Aleks Knoks


I’m a philosopher, working at the Department of Computer Science at the University of Luxembourg, with the Individual and Collective Reasoning Group.

Much of my research lies at the intersection of epistemology, philosophical logic, and artificial intelligence, but my interests are broad, spanning various traditional areas, including ethics, decision theory, and the philosophy of language. I’m particularly interested in the structure of various normative domains, which I like to think about drawing on ideas from (different areas of) philosophy, logic, and computer science.

Before coming to Luxembourg, I was a postdoc at the University of Zurich. Before that, I got a PhD from the University of Maryland (in 2020). 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.

I’m also an associate editor of Dialectica.

If you’d like to get in touch, please email me at aleks.knoks[at]uni[dot]lu.