Alex Koo



Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream


St. George, UTM,

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Alex completed his PhD at the Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology at the University of Toronto in 2015 where he focused on indispensability arguments for mathematical realism. Alex has since expanded his area of research into broader issues regarding the application of mathematics in science, scientific inference, and scientific realism.

Alex has also focused on developing new pedagogical strategies for some of the larger courses at the Department of Philosophy. He has revamped PHL245H: Modern Symbolic Logic to be a hybrid and flipped course, started the Logic Lab, and has implemented teaching technologies such as PeerScholar, Crowdmark, Mentimeter, and more into his courses.

When not contemplating the nature of numbers, Alex can often be found playing ultimate, fixing up his bike, and eating his way through the city.

Research Interests:

Mathematics, Pedagogy, Philosophy of Science


Jackman Humanities Building (room 516), 170 St. George Street, Toronto, ON M5R 2M8

Secondary Address:

Maanjiwe Nendamowinan (room 6160), 3359 Mississauga Rd., Mississauga, ON L5L 1C6