Alexander Bown

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2019 - present Associate Professor and Tutorial Fellow in Ancient Philosophy, Balliol College, Oxford
2017 - 2019 Career Development Fellow in Ancient Philosophy, The Queen's College, Oxford
2011 - 2018 PhD in Philosophy, University of Geneva
2007 - 2011 BA in Literae Humaniores, New College, Oxford


2016 'Epicurus on Truth and Falsehood', Phronesis, 61, pp. 463–503
2016 'Epicurus on Bivalence and the Excluded Middle', Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie, 98, pp. 239–71


  • Ancient logic 
  • Ontology
  • Epistemology 
  • Philosophy of language, especially in Hellenistic philosophy and Aristotle.

I teach most of the ancient philosophy undergraduate papers, as well as logic and ethics.