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Mr Alexander Franklin

Alexander FranklinTeaching Fellow in Philosophy

Tel: 020 7848 2585
Email: alexander.r.franklin@kcl.ac.uk
Address: Department of Philosophy
King's College London
Room 413, Philosophy Building
Strand
London, WC2R 2LS

 

 

Biography

I studied Physics and Philosophy as an undergraduate at Brasenose College, Oxford. I went on to do the MPhilStud and PhD degrees at King’s College London, supervised by Dr Eleanor Knox. In 2016, I was a Visiting Research Scholar at the University of Pittsburgh.

My website is www.alexanderfranklin.co.uk

Research interests and PhD supervision
  • Philosophy of Physics
  • Philosophy of Science 
My research focusses on issues of reduction and emergence across science. In particular, I examine and interpret case studies from condensed matter physics and quantum field theory. This work encompasses issues of idealisation and the application of models more widely. 
Selected publications
  • ‘On the Renormalisation Group Explanation of Universality’. Philosophy of Science 85.2 (2018).
Teaching
My teaching primarily relates to the analysis and interpretation of particular theories of physics. However, I also teach topics related to the history of philosophy of science, and I apply my expertise in philosophy and history of science to engage in related questions in the philosophy of race.
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