Ryan Samaroo

ryan samaroo

I work on the foundations of the exact sciences, especially the foundations of modern physics and mathematics. My research examines a handful of fundamental principles (e.g., the laws of motion, conservation principles, the principle of equivalence, the geodesic principle, the principles of quantum mechanics, criteria of identity, axioms of geometry, Bayes’ rule), with a focus on the correct analysis of their methodological character. I am interested in the constraints expressed by these principles on our body of ordinary and scientific knowledge.

I also have an interest in what the philosophy of science, with its focus on the relation between theory and evidence, might contribute to the development of public policy. This grew out of previous work at the University of Bristol and it has informed my work with students in Oxford’s program in Philosophy, Politics and Economics.

For more information about my research and for a list of publications, see my website (https://www.ryansamaroo.com/).


Associate Faculty, Faculty of Philosophy, Oxford


Visiting Faculty, Somerville College, Oxford


Waynflete Academic, Magdalen School, Oxford


Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Philosophy, Bristol


Cross-appointed as Teaching Associate and Examiner, Department of Physics, Bristol


SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Philosophy, Bristol


PhD, University of Western Ontario