Dr Tamsin de Waal
Teaching Fellow in Philosophy
Tel +44 (0)20 7848 2750
Address Room 702, Philosophy Building
King’s College London
Research interests and PhD supervision
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.
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.
Expertise and public engagement
Dr de Waal has previously taught on the following modules
4AANA001 Greek Philosophy I
7AAN2026 Greek Philosophy I: Plato
Dr de Waal has given talks on Ancient Philosophy in schools, most recently at St Paul’s Boys.