Dr Justin Clarke-Doane

Biography

Dr Clarke-Doane’s research areas include Metaphysics, Epistemology, Philosophy of Mathematics, Metaethics

Dr Clarke-Doane’s work concerns metaphysical and epistemological problems surrounding traditionally a priori domains such as logic, mathematics, modality, and morality.

Education

  • Ph.D. Philosophy, NYU, 2011
  • B.A. Philosophy/Mathematics, New College of Florida, 2005.

Research

Areas of Research

Metaphysics, Epistemology, Philosophy of Mathematics, Metaethics.

My work concerns metaphysical and epistemological problems surrounding traditionally a priori domains such as logic, mathematics, modality, and morality.  Current interests include:

  • Debunking arguments, the Benacerraf-Field challenge, and their relationship
  • The determinacy and significance of metaphysical possibility and related notions
  • The metaphysical and epistemological significance of disagreement
  • Normative epistemology on the model of the epistemology of pure mathematics
  • Logic and the foundations of mathematics

Works in Progress

  • Platonic Semantics
  • The Benacerraf-Field Challenge
  • Genealogy and Reliability
  • Disagreement and Realism
  • The Insignificance of Metaphysical Modality.

 

Publications

Articles

Edited Volumes

  • Special issue of the Review of Symbolic Logic on objectivity and undecidability. Forthcoming.

Encyclopaedia Entry

  • “Justification.” Encyclopedia of American Philosophy, eds. John Lachs and Robert Talisse. New York: Routledge. 2007.

Talks and Conferences

  • Topic TBA, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL (for a conference on disagreement). TBA.
  • Topic TBA, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK (for a conference on explanation in ethics and mathematics). TBA
  • “What is the Benacerraf Problem?”, Australian National University (Research School of Social Sciences). Canberra, Australia. 2011.
  • “Evolutionary Debunking Arguments”, Oxford University, Oxford, United Kingdom. 2011.
  • “Genealogy and Reliability”, Rutgers/NYU Epistemology Symposium, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ. 2011.
  • “Moral and Mathematical Disagreement”, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden. 2009.