Aleks Knoks

Aleks Knoks, Dr.

Swiss Government Excellence Fellow (FCS)

Address: UZH, Philosophisches Seminar, Zürichbergstrasse 43, CH-8044 Zürich

Room number: UZH, Hauptgebäude, KOL-F-114a


Areas of Specialization

  • Epistemology
  • Formal Epistemology
  • Philosophical Logic

Areas of Competence

  • Decision and Game Theory
  • Early Modern Philosophy
  • Metaethics
  • Philosophy of Language

Title of Research Project: Epistemic norms, first-personal ought, and defeasible logic

Dissertation title: Defeasibility in Epistemology


Curriculum vitae

Since 09/2020

Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Chair of Theoretical Philosophy (Meylan), University of Zurich

2013 – 2020

PhD in Philosophy, University of Maryland at College Park, MD, USA

2013 – 2018, 2020

Instructor and Teaching Assistant, University of Maryland at College Park, MD, USA

2018 – 2020

Visiting Doctoral Student at the Chair of Practical Philosophy/Ethics, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany


Visiting Junior Fellow at the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy, the Ludwig Maximillian University of Munich


Predoctoral Researcher at the Centre for Logic and Philosophy of Science, University of Ghent, Belgium

2010 – 2012

MSc in Logic (cum laude), the Institute of Logic, Language and Computation, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands


Teaching Assistant, University of Amsterdam


MA in Philosophy (cum laude), University of Latvia, Latvia


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