, (81) 4 622-631.
  • Falbo, A. (2021). Slurs, Neutral Counterparts, and What You Could Have Said. Analytic Philosophy, (62) 4 359-375.
  • Falbo, A. (2017). Analyzing the Wrongfulness of Lying: A Defense of Pluralism. Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review/Revue canadienne de philosophie , (56) 3 431-454 .

    Book Reviews

  • Falbo, A. (2018). [Review of the book Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny by Kate Manne ]. Social Epistemology Reply and Review Collective, (7) 8

  • Presentations

  • Falbo, A. (2023). “Should Epistemology Take the Zetetic Turn?” Presented at the American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division Montreal, Québec, Canada
  • Falbo, A. (2022). “Should Epistemology Take the Zetetic Turn? ” Presented at the COGITO Epistemology Research Centre The Inquiry Conference University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK
  • Service

    Professional Service

  • Reviewer, Journal Article for Erkenntnis 2022 - Present
  • Committee Member for American Philosophical Association, DEI Graduate Curriculum Taskforce 2022 - Present
  • Conference/Workshop Organizer for The Inquiry Network 2020 - Present
  • Reviewer, Journal Article for Mind - 2022
  • Reviewer, Journal Article for Philosophical Studies - 2022
  • Reviewer, Journal Article for Synthese - 2022
  • Reviewer, Journal Article for Asian Journal of Philosophy - 2022
  • Reviewer, Journal Article for Ethics - 2022
  • Reviewer, Journal Article for Philosophers' Imprint - 2022
  • Reviewer, Journal Article for Philosophical Explorations - 2022
  • Editor, Journal for American Philosophical Newsletter on Feminism and Philosophy, Special Issue: "Reflections on Being a First-Generation and/or Low Income Philosopher" - 2021