Alexander Klein, Assistant Professor, Cal State
        Long Beach

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I am an Associate Professor in the Philosophy Department at Cal State Long Beach. In 2008-2009 I was a Mellon Fellow in Philosophy at Cornell, and before that I held a postdoc at the University of Toronto. My PhD comes from the Philosophy Department at Indiana University, Bloomington, though I also spent lots of time in Indiana's History and Philosophy of Science Department.

My research focuses on the history of the philosophy of science. I am particularly interested in the rise of empirical psychology in the late 19th century, especially in the work of William James. I think we are only beginning to understand the myriad of ways philosophy changed after empirical studies of the mind were consigned to this new discipline, empirical psychology, in the early 20th century. In a related matter, I am also working on several projects concerning the relationship between classic American philosophy and early analytic philosophy (including logical positivism).

My areas of research and teaching specialization include the history and philosophy of science (particularly psychology), classic American philosophy, and early Analytic Philosophy. My areas of research and teaching competence include  philosophy of perception, British Empiricism, Early Modern Philosophy, British and American Idealism, and philosophy of biology.

Me on the beach!


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