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Associate Professor
Director of Graduate Studies; Core Faculty, Philosophy, Politics and Economics Program

202B Caldwell Hall
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Alex Worsnip joined the Department in summer 2016. Before that, he was a Faculty Fellow at NYU. He did his graduate work at Yale (PhD, 2015) and Oxford (BPhil, 2010).

Alex’s primary research interests are in epistemology and in the theory of normativity (construed broadly to include both metaethics and theories of reasons and rationality). He also has interests in related parts of philosophy of language and mind, first-order moral and political philosophy, and the history of philosophy.

Alex’s work has appeared in journals such as the Journal of Philosophy, Mind, Ethics, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, Philosophers’ Imprint, and Noûs. His book, Fitting Things Together: Coherence and the Demands of Structural Rationality, was published by Oxford University Press in 2021. He also won the 2019 Young Epistemologist Prize for his paper “Can Pragmatists Be Moderate?”. For a complete list of publications (with links) and CV, see his personal website (

Currently, Alex is working on a number of papers and projects in applied epistemology, including a lively and accessible introductory textbook, and an interdisciplinary research collaboration (bringing together two philosophers and two psychologists) on deference to experts. He is also currently serving as Director of the Applied Epistemology Project.