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Professor Alexander Bird

Professor Alexander Bird

Professor Alexander Bird
B.A.(Oxon.), M.Phil., Ph.D.(Cantab.)


Area of research

Metaphysics and epistemology of science and medicine

Cotham House,
Cotham Hill, Bristol BS6 6JL
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+44 (0) 117 331 0864


Alexander's research is in the metaphysics and epistemology of science and medicine. His book Nature's Metaphysics argued for a dispositional essentialist account of natural properties and necessitarianism about the laws of nature. He is now working on a book about scientific and medical knowledge.


  • metaphysics
  • epistemology
  • philosophy of science
  • history and philosophy of medicine



Department of Philosophy

Honorary staff

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