Philosophy & Religious Studies
2010 Ph.D. Philosophy, with Ph.D. Minor in Science, Technology, and Society
The Pennsylvania State University
2002 B.A. Philosophy, with minors in Anthropology & Psychology
Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis
Dr. Brunson came to Morgan State as a Lecturer in 2010. In the fall of 2019, he was hired as an assistant professor in the department.
Dr. Brunson's research involves applying and updating classically informed pragmatism, especially rooted in the work of Charles Peirce and Josiah Royce, to issues in contemporary social epistemology. Particular topics of interest include cognitive neuroscience, disability, emotions, history, risk, and technology.
2016 "Fluency, Satisfaction, Truth: Reassessing James in light of some contemporary psychology." Contemporary Pragmatism 13.1: 29-47.
2016 "Insuring an Indefinite Future: Sustainability as a Consequence of Royce's Moral Vision." Editor's Selection. The Pluralist 11.1: 117-125.
2016 "Review of America the Philosophical." Contemporary Pragmatism 13.3: 341-344.
2016 "Book Review Essay Thinking through the Imagination: Aesthetics in Human Cognition." The Pluralist 11.2: 111-117.
2017 "Common Sense Without a Common Language? Peirce and Reid on the Challenge of Linguistic Diversity." European Journal of Pragmatism and American Philosophy IX.2. [20 pages] http://journals.openedition.org/ejpap/1038
2018 "Voluntarism: A Difference that Makes the Difference Between American Pragmatism and German Idealism?" European Journal of Pragmatism and American Philosophy X.2[21 pages] https://journals.openedition.org/ejpap/1333
2019 "Catastrophe and the Beloved Community: Resources for Resilience in Josiah Royce and Martin Luther King, Jr." with Kelly A. Parker. Pragmatist and American Philosophical Perspectives on Resilience. Lexington Press. 37-59
2021 "Personal Reflections on Studying Royce After Curry." The Pluralist 16.2: 30-38. https://doi.org/10.5406/pluralist.16.2.0030
2022 Disability and American Philosophies. Edited with an introduction with Nate Jackson. Routledge. (February_ https:/www.routledge.com/Disability-and-American-Philosophies/Whelan-Jackson-Brunson/p/book/9780367245603
2022 "Caring about Other People" The Pluralist 17, no. 2 : 8-12
COURSES TAUGHT AT MORGAN STATE UNIVERSITY
Nineteenth Century Philosophy
Early Modern Philosophy
Critical Thinking/Introduction to Formal and Informal Reasoning
Writing Philosophical Arguments
Ethics and Values
Introduction to Logic/Introduction to Critical Thinking
Intermediate Latin II
Intermediate Latin I
Elementary Latin II
Elementary Latin I
American Philosophical Association
Charles S. Peirce Society
Josiah Royce Society
Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy
Society for U.S. Intellectual History