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Clayton Littlejohn

Dr Clayton Littlejohn

littlejohn_altReader in Philosophy

Tel +44 (0)20 7848 1956
Address Room 412, Philosophy Building
King’s College London



Dr Clayton Littlejohn studied philosophy at Rhodes College and the University of Nebraska. Before joining King’s in 2011, he taught at Southern Methodist University and the University of Texas at San Antonio. 

Research interests and PhD supervision
  • Epistemology, especially epistemic justification, epistemic norms, perception, relations between theoretical and practical reason, and scepticism.
  • Ethical theory, especially the moral significance of intention, the distinction between justification and excuse.
  • Reasons for action.

Dr. Littlejohn’s research interests are primarily in epistemology, specifically on debates about justification and epistemic normativity. He also has interests in action theory and ethical theory, especially debates about the nature of reasons for action and the moral significance of intention.

Dr. Littlejohn welcomes enquiries from students seeking supervision on topics in his areas of research interest.

For more details, please see his full research profile.

Selected publications
  • Justification and the Truth-Connection (Cambridge University Press, 2012)
  • 'The Unity of Reason'. In C. Littlejohn and J. Turri (ed.), Epistemic Norms (Oxford University Press, Forthcoming)
  • 'Disagreement and Defeat'. In D. Machuca (ed.), Disagreement and Skepticism (Routledge, Forthcoming)
  • 'Fallibilism and Concessive Knowledge Attributions'. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 83 (2011): 603-19.
  • 'Moore’s Paradox and Epistemic Norms'. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 88 (2010): 79-100.

For a complete list of publications, please see Clayton's full research profile.


Clayton has previously taught on the following modules

Undergraduate modules:

  • 4AANA002 Ethics I
  • 5AANA009 Epistemology II 

 Postgraduate modules:

  • 7AAN2007 Epistemology 
  • 7AAN4021 General Philosophy 
Expertise and public engagement


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