Brook, Andrew

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BROOK, Andrew


PERSONAL: Married Christine Koggel; children: Frederick, David. Education: University of Alberta and Oxford University, Ph.D. (philosophy), 1973.

ADDRESSES: Offıce—Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies, Carleton University, 2217 Dunton, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1S 5B6; fax: 613-520-3985.


CAREER: Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, professor of philosophy, chair of cognitive science management committee and director, Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies, 1991—; Toronto Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis, faculty member, 1992—. Queen's University, visiting scholar, 1995; Oxford University, visiting tutor, 1995; Bryn Mawr College, visiting professor, 1998-99.


MEMBER: Canadian Philosophical Society (president), Canadian Psychoanalytic Society.


AWARDS, HONORS: Woodrow Wilson fellow, 1965; Rhodes scholar, 1966; Merit Award, Carleton University, 1977-78; Scholarly Achievement Award, Carleton University, 1986; Levin Prize, Canadian Psychoanalytic Society, 1991; Prado Prize (joint winner), Canadian Psychoanalytic Society, 1994.


WRITINGS:


Kant and the Mind, Cambridge University Press (New York, NY), 1994.

(With Robert J. Stainton) Knowledge and Mind: APhilosophical Introduction, MIT Press (Cambridge, MA), 2000.

(With Don Ross and David Thompson) Dennett'sPhilosophy: A Comprehensive Assessment, MIT Press (Cambridge, MA), 2000.

(Editor, with Richard C. DeVidi) Self-Reference andSelf-Awareness, J. Benjamins (Philadelphia, PA), 2001.

(Editor, with Don Ross) Daniel Dennett, Cambridge University Press (New York, NY), 2002.


SIDELIGHTS: Andrew Brook is a professor of philosophy, director of the Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies, and chair of the cognitive science management committee at Carleton University. He is also president of the Canadian Philosophical Society. Brook's research interests include German philosopher Immanuel Kant, consciousness, interdisciplinary cognitive research, and environmental ethics.

Brook's Kant and the Mind is geared toward scientists, Kant scholars, and philosophers. In it Brook discusses Kant's findings about the mind and consciousness. He advises his readers on how they can use Kant's ideas in order to better understand the science of the mind. Philosophical Review contributor Patricia Kitcher concluded, "This book makes a major contribution to disentangling many of Kant's most important discussions of the complex relations between consciousness and cognition."

Brook coauthored Knowledge and Mind: A Philosophical Introduction with Robert J. Stainton. It is an introductory book for students and others who are not familiar with the philosophy of the mind and knowledge.


Dennett's Philosophy: A Comprehensive Assessment was coedited with Don Ross and David Thompson. Daniel Dennett is the director of the Center for Cognitive Studies at Tufts University. He has also been a professor of philosophy at Tufts University since 1971. Dennett is well known for his theories and has published extensively on the philosophy of the mind. Dennett's Philosophy is a collection of essays from various contributors who discuss and debate Dennett's theories on the mind and consciousness. "Dennett's Philosophy is an up-close look at the work of a contemporary philosophical giant," summarized Douglas B. Mechan in a Metaphyschology Online review.


BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:


periodicals


Choice, October, 1994, S. Fuller, review of Kant and the Mind, p. 297.

Mind, July, 1996, Robert Howell, review of Kant and the Mind, p. 491.

Philosophical Review, October, 1995, Patricia Kitcher, review of Kant and the Mind, p. 590.

Philosophy in Review, August, 2001, Zoltan Gendler Szabo, review of Knowledge and Mind: A Philosophical Introduction, pp. 239-242.

Review of Metaphysics, June, 1996, Melinda Hogan, review of Kant and the Mind, p. 915.

Times Literary Supplement, April 12, 2002, Sean Crawford, "A Cloudy Landscape," p. 29.

online


Cambridge University Press Web site,http://books.cambridge.org/ (August 28, 2002).

Carleton University Web site,http://www.carleton.ca/ (August 28, 2002), "Andrew Brook."

Daniel C. Dennett's Home Page,http://www.tufts.edu/ (December 17, 2002).

J. Benjamins,http://www.benjamins.com/ (August 28, 2002), review of Self-Reference and Self-Awareness.

Metapsychology,http://mentalhelp.net/ (August 28, 2002), D. Constantinos Athanasopoulos, review of Self-Reference and Self-Awareness; Douglas B. Mechan, review of Dennett's Philosophy.

MIT Press Web site,http://mitpress.mit.edu/ (August 28, 2002).*

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