Justin Biddle

Associate Professor

Member Of:
  • School of Public Policy
  • Center for Urban Innovation
Office Phone:
Office Location:
DM Smith 316

Justin B. Biddle, Associate Professor in the School of Public Policy, received a BA in Philosophy and a BS in Physics from the University of Dayton in 1999 and a PhD in the Program in History and Philosophy of Science from the University of Notre Dame in 2006. Before arriving at Georgia Tech, he completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Bielefeld University in Germany. His research interests are interdisciplinary in nature, drawing on fields such as philosophy of science, bioethics, environmental ethics, philosophy of food, the ethics of emerging technologies, and science and technology policy. Two main foci of his research are the role of values in science and the epistemic and ethical implications of the social organization of research. A particular focus is the epistemic and ethical implications of current intellectual property and licensing policies in science, especially in biomedicine and agricultural biotechnology. 

  • M.A. and Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, History and Philosophy of Science
  • B.A., University of Dayton, Philosophy
  • B.S., University of Dayton, Physics
Awards and
  • Distinguished Fellow at the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study (Spring 2014)
Areas of
  • Bioethics
  • Environmental Ethics
  • Ethics Of Emerging Technologies
  • Intellectual Property Rights
  • Patents
  • Philosophy Of Food
  • Philosophy Of Science
Research Fields:
  • Ethics and Philosophy of Science and Technology
  • Environment
  • Health
  • Inequality and Social Justice
  • International Development
  • PHIL-2010: Intro Philosophy
  • PHIL-3103: Modern Philosophy
  • PHIL-3115: Philosophy of Science
  • PHIL-3127: Sci, Tech & Human Values
  • PHIL-3140: Philosophy of Food
  • PST-3103: Modern Phil
  • PST-3115: Philosophy of Science
  • PST-4174: Perspectives-Sci & Tech
Recent Publications