Greg Brown

Greg Brown
Research Interests: Ethics, language, and action; Aristotle, Aquinas, Wittgenstein, and Anscombe; early analytic philosophy

Previous Education

BA, Mathematics, Swarthmore College, 2016


Aristotle, Aquinas, and Anscombe; Practical Reason and Practical Knowledge; Neo-Aristotelian Ethics and Action Theory; Language and Mind

Recent Courses

PHIL 29200-01/29300-01 Junior/Senior Tutorial

Topic: Practical Reasoning

This course explores the nature of practical reason by examining practical reasoning, its activity. We will examine some accounts that philosophers have given of deliberation and of the so-called practical syllogism or inference; we will consider the relationship between the two and ask what they tell us about practical rationality. In the second half of the course, we will consider the perennial question of whether practical rationality requires acting well, that is, ethically or morally.

Meets with Jr/Sr section. Open only to intensive-track and philosophy majors. No more than two tutorials may be used to meet program requirements.

2021-2022 Autumn