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Department of Philosophy


Patrick Brissey

Title: Instructor
Department: Philosophy
College of Arts and Sciences
Office: Close-Hipp 518
Resources: Department of Philosophy
Patrick Brissey

Research Interests

  • Modern Philosophy (esp. Descartes)
  • Philosophy of Religion

Regularly Taught Courses

  • PHIL 213: Communicating Moral Issues

Selected Publications

  • “Towards Descartes’ Scientific Method: a posteriori Evidence and The Rhetoric of Les Météores,” in James A.T. Lancaster and Richard Raiswell (eds.). Evidence in the Age of the New Sciences. Springer. 2018.
  • “The Form of Descartes’ Method of Doubt.” Southwest Philosophy Review. 33, 2, 233-249. 2017.
  • “Reflections on Descartes’ Vocation as an Early Theory of Happiness.” Journal of Early Modern Studies. 4, 2, 69-91. 2015.
  • “Rule VIII of Descartes’ Regulae ad directionem ingenii.” Journal of Early Modern Studies. 3, 2. 9-31. 2014.
  • “Descartes’ Discours as a Plan for a Universal Science.” Studia Universitatis Babeș Bolyai. Philosophia. 58, 37-60. 2013.
  • “Descartes and the Meteorology of the World,” Society and Politics, 6, 88-100. 2012.

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