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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.

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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. 


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.

Philosophy news item

16 October 2019

Philosophy of Race

Dr Alexander Franklin: What we in universities should think about during Black History Month