Dr Derek Brown

  • Senior Lecturer (Philosophy)

Research interests

I work in philosophy of perception and philosophy mind more broadly with particular interest in philosophy of colour and ‘indirect’ approaches to perception. I regularly collaborate with artists, neuroscientists, psychologists, and musicians on various aspects of perception.


Publications

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2020

Brown, D. and Macpherson, F. (Eds.) (2020) The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Colour. Series: Routledge handbooks in philosophy. Routledge. ISBN 9780415743037 (In Press)

Brown, D. and Macpherson, F. (2020) An introduction to the philosophy of colour. In: Brown, D. and Macpherson, F. (eds.) The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Colour. Series: Routledge handbooks in philosophy. Routledge. ISBN 9780415743037 (In Press)

2019

Brown, D. (2019) Review of J. Gert 'Primitive Colors'. Philosophical Review, [Book Review] (In Press)

Brown, D. (2019) Colour constancy. In: Brown, D. and Macpherson, F. (eds.) The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Colour. Routledge. (In Press)

2018

Brown, D. (2018) Sensory substitution devices and behavioural transference: a commentary on recent work from the lab of Amir Amedi. In: Macpherson, F. (ed.) Sensory Substitution and Augmentation. Series: Proceedings of the British Academy (219). British Academy by Oxford University Press: Oxford, pp. 122-129. ISBN 9780197266441

Brown, D. H. (2018) Infusing perception with imagination. In: Macpherson, F. and Dorsch, F. (eds.) Perceptual Imagination and Perceptual Memory. Oxford University Press: Oxford, pp. 133-160. ISBN 9780198717881

Brown, D. H. (2018) Projectivism and phenomenal presence. In: Dorsch, F. and Macpherson, F. (eds.) Phenomenal Presence. Oxford University Press: Oxford, pp. 226-251. ISBN 9780199666416

Brown, D. H. (2018) Color manipulation and comparative color: they’re not all compatible. In: Andrews, K. and Beck, J. (eds.) The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Animal Minds. Series: Routledge handbooks in philosophy. Routledge: London, pp. 76-86. ISBN 9781138822887

2017

Brown, D. H. (2017) Colouring for and colour relationalism. Analysis, 77(2), pp. 433-449. (doi:10.1093/analys/anx025)

2016

Brown, D. H. (2016) A study in deflated acquaintance knowledge: sense-datum theory and perceptual constancy. In: Costreie, S. (ed.) Early Analytic Philosophy - New Perspectives on the Tradition. Series: The Western Ontario series in philosophy of science, 80 (80). Springer: Cham, pp. 99-125. ISBN 9783319242125 (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-24214-9_5)

2015

Brown, D. H. (2015) Colour layering and colour relationalism. Minds and Machines, 25(2), pp. 177-191. (doi:10.1007/s11023-015-9363-0)

2014

Brown, D. (2014) Colour layering and colour constancy. Philosophers' Imprint, 14(15), pp. 1-31.

2012

Frappier, M., Brown, D. and DiSalle, R. (Eds.) (2012) Analysis and Interpretation in the Exact Sciences: Essays in Honour of William Demopoulos. Series: The Western Ontario series in philosophy of science. Springer. ISBN 9789400725812

Brown, D. H. (2012) Losing grip on the world: from illusion to sense-data. In: Raftopoulos, A. and Machamer, P. (eds.) Perception, Realism and the Problem of Reference. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, pp. 68-95. ISBN 9780521198776 (doi:10.1017/CBO9780511979279.004)

2011

Brown, D. H. (2011) The content of perception. Metascience, 20(1), pp. 165-168. (doi:10.1007/s11016-010-9451-y) [Book Review]

2010

Brown, D. H. (2010) Locating projectivism in intentionalism debates. Philosophical Studies, 148(1), pp. 69-78. (doi:10.1007/s11098-010-9509-0)

2009

Brown, D. H. (2009) Indirect perceptual realism and demonstratives. Philosophical Studies, 145(3), pp. 377-394. (doi:10.1007/s11098-008-9237-x)

2008

Brown, D. (2008) Indirect perceptual realism and multiple reference. Dialectica, 62(3), pp. 323-334. (doi:10.1111/j.1746-8361.2008.01157.x)

Brown, D. H. (2008) Empiricism and Experience by Anil Gupta. Philosophical Quarterly, 58(230), pp. 180-185. (doi:10.1111/j.1467-9213.2008.547_4.x) [Book Review]

2007

Brown, D. H. (2007) Review of N. Georgalis, The Primacy of the Subjective. Philosophical Psychology, 20(3), pp. 402-406. (doi:10.1080/09515080701362650) [Book Review]

2006

Brown, D. H. (2006) On the dual referent approach to colour theory. Philosophical Quarterly, 56(222), pp. 96-113. (doi:10.1111/j.1467-9213.2005.00431.x)

2003

Brown, D. H. (2003) Meaning and Rigorization. In: Twenty-Ninth Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for History and Philosophy of Mathematics, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 30 May - 1 Jun 2003, pp. 95-102.

This list was generated on Fri Dec 13 02:47:34 2019 GMT.
Number of items: 22.

Articles

Brown, D. H. (2017) Colouring for and colour relationalism. Analysis, 77(2), pp. 433-449. (doi:10.1093/analys/anx025)

Brown, D. H. (2015) Colour layering and colour relationalism. Minds and Machines, 25(2), pp. 177-191. (doi:10.1007/s11023-015-9363-0)

Brown, D. (2014) Colour layering and colour constancy. Philosophers' Imprint, 14(15), pp. 1-31.

Brown, D. H. (2010) Locating projectivism in intentionalism debates. Philosophical Studies, 148(1), pp. 69-78. (doi:10.1007/s11098-010-9509-0)

Brown, D. H. (2009) Indirect perceptual realism and demonstratives. Philosophical Studies, 145(3), pp. 377-394. (doi:10.1007/s11098-008-9237-x)

Brown, D. (2008) Indirect perceptual realism and multiple reference. Dialectica, 62(3), pp. 323-334. (doi:10.1111/j.1746-8361.2008.01157.x)

Brown, D. H. (2006) On the dual referent approach to colour theory. Philosophical Quarterly, 56(222), pp. 96-113. (doi:10.1111/j.1467-9213.2005.00431.x)

Book Sections

Brown, D. and Macpherson, F. (2020) An introduction to the philosophy of colour. In: Brown, D. and Macpherson, F. (eds.) The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Colour. Series: Routledge handbooks in philosophy. Routledge. ISBN 9780415743037 (In Press)

Brown, D. (2019) Colour constancy. In: Brown, D. and Macpherson, F. (eds.) The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Colour. Routledge. (In Press)

Brown, D. (2018) Sensory substitution devices and behavioural transference: a commentary on recent work from the lab of Amir Amedi. In: Macpherson, F. (ed.) Sensory Substitution and Augmentation. Series: Proceedings of the British Academy (219). British Academy by Oxford University Press: Oxford, pp. 122-129. ISBN 9780197266441

Brown, D. H. (2018) Infusing perception with imagination. In: Macpherson, F. and Dorsch, F. (eds.) Perceptual Imagination and Perceptual Memory. Oxford University Press: Oxford, pp. 133-160. ISBN 9780198717881

Brown, D. H. (2018) Projectivism and phenomenal presence. In: Dorsch, F. and Macpherson, F. (eds.) Phenomenal Presence. Oxford University Press: Oxford, pp. 226-251. ISBN 9780199666416

Brown, D. H. (2018) Color manipulation and comparative color: they’re not all compatible. In: Andrews, K. and Beck, J. (eds.) The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Animal Minds. Series: Routledge handbooks in philosophy. Routledge: London, pp. 76-86. ISBN 9781138822887

Brown, D. H. (2016) A study in deflated acquaintance knowledge: sense-datum theory and perceptual constancy. In: Costreie, S. (ed.) Early Analytic Philosophy - New Perspectives on the Tradition. Series: The Western Ontario series in philosophy of science, 80 (80). Springer: Cham, pp. 99-125. ISBN 9783319242125 (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-24214-9_5)

Brown, D. H. (2012) Losing grip on the world: from illusion to sense-data. In: Raftopoulos, A. and Machamer, P. (eds.) Perception, Realism and the Problem of Reference. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, pp. 68-95. ISBN 9780521198776 (doi:10.1017/CBO9780511979279.004)

Book Reviews

Brown, D. (2019) Review of J. Gert 'Primitive Colors'. Philosophical Review, [Book Review] (In Press)

Brown, D. H. (2011) The content of perception. Metascience, 20(1), pp. 165-168. (doi:10.1007/s11016-010-9451-y) [Book Review]

Brown, D. H. (2008) Empiricism and Experience by Anil Gupta. Philosophical Quarterly, 58(230), pp. 180-185. (doi:10.1111/j.1467-9213.2008.547_4.x) [Book Review]

Brown, D. H. (2007) Review of N. Georgalis, The Primacy of the Subjective. Philosophical Psychology, 20(3), pp. 402-406. (doi:10.1080/09515080701362650) [Book Review]

Edited Books

Brown, D. and Macpherson, F. (Eds.) (2020) The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Colour. Series: Routledge handbooks in philosophy. Routledge. ISBN 9780415743037 (In Press)

Frappier, M., Brown, D. and DiSalle, R. (Eds.) (2012) Analysis and Interpretation in the Exact Sciences: Essays in Honour of William Demopoulos. Series: The Western Ontario series in philosophy of science. Springer. ISBN 9789400725812

Conference Proceedings

Brown, D. H. (2003) Meaning and Rigorization. In: Twenty-Ninth Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for History and Philosophy of Mathematics, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 30 May - 1 Jun 2003, pp. 95-102.

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Grants

June 2018 Scots Philosophical Association grant for Depiction, Pictorial Experience and Vision Science workshop (£1500).

Mar. 2018 British Society of Aesthetics Conference grant for Depiction, Pictorial Experience and Vision Science (£5000).

Nov. 2017 Mind Association Conference grant for Depiction, Pictorial Experience, and Vision Science workshop (£1500).

June 2017 Scots Philosophical Association grant for Particularity of Perception workshop (£1500).

June 2016 Special Research Grant from Associate Vice-President Research at BU for You Can’t See Through White ($3,000).

Sept. 2015 Templeton Foundation grant, via New Directions in the Study of Mind Project at Cambridge University, for Colour primitivism and non-reductive minds. (£14,000)

Jan. 2015 Brandon University Research Committee (BURC) grant for collaborative artistic project You Can’t See Through White with Ben Davis (visual artist) and Eric Platz (percussionist). ($4,000)

Nov. 2014 Special Research Grant from Vice-President Academic at BU for You Can’t See Through White pilot ($3,500).

Mar. 2012 Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) International Exchange Programme Grant to be Visiting Scholar at University of Glasgow Centre for the Study of Perceptual Experience, Philosophy Department, Sept.-Dec. 2012 (£3,000).

Apr. 2010 Awarded 2-year BURC research grant. ($4,000)

Apr. 2009 Awarded special research grant from VP Academic at Brandon University. ($3,000)

Oct. 2007 BURC travel grant ($500).

Oct. 2005 University of Minnesota research grant ($1,000).

Oct. 2005 University of Minnesota teaching enhancement grant ($750).

Apr. 2003 Ontario Graduate Scholarship ($16,000).

2000 - 2003 Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada Ph.D. grant – 3 years funding ($48,000).


Supervision

I am interested in supervising masters and doctoral projects in virtually any topic in philosophy of mind, but especially topics in philosophy of perception. Some fairly broad options include:

- colour (and other sensory qualities)

- theories of perception (representationalism, naive realism, sense-datum theory)

- perceptual experience (phenomenology, qualia)

- perceptual directedness (acquaintance, representation)

- cognition and perception

- imagination and perception

- technology and perception (VR, AR)

 

I am also happy to suggest specific projects that are ripe for a contermporary philosophical treatment.

 

Please don't hesitate to write with queries.


Teaching

I typically teach one of our MSc courses in Philosophy of Mind, portions or all of JH7 Philosophy of Mind (3rd year undergraduate), and portions or all of SH10 Philosophy of Perception (4th year undergraduate).