Matthew J. Brown – Professional Philosophy Page

“The place of science in life, the place of its peculiar subject-matter in the wide scheme of materials we experience, is a more ultimate function of philosophy than is any self-contained reflection upon science as such.”

- John Dewey (LW 6:19-20)

Currently, I am an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at The University of Texas at Dallas and the Director of the Center for Values in Medicine, Science, and Technology. I am also affiliated with the programs in History of Ideas, Emerging Media and Communication, and Arts and Technology and the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences. My primary field in philosophy is philosophy of science, though I also work and teach in the areas of history of philosophy, philosophy of mind, epistemology, and philosophy of technology. In addition to philosophy, my work touches on history and social studies of science, the cognitive sciences, and pop culture studies.

My current research focuses on two areas: the interplay of science and values, especially in the area of the relation between science and policy, and on the interpretation and application John Dewey’s logic and philosophy of science. I received my Ph.D. in Philosophy at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD).

I’m the area editor on PhilPapers.org for the Science and Values bibliography.

Forthcoming Papers

Selected Publications