Dr Alex Carter

Department name
Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)
College Lecturer (Interdisciplinary Studies)

Academic Skills

Alex Carter is a Bye-Fellow at Fitzwilliam College, and is Academic Director for Philosophy and Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of Cambridge, Institute of Continuing Education where he has designed and delivered courses in philosophy, ethics and creativity theory. He also oversees the Institute's undergraduate research courses.

His own research interests are diverse and include Wittgenstein’s later philosophy, the theology of Simone Weil and the philosophy of humour. Alex’s PhD thesis explored some of the surprising aspects of Wittgenstein’s views concerning freedom and fatalism. Alex is currently researching the relationship between humour and creative practice via the concept of ’serious play’.

At other times, Alex is to be found cycling or canoeing up and down the River Cam.