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dr. T.M. Nawar

Assistant Professor



Areas of Interest: Ancient and Medieval Philosophy; Epistemology; Metaphysics; Philosophy of Language & Logic

Before joining the faculty of philosophy here in Groningen (in 2015) I was a research fellow in philosophy at the University of Oxford and before that I completed my PhD at the University of Cambridge.

My historical research is broad both chronologically and thematically, but focuses on ancient and medieval philosophy. To date, I have published on Plato, Aristotle, the Stoics, and Augustine.

My systematic interests are focused on (analytic) metaphysics, epistemology, and philosophy of language and logic. I am especially interested in questions at the intersections of these areas and value theory and the philosophy of action.

I am interested in supervising students working in these areas. Please contact me if you are a prospective student and have any queries.

On my personal site you can find more materials related to my teaching and research.

Some recent publications:

'Thrasymachus' Unerring Skill and the Arguments of Republic I' , Phronesis 63 (2018), 359-391

'The Stoics on Identity, Identification, and Peculiar Qualities', Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy 32 (2017), 113-159

'Platonic Know-How and Successful Action', European Journal of Philosophy 25 (2017), 944-962

‘Aristotelian Finitism’Synthese (2015) [PDF proof]

‘Augustine on the Varieties of Understanding and Why There is No Learning from Words’, Oxford Studies in Medieval Philosophy (2015) [PDF proof]

'Augustine on the Dangers of Friendship', The Classical Quarterly 65 (2015), 836-851

‘The Stoic Account of Apprehension’, Philosophers’ Imprint (2014) [open access]

‘Knowledge and True Belief at Theaetetus 201a-c’, British Journal for the History of Philosophy (2013)  [PDF offprint]  (commended in the 2013 BSHP Essay Prize Competition)


From 2017, I will be working on a NWO Veni project focusing on relativism about truth and morality in ancient philosophy.
Last modified:03 September 2019 08.04 a.m.

Contact information

Oude Boteringestraat 52
9712 GL Groningen
The Netherlands