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School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences - The University of Texas at Dallas

Matthew Brown


Matthew Brown

Assistant Professor

Director, Center for Values in Medicine, Science and Technology

PhD, University of California-San Diego

Situated and Distributed Cognition, Culture and Cognition, Philosophy of Mind, History of Psychology


JO 4.120

972-883-2536 phone email


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About Matthew Brown


Professor Brown teaches a variety of courses in philosophy, history of ideas, emerging media and communication, and cognitive science. He is also interested in Comics Studies and Popular Culture Studies and organizes the annual Comics and Popular Arts Conference.


Research Interests


Matthew J. Brown's research focuses on contemporary debates in philosophy of science and on the study of the history of American philosophy, especially the work of John Dewey. In philosophy of science, Professor Brown focuses on the interplay of science and values, including the relationships between science and public policy. In the history of philosophy, Professor Brown is most interested in John Dewey's work in logic, epistemology, philosophy of science, and political philosophy.


Recent Publications


The Source and Status of Values for Socially Responsible Science. Philosophical Studies, Volume 163, Issue 1, March 2013, pp 67-76.


John Dewey's Logic of Science. HOPOS: The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science 2(2), Fall 2012, pp. 258-306.


Genuine Problems and the Significance of Science (2010). Contemporary Pragmatism 7(2).


Science as Socially Distributed Cognition: Bridging Philosophy and Sociology of Science (2011). Foundations of the Formal Sciences VII: Bringing together Philosophy and Sociology of Science, v. 32 of Studies in Logic, pp. 17-30.