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Dr. Barry E. Brown

Junior College
Professor, Philosophy

Office Number, Building: KUHN Annex Room 106

Telephone: 417-625-9659

On-campus Email:

First Semester at Missouri Southern: Fall 1987


I earned a BA in English Literature at Kalamazoo College, in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and MA in Philosophy at Columbia University, in New York City, and a PhD in Philosophy at the University of Rochester, in Rochester, New York. I have also studied at Queens College, in New York City, at the University of London, and at the University of Hyderabad, in India. Before coming to Missouri Southern, I taught for three years at Virginia Commonwealth University, in Richmond, Virginia. My doctoral dissertation at Rochester was in the field of Philosophy of Logic and Language. I developed and proved soundness and completeness of a formal semantic system that attempted to address the age-old philosophical debate between nominalists and platonists about how language can be used to talk about things that do not exist.

I enjoy travel abroad and have participated in or led student groups on trips to India, Greece, and Rome. I also enjoy playing racquetball and guitar.