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Dr Rob Knowles

Lecturer in Philosophy, Politics, Philosophy and International Relations
Available For Postgraduate Supervision


Rob is a lecturer in philosophy at Swansea University. Previously, he held teaching posts at the University of Bristol, University of Leeds, University of Manchester, and Lancaster University. He completed a British Academy post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Leeds in 2019, having completed his PhD at the University of Manchester in 2015. His areas of research expertise are metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of language, and philosophy of mathematics. He is particularly interested in how mathematics facilitates the representation and explanation of the physical world, what the subject matter of mathematics is, and how mathematical knowledge is possible.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Metaphysics
  • Epistemology
  • Philosophy of Language
  • Philosophy of Mathematics
  • Philosophy of Science