Richard Brown

Undergraduate Officer
Associate Professor, Philosophy

Richard Brown

B.A., Brock University
M.A., McMaster University
Ph.D., McMaster University

Office: GLN 264
905-688-5550, x3737/3315

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.

Area of specialization:
Nietzsche and Kierkegaard

Area of competence:
Indian Philosophy

  • “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 ZarathustraBeyond Good and Evil)
  • Nietzsche and Buddhism
  • Kierkegaard (Fear and Trembling, Stages on Life’s Way)
  • Bhagavad Gita