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David Kenneth Braden-JohnsonDavid K. Braden-Johnson

Department Chair, Philosophy, Interdisciplinary Studies, Modern Languages

 

About Me

A life-long teacher and aspiring jazz pianist, I approach all courses as a facilitator of improvisational (relatively spontaneous yet constrained by reference to a complex body of theory and information), inclusive, informed, and respectful philosophical dialogue.

Research/Creative Interests

I Specialize in epistemology, applied ethics, and the philosophy of education. 

Publications

(2009) Bridges to the World: A Dialogue on the Construction of Knowledge, Education, and Truth, M. Silliman (co-author). Sense Publishers.

(2011) Bridges to Autonomy: Paradoxes in Teaching and Learning, M. Silliman (co-author). Pireaus Press.

(2010) "Footprints in the Sand: Radical Constructivism and the Mystery of the Other." Constructivist Foundations, 6, 1.

Contact Information

D.Johnson@mcla.edu

Office: 100 Porter Street, Room 2

413.662.5448

David Johnson's Blog

 

Office Hours Spring 2019

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays

3:00pm - 4:00pm or by appointment

 

Education

Ph.D.  University of Massachusetts, Amherst

B.A. Georgetown University

 

Courses Taught

Philosophy of Music

Philosophy of Education

Aesthetics

Ethics and Animals

Epistemology and Metaphysics

Philosophy of Literature