Professor Jesper Kallestrup

Professor Jesper Kallestrup

Chair in Philosophy

Professor Jesper Kallestrup
Professor Jesper Kallestrup

Contact Details

The University of Aberdeen Office CB506, Philosophy Department, University of Aberdeen, 50-52 College Bounds, Aberdeen AB24 3DS, Scotland, UK.


After receiving my PhD from the University of St Andrews in 2001, followed by postdoctoral fellowships, I was appointed Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh in 2005, then promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2008, and finally Professor in 2013. During my time at Edinburgh I served as Head of Subject Area, Director of Postgraduate Studies and Head of School. In 2018 I was appointed Professor of Philosophy and Dean of Humanities at the University of Copenhagen. In 2020 I decided to return to Scotland to take up a post as Professor of Philosophy at the University of Aberdeen. 



PhD, Philosophy University of St Andrews 2001

Internal Memberships and Affiliations

Programme Director for the MLitt in Philosophy and Society.

Member of the Gifford Lecture Committee.



Research Areas

Research Overview

I specialise in epistemology and philosophy of mind, but I also have research interests in metaphysics, philosophy of language and philosophical methodology.


I welcome applications from prospective PhD and other research students to work primarily in the areas of epistemology and philosophy of mind.   



Non-Course Teaching Responsibilities

I'm the Course Coordinator for PH1023 Experience, Knowledge and Reality and PH356L/PH456L Themes in Epistemology. 



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