Ric Brown


Ric Brown

Associate Professor  (B.A., Brock University, M.A., Ph.D. McMaster University)
Department of Philosophy
Brock University
St. Catharines, ON, L2S 3A1

  • Office: Room 264 at 573 Glenridge Ave.
  • Winter Term Office hours: Monday: 12 - 1:30 pm or by appointment.
  • Telephone: (905) 688-5550 ext. 3737    Fax: (905) 688-0625
  • E-mail: rbrown@brocku.ca


Nietzsche and Kierkegaard


Indian Philosophy


Ric Brown came to Brock as an undergraduate in 1968 studying Eastern philosophy with Mervyn Sprung, T.R.V. Murti, R.K. Tripathi, and Wilhelm Halbfass. He then did his M.A. and Ph.D. at McMaster. His main interest these days, however, is Nietzsche. Apart from philosophy, Ric has some 4000 classical music cds -- and loves Wagner.

PUBLICATIONS (selection):

  • “Nietzsche: ‘That Profound Physiologist’”. Nietzsche and Science, edited by Gregory Moore and Thomas H. Brobjer, Ashgate Press, Great Britain. July 2004, pp. 51-70.
  • “Nietzsche and the Bhagavad Gita: Elective or Ironic Affinities?” in Nietzsche and the Divine, edited by John Lippitt and Jim Urpeth. Clinamen Press, Manchester 2000, pp. 162-180.
  • “Nihilism: ‘Thus Speaks Physiology’”, Nietzsche and the Rhetoric of Nihilism: Essays on Interpretation, Language and Politics. Edited by T. Darby, B. Egyed, B. Jones. Carleton University Press, 1989, pp. 133-144.


Nietzsche (Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Beyond Good and Evil)
Nietzsche and Buddhism
Kierkegaard (Fear and Trembling, Stages on Life's Way)
Bhagavad Gita

Ric Brown

Departmental Events

The 41st Annual Conference of the International Merleau-Ponty Circle
September 22, 2016 - 8:00am - September 24, 2016 - 11:00pm


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