I'm a philosopher working at the crossroads of metaphysics and the theory of representation; on topics like truth, fiction, realism, reference, existence, identity, and indeterminacy. Right now I'm thinking about personal identity and conceptual change.

I was an undergrad at Harvard and got my PhD from Princeton. After that, I visited NYU a couple of times and taught at Stanford for seven years. Now I'm an LA-based philosopher for hire, having visited CMC and UCLA. You can always reach me via gmail at alexiburgess.

My partner, Anna Fishko, writes for TV. This is our daughter, Ruby.