Michael Brent, post-doctoral fellow, teaches Western Heritage and philosophy. New to the Carthage faculty in Fall 2012, Mr. Brent comes to Carthage from Columbia University, where he earned a Ph.D in philosophy in 2012 and an M.Phil. in philosophy in 2008. He earned a Master of Arts in Philosophy from the University of Toronto in 2003, as well as his bachelor's degree in 2001, graduating with high distinction.
Mr. Brent's current research interests include the philosophy of action and agency, as well as related issues in the philosophy of mind. Other interests include ethics, the history of philosophy (ancient and early modern), history of moral and political philosophy, and the philosophy of film.
While at Columbia, Mr. Brent taught such undergraduate courses as Introduction to Philosophical Methods and Problems, and Contemporary Civilization. He received the Preceptor Award for Teaching Excellence in Contemporary Civilization and was a finalist for the university-wide Presidential Award for Outstanding Teaching by Graduate Students. He also served as an adjunct instructor in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Cooper Union, where he taught such courses as Modern Philosophy: Knowledge and the Mind; Intention, Action and Self Knowledge; and Ethics: Ideas of Right and Wrong.
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