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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 2013-14 I will be teaching Philosophy and Human Nature, Philosophy of Mind, and Philosophical Theology. I also regularly teach Metaphysics, and I have taught History of Philosophy (Kant section) in the past.

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 mind required by McDowell’s conception of the relation between mind and world.

Recent/Selected Publications