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Department of Philosophy

Alexander Belak

Alexander Belak, MA

  • Doktorand / PhD Student (SNF)
+41 44 634 52 71
UZH, Philosophisches Seminar, Zürichbergstrasse 43, CH-8044 Zürich
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  • Epistemology of Understanding
  • Philosophy of Science (Structuralism/Applied Category Theory)

Curriculum vitae

Since 10/2021

PhD Candidate, University of Zurich. Employed in the SNF research project „Evidence: Knowledge and Understanding“,
Dissertation Project: The Epistemology of Understanding,
supervised by Anne Meylan (Zurich) and Christoph Kelp (Glasgow)
09/2023 – 02/2024 Visiting Graduate Researcher, UCLA, Los Angeles CA, with Kareem Khalifa
01/2023 – 02/2023 Visiting Fellow, Harvard University, Cambridge MA, with Catherine Elgin

10/2018 – 09/2021

PhD Candidate, Friedrich-Alexander University, Erlangen-Nuremberg

08/2017 – 12/2017

Visiting Graduate Student (Erasmus), University of Bergen

10/2016 – 03/2020

Master of Arts in Philosophy, University of Stuttgart
Master Thesis: The Notion of Grasping. Scientific Understanding as a Matter of Know-How

10/2013 – 10/2016

Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, University of Stuttgart