Tamer Nawar

Tamer Nawar

Universitat de Barcelona


Tamer Nawar is ICREA Research Professor at the University of Barcelona.
After receiving his PhD from the University of Cambridge, he was a postdoctoral research fellow in philosophy at the University of Oxford and then, from 2015 to 2022, was Assistant Professor and then Associate Professor at the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Groningen. He has also been Nelson Distinguished Visiting Professor of Philosophy at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Research interests

His work focuses on diverse issues in the history of philosophy, epistemology, metaphysics, and the philosophy of language of logic. His research has appeared in Mind, The Philosophical Quarterly, Philosophers' Imprint, the Journal of the History of Philosophy, Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy, Oxford Studies in Medieval Philosophy, Phronesis, Synthese, and several other journals. He is currently leading a research project ‘Truth in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy’, funded by the European Research Council. This project examines the development of philosophical theories of truth in the Greco-Roman, Arabic, and Latin philosophical traditions in antiquity and the Middle Ages and how such theories responded to problems concerning issues such as semantic paradoxes (e.g. Liar paradoxes), various difficulties concerning the truth of statements about the future, and worries about the nature of correspondence between language and reality.

Selected publications

- Nawar T 2023, ‘Pyrrhonian Scepticism, the Infinite Regress of Reasons, and Ancient Infinitism’, Rhizomata, vol. 10 (2022), no. 2, pp 283-306.