Alex Bréhier-Stamatiadis

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In my project, I examine the connection between metaphysical grounding and naturalistic moral realism. Among other things, I am developing a novel theory of grounding (minimal grounding) and a theory of non-causal normative explanation. I also argue that moral principles (if there are any) should be understood as natural laws (and they should be grounded accordingly). 

I'm very grateful to have received a scholarship from the Onassis Foundation, which will support me for the duration of my studies.

Research interests

Research Interests: Metaethics (Moral Realism; The Naturalism/Non-Naturalism Debate; Moral Twin Earth); Metaphysics (Interlevel non-causal relations; Grounding); Metaphysics of Science (Laws of Nature; Mechanisms; Natural Kinds); Explanation (Normative Explanation; Non-Causal Explanation).

Areas of competence: General Philosophy of Science (Scientific Realism); Philosophy of Language (Theories of Reference); Normative Ethics; Analytical Marxism

 

 

Qualifications

  • MA, Philosophy and History of Science, National University of Athens, Greece
  • BA, Philosophy and History of Science, National University of Athens, Greece