Research Group
in Analytic Philosophy

Anton Alexandrov



Universitat de Barcelona

Departament de Lògica, Història i Filosofia de la Ciència

C/ Montalegre, 6-8, 4th floor

08001, Barcelona


E-mail: toni [dot] alexandrov [at] gmx [dot] at

Curriculum Vitae

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     Areas of Specialization
Philosophy of Mind and Language, Philosophical Methodology and Metaphilosophy, History of Analytic Philosophy (Frege, Carnap)

     Areas of Competence

Epistemology, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Mathematics, History of Phenomenology (early Husserl, early Heidegger)

I completed a B.A. in Philosophy and Linguistics (2011) and a M.A. in Philosophy (2015) at the University of Göttingen. In between, I was an Erasmus student at the Analytic Philosophy M.A. program of the University of Barcelona (academic year 2011/12) and a visiting graduate research student at the University of California, Los Angeles (spring 2014).

My B.A. thesis (supervised by Felix Mühlhölzer and Christian Beyer) exegetically and critically examines how Tyler Burge's philosophy of mind and epistemology interact with each other and give rise to his conception of gradual conceptual understanding in the light of anti-individualism. My M.A. thesis (supervised by Felix Mühlhölzer and Simon Friederich) focuses on Saul Kripke's unpublished Whitehead Lectures “Logicism, Wittgenstein, and de re Beliefs about Numbers” given in 1992. In his lectures he provides an unorthodox reduction of the (concepts of the) natural numbers in combination with an account of de re beliefs towards these. In the thesis, I point out some difficulties of his proposal and provide how they can be accounted for in a Kripkean spirit. 

Currently, my research is located at the intersection of the philosophy of mind and language, on the one hand, and philosophical methodology and metaphilosophy, on the other. In my dissertation (supervised by Manuel García-Carpintero and José Martínez), I dwell upon explication, conceptual engineering more generally, phenomena related to meaning change, and the nature of different kinds of concepts.