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Dr Tamsin de Waal

deWaalTeaching Fellow in Philosophy

Tel +44 (0)20 7848 2750
Address Room 702, Philosophy Building
King’s College London




Dr Tamsin de Waal read Classics at Bristol, and subsequently completed an MPhil in Ancient Philosophy at Cambridge, and an MA and PhD in Philosophy at King’s. Her PhD was on ‘the greatest difficulty’ in Plato’s Parmenides, the problem of how we can possibly come to know forms. Prior to coming to King’s, she was a Teaching Fellow in Philosophy at UCL. She has also taught at Cambridge and Hertfordshire.

Research interests and PhD supervision

 Ancient Philosophy, esp. Plato.

  • Ancient Greek mathematics.
  • Philosophy of Mathematics.

Dr de Waal’s primary research interests relate to Plato's epistemology and metaphysics.   She is particularly interested in the role of mathematics in Plato's epistemology, and in the nature and role of images in Plato and what this tells us about Plato's attitude towards the perceptible world.

Dr   de   Waal   welcomes   enquiries   from   students   seeking  supervision on topics connected to her research interests.

Selected publications

Dr de Waal has previously taught on the following modules

Undergraduate module:

4AANA001 Greek Philosophy I

Postgraduate module:

7AAN2026 Greek Philosophy I: Plato

Dissertation supervision

Expertise and public engagement

Dr de Waal has given talks on Ancient Philosophy in schools, most recently at St Paul’s Boys.


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