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About Lajos Brons

Near the end of the prologue of Plato’s Republic, Socrates says to his opponent Thrasymachus that what they are discussing is "no ordinary/insignificant matter, but how we ought to live" (1.352d). That question was the core concern motivating Plato's philosophical investigations. It also motivates mine, but I'm equally motivated by what I take to be the core concern of Buddhist philosophy: how to reduce suffering.
My philosophical interests are divided over two broad areas. One is in the overlap of (meta-) ethics and social/political philosophy; the other is in the intersection of philosophy of language, metaphysics, and epistemology. Most - but not all - of my work is most closely affiliated with the analytic tradition both in style and content, and much of it is heavily influenced by the philosophies of Donald Davidson and W.V.O. Quine, but I am also interested in (parts of) Indian, Chinese, and continental philosophy.
Before I became a "philosopher" I was a human geographer. I gradually moved from one discipline to the other, but I remain interested in geography and in the (other) social sciences as well.

Positions

Present Adjunct Professor of Philosophy, Lakeland University ‐ Japan Campus
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Present Researcher, Nihon University ‐ Philosophy Department
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