Alex Mendez

alex mendez

Alex Mendez is a Philosophy PhD candidate at The Graduate Center, CUNY. His academic interests include free will, ethics, meaningfulness in life, and aesthetics. He graduated, summa cum laude, from the Macaulay Honors College at Brooklyn College with a B.A. in Philosophy and Political Science. During his undergraduate career, he was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. Currently, Alex is working towards his dissertation where he intends to explore how the existence of libertarian free will makes life more meaningful. He is also interested in the ontology of art and has presented on the Instance Multiplicity Hypothesis at the 81st Virginia Philosophical Association. Additionally, he adjuncts at Brooklyn College and has taught several courses, which include Introduction to the Problems of Philosophy, Business Ethics, and Philosophical Issues in Literature. For the past two years he served on, and is now a co-chair of, the Student Steering Committee (S.S.C.). Before studying philosophy, Alex was a dedicated student of the performing arts, and he has put much effort into balancing work life with his passion for acting and ballet.