Alex Franklin is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Bristol. Alex’s research primarily concerns questions of inter-theoretic relations in the philosophy of physics. Through a series of case studies drawn from the physical sciences, Alex’s PhD thesis and published work defends the view that higher-level physical theories reduce to and emerge from fundamental physics.
Alex studied Physics and Philosophy as an undergraduate at the University of Oxford, and his MPhilStud and PhD degrees are from King’s College London, where he was supervised by Eleanor Knox. Alex also spent several months at the University of Pittsburgh as a Visiting Research Scholar. Since his PhD, Alex has worked as a Teaching Fellow at King’s College London, where he has taught courses on the Philosophy of Physics, Philosophy of Science, and Philosophy of Race.
This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, grant agreement No 771509. Website photo credit: Matt Lincoln Photography .