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Caldwell Hall Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3125 U.S.A.

Worsnip, Alex

Alex Worsnip

Alex Worsnip

Associate Professor, Philosophy
Caldwell 202A

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, and Philosophers’ Imprint. He also won the 2019 Young Epistemologist Prize for his paper “Can Pragmatists Be Moderate?”. Currently, Alex is at work on a book about the nature of structural rationality, as well as beginning to explore a new research program in political epistemology. For a complete list of publications (with links) and CV, see his personal website (

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