Drawing by Hanna Sandgren

I am a philosophy researcher at Umeå University, employed in connection with my ‘How are we able to think about things?’ Vetenskapsrådet project.

My primary research interests are metaphysics, philosophy of mind, philosophy of logic, philosophy of language, and decision theory.

Pär Sundström, Frank Jackson, and I were awarded a 3.75 million SEK grant from Vetenskapsrådet (the Swedish Research Council). The project will run from January 2020 to December 2022 and is called ‘How are we able to think about things?’ More information here!


Published/forthcoming papers:

‘And Therefore’ (with Bram Vaassen) Inquiry, An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy

‘Turning Aboutness About’ Pacific Philosophical Quarterly

‘Law-Abiding Causal Decision Theory’ (with Timothy Luke Williamson) The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science

‘Determinism, Counterfactuals, and Decision’ (with Timothy Luke Williamson) The Australasian Journal of Philosophy

‘Levelling counterfactual scepticism’ (with Katie Steele) Synthese

Two Kinds of Logical Impossibility’ (with Koji Tanaka) Noûs

‘Strictly Speaking’ (with Renée Jorgensen Bolinger) Analysis

‘A New Puzzle for Phenomenal Intentionality’ (with Peter Clutton) Ergo: An Open Access Journal of Philosophy 

‘Puzzling Pierre and Intentional Identity’ Erkenntnis

‘A Metarepresentational Theory of Intentional Identity’ Synthese

‘Secondary belief content, what is it good for?’ Philosophical Studies

‘Which Witch is Which? Exotic Objects and Intentional Identity’ Synthese

‘Creationism and Cardinality’ (with Daniel Nolan) Analysis


Email: alexander.sandgren@umu.se

PhilPapers page


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