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Emily Brady

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Professor of Philosophy and Susanne M. and Melbern G. Glasscock Director’s Chair
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Ph.D., University of Glasgow, 1992


As well as being a Professor of Philosophy, Emily Brady holds the Susanne M. and Melbern G. Glasscock Director’s Chair in the Glasscock Center for Humanities Research. Before coming to Texas A&M, she was Professor of Environment and Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh.

Dr. Brady 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.

Dr. Brady is a past President and Vice-President of the International Society for Environmental Ethics and has served on the Executive Committee 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, she serves on the Advisory Board of the Centre for Animal Ethics and the editorial boards of Environmental Ethics and Ethics, Policy, and Environment.

Research Interests

  • Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art
  • Eighteenth-Century Philosophy
  • Environmental Ethics
  • Environmental Humanities
  • Animal Studies

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