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I am currently a Research Associate in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Hamburg and a member of the Phlox Research Group.

I work mainly in metaphysics. My main research interests lie in philosophy of time, inter-level metaphysics, and mereology.

Among other topics, I am particularly interested in the debate on the reality of temporal passage, ‘Fine’s McTaggart’, fragmentalism, the ‘grounding objection’ to presentism (and other A-theories of time), the relation between metaphysical grounding and necessity, and the idea that wholes are identical to their parts taken together (aka ‘Composition as Identity’).

I’ve also recently become interested in the metaphysics of aperitifs (and theories of location).

Before coming to Hamburg, I was a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow and a senior member of the LOGOS Research Group at the University of Barcelona (2015-2017) as well as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Instituto de Investigaciones Filosóficas at the Universidad Nacional y Autónoma de México (UNAM) in Mexico City (2013-2015).

I obtained my PhD in Philosophy in October 2012 from the University of Nottingham. My supervisor was Prof. Stefano Predelli.

According to PhilPeople, I am among the top 2% most cited authors in metaphysics in the past 5 years.

Here are my Google Scholar, PhilPapers, and Academia.edu pages. 

You can contact me at robertoloss at gmail dot com