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Dr Julien Dutant

dutantLecturer in Philosophy

Tel +44 (0)20 7848 1135 
Address Room 601, Philosophy Building
King’s College London




Dr Julien Dutant studied philosophy at the University of Paris-4 Sorbonne, University College London, the University of Oxford and the University of Geneva, where he obtained his PhD in 2010. He has since held research and teaching positions at the University of Geneva and visiting post-doc positions at the University of Oxford and the University of Michigan.

Research interests and PhD supervision
  • Epistemology, especially, knowledge, safety, inference, epistemic value and epistemic norms.
  • Philosophy of language, especially context-sensitivity.
  • Formal epistemology, especially epistemic logic.
Dr Dutant's primary interests are in epistemology and the philosophy of language. Dr Dutant also has interests in formal epistemology, the history of epistemology and various areas connected to the theory of rationality, such as decision theory, Bayesian theories of confirmation.
Selected publications
  • (forthcoming) The Legend of the Justified True Belief Analysis, Philosophical Perspectives.
  • (forthcoming) Knowledge-based Decision Theory and the New Evil Demon Problem, in Dutant & Dorsch (eds.), The New Evil Demon, Oxford University Press.
  • (2013) In Defence of Swamping, Thought 2:4, 357-66.
  • (2013, with Erik J. Olsson) Is There a Statistical Solution to the Generality Problem. Erkenntnis 78 (6):1347-1365..
  • (2012) The Value and Expected Value of Knowledge. Dialogue, 51, pp. 141–162.

Dr Dutant has previously taught on the following modules

Undergraduate modules

  • 4AANA101 Introduction to Philosophy
  • 4AANB008 Methodology
  • 5AANA014 Intermediate Logic
  • 6AAN4043 Knowledge, Objectivity and Relativism
Expertise and public engagement



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