Chrysippus

Not me, actually.
The Louvre says it's Chrysippus.

Photo by Amy J. Ravin

ERIC BROWN
Associate Professor of Philosophy
Washington University in St. Louis

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Epicurus

Also not me. The Louvre says
it's Epicurus. Does he look happier?

Photo by Amy J. Ravin

Not sure if you've found the right Eric Brown? Perhaps a little autobiogeography would help.

I was born and raised in Ohio, where I met my wife, Amy Ravin. We both grew up in Sylvania, just outside Toledo, the "Glass Capital of the World" and home of the Mud Hens.

From 1988 until 1997, I was a student at the University of Chicago, first in the College and then as a graduate student in the philosophy department. For the first eight of these years, I lived mainly in Hyde Park. I was away for many weeks every summer, though, to teach at debate "institutes" for high-school students at the University of Kentucky, American University (in Washington, D.C.), the University of California at Berkeley, and Stanford. I also spent two terms in 1996 studying in the Classics Faculty at the University of Cambridge.

When Amy reached the end of her eight years of study at MIT and the University of Chicago's Pritzker School of Medicine, in 1996, we moved to Pittsburgh. I spent our first year there finishing my dissertation in the company of the Program of Classics, Philosophy, and Ancient Science at the University of Pittsburgh. After graduating in 1997, I joined the philosophy department at Washington University in St. Louis. For two years, I commuted back to "Stiller" Country for long weekends and breaks, and in a third, I enjoyed a sabbatical as a visiting scholar in the University of Pittsburgh's philosophy department.

In June 2000, Amy and I settled in the old St. Louis suburb University City, where we now live with our adorable and much adored children Madeline and Nathaniel.

If I am the wrong Eric Brown, or if you are bored, you might check out my Guide to Eric Browns on the Web.

If I am not the wrong Eric Brown, you probably know that I research and teach mainly on ancient Greek and Roman philosophy. (In addition to the philosophy department, I work with Classics, the Interdisciplinary Project in the Humanities, and Religious Studies.) If you are trying to find out about some course I teach, or about my research or advising, you can use the links above. If you are simply trying to get in touch with me, try one of these (email is best):

Wilson Hall 213
(314) 935-4257 (office)
(314) 935-7349 (fax)
eabrown AT wustl DOT edu

Eric Brown

Department of Philosophy
Washington University
Campus Box 1073
One Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO, 63130-4899

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