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About Dr Robb Dunphy

Dr Dunphy is a Lecturer in Philosophy at the Northeastern University London. He studied philosophy at the University of Warwick for his undergraduate and master’s degrees. His PhD in philosophy is from the University of Sussex, written under the supervision of Professor Tanja Staehler and examined by Dr Katerina Deligiorgi and Professor Stephen Houlgate. Since being awarded his doctorate he has taught philosophy at the University of Sussex and at the University of Winchester. He has also been a Junior Research Fellow at the Maimonides Centre for Advanced Studies at the University of Hamburg and an IRC Postdoctoral Researcher in the School of Philosophy at University College Dublin.


Dr Robb Dunphy's Research

Dr Dunphy’s primary research interests are in epistemological and metaphysical topics in the history of philosophy, particularly in ancient sceptical philosophy and in classical German philosophy.

Selected Publications

Hegel and the Problem of Beginning: Scepticism and Presuppositionlessness, London: Rowman and Littlefield, Forthcoming

“From Proto-Sceptic to Sceptic in Sextus’ Outlines of Pyrrhonism” Apeiron: A Journal of Ancient Philosophy and Science,

“Hegel and the Problem of Beginning” Hegel Bulletin, doi:10.1017/hgl/2020.11

“On the Incompatibility of Hegel’s Phenomenology with the Beginning of his Logic” Review of Metaphysics Volume 74 Issue 293, 2020, pp.81-119

“Agrippan Problems” Logos and Episteme Volume 13 Issue 3, 2020, pp.259-282

“Schulze’s Scepticism and the Rise and Rise of German Idealism” in Metaphysics as a Science in Classical German Philosophy, Eds. R. Dunphy and T. Lovat, London: Routledge, Forthcoming

Dr Robb Dunphy's Teaching

Before coming to Northeastern University London Dr Dunphy taught philosophy at the Universities of Sussex and at Winchester. He has taught philosophy both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, in lecture, seminar, and tutorial format.

He has previously taught modules on various topics including epistemology, existentialism, early modern philosophy, Kant, ethics and normativity, philosophical research skills, and figures in social and political philosophy.