Robert Watt is a Lecturer in Philosophy at Christ Church and Lady Margaret Hall, two of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford. Between 2012 and 2016 he was a Junior Research Fellow in Philosophy at Christ Church. He was awarded a DPhil in Philosophy by the University of Oxford in 2014. Before that he took a BPhil in Philosophy at Balliol College and a BA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Magdalen College.
His academic research focuses on early modern metaphysics and epistemology, especially in the work of Immanuel Kant. He is particularly interested in Kant's contributions to mereology (the part of metaphysics that deals with questions about parts and wholes) and meta-metaphysics (the part of metaphysics that deals with questions about metaphysics itself).
He teaches advanced undergraduate courses on early modern philosophy (including the philosophy of Kant), metaphysics and epistemology, ethics and political philosophy. He also teaches all parts of the University of Oxford's first-year philosophy course.