Dr Justin Clarke-Doane


Birmingham Fellow

Department of Philosophy

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Contact details

ERI Building
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT


Justin is a Birmingham Fellow and an Honorary Research Fellow at Monash University. He specializes in metaethics, epistemology, metaphysics, and the philosophy of mathematics. You can find more information about him from his personal webpage.


  • 2005 - 2011 PhD Philosophy, New York University
  • 2001 - 2005 B.A. Philosophy/Mathematics, New College of Florida


Before joining the Birmingham philosophy department, Justin taught at Monash University from 2011-2013. In October 2012, he was Visiting Scholar at the Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne. He received his Ph.D. from NYU in 2011.



  • Time, Self, and Mind (with Josh May), 2012 
  • Introducing Logic (with Monima Chadha), 2012 
  • Metaphysics, 2012 
  • Life, Death, and Morality (with Toby Handfield), 2012 


  • Metaphysics: Meta-Modality, 2012 
  • Thesis Preparation Seminar, 2012 

Postgraduate supervision

Justin is happy to supervise postgraduates in ethics, metaethics, epistemology, metaphysics, and the philosophies of mathematics and logic.


Justin's research centers on metaphysical and epistemological questions surrounding the a priori. He is currently developing a pluralist conception of mathematics, logic, modality, and normativity. Other interests include:

  • Debunking arguments, the Benacerraf-Field challenge, and their relationship
  • Semantic problems for platonistic theories
  • Nominalist and ultrafinitist proof theories
  • The semantic and epistemological significance of disagreement
  • Revisionary theories of moral responsibility



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