Caleb Clanton

Caleb Clanton

Associate Professor
University Research Professor

Caleb Clanton has been on faculty at Lipscomb University since 2012. He taught previously at Pepperdine University, where he served as the Director of the Philosophy Program and was twice named a Seaver Fellow in Humanities. He has also served on faculty at Vanderbilt University. Clanton is the recipient of several teaching awards, including most recently the Howard A. White Award for Teaching Excellence at Pepperdine (2009-2010).

Clanton’s research centers on issues in philosophy of religion, moral philosophy, and pragmatism. He has published numerous journal articles and is the author or editor of four books, including The Philosophy of Religion of Alexander Campbell (University of Tennessee Press); The Classical American Pragmatists & Religion (Baylor University Press); The Ethics of Citizenship (Baylor University Press); and Religion & Democratic Citizenship (Lexington Books). He teaches a variety of courses at Lipscomb, including Introduction to Philosophy, Ethical Theory, History of Philosophy, and Philosophy of Religion.


Ph.D., Philosophy, Vanderbilt University
M.A., Philosophy, Vanderbilt University
B.A., Philosophy, University of Alabama in Huntsville


History Politics and Philosophy (Ezell Center 145)

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