Dr Justine Kingsbury

Senior Lecturer in Philosophy; Associate Dean (Graduate and Postgraduate) (FASS)

Qualifications: BA(Hons), MA VUW, PhD Rutgers

School of Social Sciences




Philosophy of mind; philosophy of biology; critical thinking; aesthetics (especially philosophy of music)

Recent Publications

  • Bowell, T., & Kingsbury, J. (2018). How can we get students to think critically about intransigent beliefs?. Teaching Philosophy, 40(4), 395-405. doi:10.5840/teachphil201812277

  • Kingsbury, J., & Dare, T. (2017). The philosophical use and misuse of science. Metaphilosophy, 48(4), 449-466. doi:10.1111/meta.12256 Open Access version:

  • Kingsbury, J. (2017). The prospects for teleosemantics: Can biological functions fix mental content?. In R. Joyce (Ed.), The Routledge Handbook of Evolution and Philosophy. Routledge. doi:10.4324/9781315764863

  • Goldberg, I., Kingsbury, J., Bowell, T., & Howard, D. (2015). Measuring critical thinking about deeply held beliefs: Can the California Critical Thinking Dispositions Inventory help?. Inquiry: Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines, 30(1), 40-50. doi:10.5840/inquiryct20153016 Open Access version:

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Papers Taught

Contact Details

Name  Extn.  Username  Room  Department
Kingsbury, Dr Justine 9352 justinek J.3.13 Philosophy Programme