Charles Brown

Charles Brown, Ph.D.

Professor of Philosophy


Hello, my name is Charles Brown. I am Professor of Philosophy in the Social Sciences Department at Emporia State University. My teaching duties include regular courses in Ethics, Logic, and the History of Philosophy, as well as Introduction to Philosophy. I also teach upper-division courses such as Environmental Ethics, World Religions, Western Civilization, Philosophy of Human Nature, and Existentialism.

In recent years I have published two co-edited books, Eco-Phenomenology: Back to the Earth Itself and Nature’s Edge: Boundary Explorations in Ecological Theory and Practice. Other representative publications include "Problems with the Fregean Interpretation of Husserl" in Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology; "Husserl, Intentionality, and Cognitive Architecture" in Southwest Philosophical Review; "Beyond Intrinsic Value: Undermining the Justification of Ecoterrorism” in The American Journal of Economics and Sociology; “The Intentionality and Animal Heritage of Moral Experience: What We Can Learn from Dogs about Moral Experience” in Phenomenology and the Non-Human Animal. “Green Values and Green Grass in Matfield Green Kansas” in Green Horizons.

I am an active member of the International Society for Universal Dialogue. This society is dedicated to the promotion of dialogue among opposing ideological groups. The ISUD was founded in Poland shortly after the fall of the communist government in 1989. The society grew out of the Polish struggle to create and maintain discussion and negotiation between the Communist Party and the Catholic Church. My work with the ISUD has led to many opportunities to meet with and work with philosophers from all over the world. Some of my work for the ISU has been translated into Polish.

I am also the managing editor of Dialogue and UniversalismE, the online philosophy journal.

My phone number is 620-341-5578.
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