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Emily Brady

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Professor of Philosophy
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  • (979) 845-3601
  • YMCA 318
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Ph.D., University of Glasgow, 1992


Dr. Brady came to Texas A&M in 2018, having previously been Professor of Environment and Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland and Senior Lecturer at Lancaster University in England. She has published seven books: Between Nature and Culture: The Aesthetics of Modified Environments (with Isis Brook and Jonathan Prior, Rowman and Littlefield, 2018); The Sublime in Modern Philosophy (Cambridge UP, 2013); Human-Environment Relations: Transformative Values in Theory and Practice (edited with Pauline Phemister, Springer, 2012); Humans in the Land: The Aesthetics and Ethics of the Cultural Landscape (edited with Sven Arntzen, Oslo, 2008); Aesthetics of the Natural Environment (Edinburgh UP, 2003); Aesthetic Concepts: Essays After Sibley (edited with Jerrold Levinson, Oxford UP, 2001); and Environment and Philosophy (with Vernon Pratt and Jane Howarth, Routledge, 2000). Several of her publications appear in Chinese, French, Finnish, German, Icelandic, or Spanish translation.


From 2018-2022, Dr. Brady held the Susanne M. and Melbern G. Glasscock Director’s Chair while Director of the Glasscock Center for Humanities Research. She has been a past President and Vice-President of the International Society for Environmental Ethics and was Associate/Co-Editor for the journals Environmental Values and Society and Space. She has served on the Executive Committees of the Royal Institute of Philosophy and the British Society of Aesthetics, as well as having been a Trustee of the American Society of Aesthetics. Currently, Dr. Brady serves on the International Advisory Boards of the International Institute of Applied Aesthetics and the Center for Animal Ethics, and she is a member of the editorial boards of Environmental Ethics and Ethics, Policy, and Environment.

Research Interests

  • Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art
  • Environmental Aesthetics & Ethics
  • Eighteenth-Century Philosophy (especially Aesthetics)

Scholarly Achievements

  • Between Nature and Culture: The Aesthetics of Modified Environments (Co-Author, London: Rowman and Littlefield International, 2018)
  • The Sublime in Modern Philosophy (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013)

Spring 2024 Course Schedule

  • PHIL 251.200 – Introduction to Philosophy – Honors. M, W – 4:10-5:25 p.m. – YMCA 115
  • PHIL 330.500 – Philosophy of Art. M, W – 5:45-7:00 p.m. – YMCA 115

Office Hours

  • Wednesday 2:00-3:30 pm