Anna Alexandrova Cambridge University
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  • PhD, University of California, San Diego, 2006.

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  1. A. Alexandrova (forthcoming). First Person Reports on Happiness. Philosophical Psychology. Routledge (13/860). Issn.
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  2. Anna Alexandrova (2013). Doing Well in the Circumstances. Journal of Moral Philosophy 10 (3):307-328.
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  3. Anna Alexandrova & Robert Northcott (2013). It's Just a Feeling: Why Economic Models Do Not Explain. Journal of Economic Methodology 20 (3):262 - 267.
    Julian Reiss correctly identified a trilemma about economic models: we cannot maintain that they are false, but nevertheless explain and that only true accounts explain. In this reply we give reasons to reject the second premise ? that economic models explain. Intuitions to the contrary should be distrusted.
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  4. Daniel M. Haybron & Anna Alexandrova (2013). Paternalism in Economics. In Christian Coons Michael Weber (ed.), Paternalism: Theory and Practice. Cambridge University Press. 157--177.
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  5. Anna Alexandrova (2012). Values and the Science of Well-Being : A Recipe for Mixing. In Harold Kincaid (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Social Science. Oxford University Press.
  6. Anna Alexandrova (2012). Well-Being as an Object of Science. Philosophy of Science 79 (5):678-689.
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  7. Stephen M. Downes, Marshall Abrams, Matthew H. Haber, Joel D. Velasco, Bruce S. Weir, Rachel A. Ankeny, Sharon Crasnow, Mary S. Morgan, Anna Alexandrova & Hasok Chang (2012). 3.“Author TBD”: Radical Collaboration in Contemporary Biomedical Research “Author TBD”: Radical Collaboration in Contemporary Biomedical Research (Pp. 845-858). [REVIEW] Philosophy of Science 79 (5).
     
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  8. Anna Alexandrova & Daniel M. Haybron (2011). 5 High-Fidelity Economics. In J. B. Davis & D. W. Hands (eds.), Elgar Companion to Recent Economic Methodology. Edward Elgar Publishers. 94.
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  9. Jay Odenbaugh & Anna Alexandrova (2011). Buyer Beware: Robustness Analyses in Economics and Biology. Biology and Philosophy 26 (5):757-771.
    Theoretical biology and economics are remarkably similar in their reliance on mathematical models, which attempt to represent real world systems using many idealized assumptions. They are also similar in placing a great emphasis on derivational robustness of modeling results. Recently philosophers of biology and economics have argued that robustness analysis can be a method for confirmation of claims about causal mechanisms, despite the significant reliance of these models on patently false assumptions. We argue that the power of robustness analysis has (...)
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  10. Kathleen Akins, Pignocchi Alessandro, Joshua Alexander, Anna Alexandrova, Keith Allen, Sophie Allen, Colin Allen, Maria Alvarez, Santiago Amaya & Ben Ambridge (2010). Philosophical Psychology Would Like to Thank Our Reviewers for Their Generous Contributions to the Journal in 2010. Jonathan Adler Kenneth Aizawa. Philosophical Psychology 23 (6):845-848.
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  11. Anna Alexandrova (2010). Adequacy for Purpose. The Modern Schoolman 87 (3-4):295-301.
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  12. Anna Alexandrova (2009). Brill Online Books and Journals. Journal of the Philosophy of History 3 (1).
     
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  13. Anna Alexandrova (2009). Book Reviews Haybron, Daniel M . The Pursuit of Unhappiness: The Elusive Psychology of Well‐Being . New York: Oxford University Press, 2008. Pp. 357. $55.00 (Cloth). [REVIEW] Ethics 119 (4):773-777.
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  14. Anna Alexandrova (2009). The Invisible Hand in Economics: How Economists Explain Unintended Social Consequences , N. Emrah Aydinonat, Routledge, 2008, XVI + 258 Pages. [REVIEW] Economics and Philosophy 25 (3):371-378.
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  15. Anna Alexandrova (2009). When Analytic Narratives Explain. Journal of the Philosophy of History 3 (1):1-24.
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  16. Anna Alexandrova & Robert Northcott (2009). Progress in Economics: Lessons From the Spectrum Auctions. In Harold Kincaid & Don Ross (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Economics. Oxford University Press. 306--337.
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  17. Ken Aizawa, Anna Alexandrova, Sophie Allen, Michael Anderson, Holly Anderson, Kristin Andrews, Adam Arico, Andre Ariew, Edward Averill & Andrew Bailey (2008). We Would Like to Thank the Following for Contributing to the Journal as Reviewers This Past Year: Rebecca Abraham Fred Adams. Philosophical Psychology 21 (6):859-860.
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  18. Anna Alexandrova (2008). First-Person Reports and the Measurement of Happiness. Philosophical Psychology 21 (5):571 – 583.
    First-person reports are central to the study of subjective well-being in contemporary psychology, but there is much disagreement about exactly what sort of first-person reports should be used. This paper examines an influential proposal to replace all first-person reports of life satisfaction with introspective reports of affect. I argue against the reasoning behind this proposal, and propose instead a new strategy for deciding what measure is appropriate.
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  19. Anna Alexandrova (2008). Making Models Count. Philosophy of Science 75 (3):383-404.
    What sort of claims do scientific models make and how do these claims then underwrite empirical successes such as explanations and reliable policy interventions? In this paper I propose answers to these questions for the class of models used throughout the social and biological sciences, namely idealized deductive ones with a causal interpretation. I argue that the two main existing accounts misrepresent how these models are actually used, and propose a new account. *Received July 2006; revised August 2008. †To contact (...)
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  20. Carl F. Craver & Anna Alexandrova (2008). No Revolution Necessary: Neural Mechanisms for Economics. Economics and Philosophy 24 (3):381-406.
    We argue that neuroeconomics should be a mechanistic science. We defend this view as preferable both to a revolutionary perspective, according to which classical economics is eliminated in favour of neuroeconomics, and to a classical economic perspective, according to which economics is insulated from facts about psychology and neuroscience. We argue that, like other mechanistic sciences, neuroeconomics will earn its keep to the extent that it either reconfigures how economists think about decision-making or how neuroscientists think about brain mechanisms underlying (...)
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  21. Anna Alexandrova (2006). Connecting Economic Models to the Real World: Game Theory and the Fcc Spectrum Auctions. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 36 (2):173-192.
    Can social phenomena be understood by analyzing their parts? Contemporary economic theory often assumes that they can. The methodology of constructing models which trace the behavior of perfectly rational agents in idealized environments rests on the premise that such models, while restricted, help us isolate tendencies, that is, the stable separate effects of economic causes that can be used to explain and predict economic phenomena. In this paper, I question both the claim that models in economics supply claims about tendencies (...)
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  22. Joseph Agassi, Anna Alexandrova, F. C. C. Spectrum Auctions & Lorenzo Bernasconi-Kohn (2005). Boland, Lawrence A.,“On Reviewing Machine Dreams: Zoomed-in Versus Zoomed-Out”[Review Essay], 478. Campbell, Scott, and Greg Currie,“Against Beck: In Defence of Risk Analysis,” 149. Collard, David,“Research on Well-Being: Some Advice From Jeremy Bentham,” 330. Currie, G., See Campbell. [REVIEW] Philosophy of the Social Sciences 173.
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  23. Nancy Cartwright, Anna Alexandrova, Andrew Hamilton Sophia Efstathiou & Ioan Muntean (2005). Laws. In Frank Jackson & Michael Smith (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Contemporary Philosophy. Oxford University Press.
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  24. Anna Alexandrova & Robert Northcott (2004). The Scientific Study of Society, by Max Steuer. Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2003, XIII + 464 Pages. [REVIEW] Economics and Philosophy 20 (2):375-381.
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