Alexander Prescott-Couch

Alexander Prescott-Couch


2017–present Associate Professor and Tutorial Fellow, Lincoln College, Oxford University

2016-2017 Postdoctoral Associate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2015-2016 Law and Philosophy Fellow, The University of Chicago



2008-2015 Ph.D., Philosophy, Harvard University,

     Dissertation: Rational Reconstruction and the Construction of an Interlocutor

2005-2006 DAAD Visiting Student, Humboldt Universität, Berlin, Germany

2001-2005 B.A., Philosophy and History, Columbia University

     Honors in Philosophy, Summa Cum Laude, Salutatorian


“Explanation and Manipulation,” Noûs (2017).

“Genealogy and the Structure of Interpretation,” Journal of Nietzsche Studies (2015).

“ Nietzsche, Genealogy, and Historical Individuals,” Journal of Nietzsche Studies (2015).

“Williams and Nietzsche on the Significance of History for Moral Philosophy,” Journal of Nietzsche Studies (2014).*


*Winner of Bowen Prize for Best Paper in Moral Philosophy at Harvard 2013-2014

My research is at the intersection of philosophy of social science and political philosophy. I also have a strong interest in the history of German philosophy, particularly Nietzsche.