Robert Watt is a Teaching Associate at the University of Cambridge. Between 2016 and 2017 he was a Stipendiary Lecturer at Christ Church, Oxford, and Lady Margaret Hall. Between 2012 and 2016 he was a Junior Research Fellow in Philosophy at Christ Church, Oxford. 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, Oxford and a BA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Magdalen College, Oxford.
His academic research focuses on the metaphysics and epistemology of Immanuel Kant. He is particularly interested in Kant's contributions to mereology, i.e. the part of metaphysics that deals with questions about parts and wholes, and meta-metaphysics, i.e. the part of metaphysics that deals with questions about metaphysics itself. He also has research interests in ethics and political philosophy, especially questions about respect for the views of other people. He has articles forthcoming in Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie, European Journal of Philosophy, Kantian Review and History of Philosophy Quarterly.