Professor Clayton Littlejohn

Professor Clayton Littlejohn

Areas of expertise: epistemology; ethical theory

ORCID ID: 0000-0003-2126-6169


Location: ACU Melbourne Campus

Clayton received his Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, in 2005.  He was Professor of Philosophy at King’s College London before coming to ACU in 2020. His research is concerned with issues in epistemology, ethical theory, and the connections between practical and theoretical reason.    

Select publications

  • Justification and the Truth-Connection. Cambridge University Press, 2012.
  • “Defeaters as Indicators of Ignorance,” with Julien Dutant, In J. Brown and M. Simion (ed.), Reasons, Justification, and Defeat. Oxford University Press. Forthcoming.
  • “Truth, Knowledge, and the Standard of Proof in Criminal Law,” Synthese. Forthcoming.
  • “A Plea for Epistemic Excuses,” In F. Dorsch and J. Dutant (ed.), The New Evil Demon. Oxford University Press.
  • “Being More Realistic About Reasons: On Rationality and Reasons Perspectivism,” Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 99(3), 2019: 605-627.
  • “Stop Making Sense? A Puzzle about Epistemic Rationality,” Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 96(2), 2018: 257-272.
  • “Who Cares What You Accurately Believe?” Philosophical Perspectives 29, 2015: 217-48.
  • “The Russellian Retreat,” Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 113(3), 2013: 293-320. 

Accolades and awards

  • Winning Essay in the 2015 Young Epistemologist Prize Competition

Appointments and affiliations

  • Professor of Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, King’s College London, 2018-
  • Reader, Department of Philosophy, King’s College London, 2015-2018
  • Lecturer, Department of Philosophy, King’s College London. 2011-2015
  • Assistant Professor, University of Texas, San Antonio, 2009-2011

Editorial roles

  • Area editor, Ergo: An Open Access Journal of Philosophy

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