Alexander is a postdoctoral research fellow at the London School of Economics. He is affiliated there with CPNSS’s research centre, while he also teaches at the University College London. His postdoc research focuses largely on questions of epistemology, the philosophy of science and the limitations of science. He has a Bachelor’s in Philosophy, a Master’s in Philosophy, as well as in Political Science, and a PhD in Development Economics.
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