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Dr Joseph Diekemper

Lecturer in Philosophy
(PhD University of St. Andrews)

Contact Details
Room 023.03.002
Tel: ++44 (0) 28 9097 3421
Personal webpage:

QUB Research Portal (Pure)

Teaching Areas
For the academic year 2015-16 I will be on leave during the Autumn semester and I will be teaching Philosophical Theology during the Spring semester. In the past I have also taught Philosophy and Human Nature, Knowledge and Reality, Metaphysics, and History of Philosophy (Kant Section).

Research Interests
Metaphysics, especially time, properties, events, and the metaphysical implications of theism; Philosophy of Religion/Philosophical Theology, especially divine eternity, divine foreknowledge and human freedom, and theological anthropology.  For the academic year 2011-12 I held an Oxford Templeton Research Fellowship at Hertford College, University of Oxford.

Research Supervision
I am happy to supervise research students in any area of traditional Metaphysics, to include such topics as causation, material substances, events, persons, universals, time, and modality.  I am also available to supervise research students in the Philosophy of Religion/Philosophical Theology, particularly in such topics as the divine attributes, the problem of divine foreknowledge and human freedom, the problem of evil, and philosophical issues attending theological anthropology.  I am currently supervising a Ph.D. student working on the metaphysics of freedom in Kant and Jonathan Edwards.

Recent/Selected Publications