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College of Arts and Sciences

Alex ‘Arc‘ Kocurek

Assistant Professor

Department and Program Affiliations:


Academic focus: 

Logic, language, and metaphysics

Current research project: 

Counterfactuals and modal metaphysics

Academic background: 

  • Ph.D., Logic and the methodology of science, University of California, Berkeley, 2018
  • B.Sc., Physics and philosophy, University of Notre Dame, 2018

Last book read:

"World War Z" by Max Brooks

In your own time/when not working: 

Cooking, podcasts, camping

Courses you’re most looking forward to teaching: 

Metaphysics, Introduction to Deductive Logic, Puzzles and Paradoxes

What most excites you about Cornell:

Cornell's vibrant and passionate intellectual environment