Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College


Alexandra King

Alexandra King

Brown/Wheaton Faculty Fellow in Philosophy

I'm a graduate student at Brown University, currently completing my PhD in Philosophy. My dissertation project is about practical reason and the relationship between the things we ought to do and our ability to do them.

I'm currently teaching PHIL 298: The Nature and Limits of Knowledge.


Brown University, Ph.D. Candidate, 2008-present
University of Chicago, B.A., Philosophy with Honors, 2007

Research Interests

Value theory, especially

  • Ethics
  • Practical reason
  • Aesthetics

Teaching Interests

  • Epistemology
  • Early Modern Philosophy


"Not All 'Oughts' Imply 'Cans'", Ratio (forthcoming)