Janet Broughton

Janet Broughton

Title
Professor Emerita; Executive Dean of the College of Letters & Science
Department
Dept of Philosophy
Phone
(510) 642-0255
Research Expertise and Interest
Descartes, Hume, 17th and 18th century philosophy
Research Description

Professor Broughton received her B.A. from UC Davis and her Ph.D. from Princeton University. She came to Berkeley after teaching for three years at Harvard. She works mainly on the history of modern philosophy and also has interests in contemporary problems of personal identity and of skepticism. She completed Descartes's Method of Doubt (Princeton University Press) in 2001 and is currently working on Hume. 

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