Mr Alexander Franklin
Teaching Fellow in Philosophy
Tel: 020 7848 2585
Address: Department of Philosophy
King's College London
Room 413, Philosophy Building
London, WC2R 2LS
Research interests and PhD supervision
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
- 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.
- ‘On the Renormalisation Group Explanation of Universality’. Philosophy of Science 85.2 (2018).
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.