The Centre for the History of European Discourses was incorporated in the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities in August 2015.

The information in this website is therefore out of date but retained for archival and staff purposes.

Dr Deborah Brown
BA Hons (Queensland), MA (Toronto), PhD (Toronto)

Research Interests:
Deborah Brown has published in the areas of philosophy of mind and medieval and early modern history of philosophy. She is currently completing a book manuscript (Passions in Descartes' Mind) on the integration of reason and passion and the conception of mind-body unity in the philosophy of the seventeenth century French philosopher, Rene Descartes. Recent publications include "The Rationality of Cartesian Passions," in Emotions and Rational Choice (Kluwer, 2003) and "Thomas Aquinas: Saint and Private Investigator," Dialogue (2001). She is also working on an article on Descartes' conception of false ideas for the Cambridge Companion to Descartes and an article on the philosophy of humour for a forthcoming issue of the Monist.

email: deborah.brown@uq.edu.au

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