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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
  • Stop Making Sense? On A Puzzle about Epistemic Rationality. Forthcoming in Philosophy and Phenomenological Research. [Winner of the Young Epistemologist Prize of 2015.]
  • Who Cares What You Accurately Believe? Forthcoming in Philosophical Perspectives 29, Epistemology.
  • The Right in the Good: A Defense of Teleological Non-Consequentialism in Epistemology. Forthcoming in J. Dunn and K. Ahlstrom-Vij (ed.), Epistemic Consequentialism. Oxford University Press.
  • A Plea for Epistemic Excuses. Forthcoming in F. Dorsch and J. Dutant (ed.), The New Evil Demon. Oxford University Press.
  • Justification and the Truth-Connection (Cambridge University Press, 2012).

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

  • Epistemology
  • Ethics
Expertise and public engagement


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