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Alexander Roberts

BA, BPhil, DPhil

I am a Junior Research Fellow in Philosophy at Oriel and a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at the Faculty of Philosophy.

In 2019, I completed my DPhil at the University of Oxford under the supervision of Timothy Williamson and James Studd. Afterwards, I spent a year as a lecturer at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Cambridge.

I also hold a BPhil in Philosophy from the University of Oxford and a BA in Philosophy from the University of Leeds.

Research Interests

My main research interests are in metaphysics and philosophical logic. I am also interested in the philosophy of language and the history of analytic philosophy.

Selected Publications

‘Is Identity Non-Contingent?’, to appear in Philosophy and Phenomenological Research.

‘From Physical to Metaphysical Necessity’, to appear in Mind.

‘Two Morals about a Modal Paradox’, to appear in Synthese. Online first:

‘Relative Necessity and Propositional Quantification’ in Journal of Philosophical Logic. 49: 703-726.

‘Imprecise Quantification’ in Proceedings of The Aristotelian Society 119 (3): 357-367.

‘Modal Expansionism’ in Journal of Philosophical Logic 48 (6): 1145-1170.