Department of History and Philosophy of Science

Teaching Officers

Anna Alexandrova

Anna Alexandrova

Anna Alexandrova is a lecturer in philosophy of science. Before coming to Cambridge she taught at the University of Missouri St Louis (2007–2011) and got her PhD in Philosophy and Science Studies at the University of California San Diego in 2006.

Research interests: Philosophy of social science, especially economics and psychology; nature of modelling, laws, explanation, measurement, scientific progress; rational choice theory, well-being and other social indicators.

For more information on her research and links to her papers visit her external website:

Anna Alexandrova's website

Selected publications

  • 'Well-being as an Object of Science', Philosophy of Science, 2012, 79 (5):678–689
  • 'Doing Well In The Circumstances', Journal of Moral Philosophy, 2013, 10/3:310–328
  • 'Values and The Science of Well-being', Oxford Handbook for Philosophy of Social Science (edited by Harold Kincaid), New York: Oxford University Press, 2011, 625–645
  • 'Buyer Beware: Robustness Analyses in Economics and Biology' (with Jay Odenbaugh), Biology and Philosophy, 2011, 26:757–771
  • 'When Analytic Narratives Explain', The Journal of Philosophy of History, March 2009: 3/1, 1–24
  • 'Progress in Economics: Lessons from the Spectrum Auctions' (with Robert Northcott), The Oxford Handbook for Philosophy of Economics, eds. H. Kincaid and D. Ross, New York: Oxford University Press, 2009, 306–336
  • 'First-Person Reports and Measurement of Happiness', Philosophical Psychology, October 2008, 21/5:657–669
  • 'Making Models Count', Philosophy of Science, July 2008, 75:383–404
    Winner of the Philosophy of Science Association Recent PhD Essay Award 2008