Jesper Kallestrup (PhD, St. Andrews) joined the department in September 2005. He is also an Associate Fellow of Arché at the University of St. Andrews and an Affiliated Professor of Philosophy at Copenhagen University. Previous major administrative roles include Head of Department of Philosophy (2011-2013), Postgraduate Director in the School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences (2014), and Head of School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences (2015).
I normally teach undergraduate courses in the areas of philosophy of language, philosophy of mind and epistemology. I also supervise undergraduate dissertations in those areas.
In the first semester of 2016/17 I teach an Honours course Metaphysics of Mind (PHIL10077). In the second semester I teach a second year undergraduate course Knowledge and Reality (PHIL08017).
Tuesday 11.00am - 12 noon, Thursday 2.00pm - 3.00pm, or by email appointment.
I normally teach postgraduate courses in the areas of philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, epistemology and philosophical methodology. I also supervise taught postgraduate dissertations in those areas.
In the first semester of 2016/17 I teach an MSc course Metaphysics of Mind (PHIL11066), and a combined online/on-campus MSc course Introduction to Philosophical Methodology (PHIL11008/PHIL11132). In the second semester I teach a combined online/on-campus MSc course Advanced Philosophical Methodology (PHIL11009/PHIL11137).
My current research interests are primarily in the areas of internalism/externalism in philosophy of mind and epistemology, extended knowledge, metaphysics of mind and knowledge, e.g. conceivability arguments and mental causation, and theories of reference and content in philosophy of language. I would be particularly delighted to supervise research students who want to work in these specific areas. More broadly, I would be interested in supervising projects in related areas of epistemology, philosophy of mind and philosophy of language.
Philosophy of language, epistemology and philosophy of mind.