Aleks Knoks


I’m a postdoctoral research fellow in philosophy at the University of Zurich, with the Zurich Epistemology Group on Rationality.

Much of my research lies at the intersection of epistemology and philosophical logic, but my interests are broad, ranging over various questions from the traditional areas of ethics, the philosophy of language, metaphysics, artificial intelligence, and decision theory.

Before coming to Zurich, I got a PhD from the University of Maryland at College Park. My advisor was John Horty and my dissertation focused on the applications of logics for defeasible reasoning to questions in epistemology. While in grad school, I also spent some time as a visiting fellow at the Humboldt University of Berlin and the MCMP in Munich.

Before that, I studied logic in Amsterdam and Ghent, philosophy in my native Latvia, as well as did some voluntary work at a L’Arche community in Lyon.

In September, I’ll be joining the Individual and Collective Reasoning Group at the University of Luxembourg.

The best way to reach me is by email at aleks.knoks[at]gmail[dot]com.