Douglas Campbell

Senior LecturerDouglas Campbell

Karl Popper 618
Internal Phone: 95349


Research Interests

I have numerous research projects in various stages of completion. They involve the problem of induction, the nature of consciousness, the nature of propositions and possible worlds, the three great modal dichotomies (necessity, apriority, and analyticity), a kind of non-classical logic that I call "reticent logic", the problem of naturalising intentionality, and the physicalism/antiphysicalism dispute. I also have research interests in the philosophy of de-extinction and technological unemployment.

My personal research website with preprints of my articles is here:

Recent Publications

  • Campbell D., Copeland BJ. and Deng Z. (2017) The Inconceivable Popularity of Conceivability Arguments. The Philosophical Quarterly 67(267): 223-240.
  • Campbell DI. (2017) Against Lewis on ‘Desire as Belief’. Polish Journal of Philosophy 11(1): 17-28.
  • Campbell DI. (2017) On the Authenticity of De-extinct Organisms, and the Genesis Argument. Animal Studies Journal 6(1) 5: 61-79.
  • Campbell DI. (2017) The Eightfold Way: Why Analyticity, Apriority and Necessity are Independent. Philosophers' Imprint 17 25: 1-17.
  • Campbell D. (2016) A case for resurrecting lost species. Review essay of Beth Shapiro’s, “How to Clone a Mammoth: The Science of De-extinction”. Biology & Philosophy 31(5): 747-759.