Home address: 191 Bridport Street, London, Ontario N6A 2A9
Home phone: (519) 439-2889
University address: Department of Philosophy, University of Toronto
Room 514, 170 St. George Street, Toronto, Ontario M5R 2M8
Cell phone: 519-854-0131
Home page: www.chass.utoronto.ca/~jrbrown
B.A. University of Guelph, 1973
M.A. University of Guelph, 1975
Ph.D. University of Western Ontario, 1981
Thesis: Models of Rationality and the History of Science (Supervisor: R.E. Butts)
Teaching Assistant, University of Western Ontario, 1975-79
Assistant Professor, Dalhousie University, 1979-80
Assistant Professor, University of Western Ontario, 1980-81
Assistant Professor, University of Toronto, 1981-88
Associate Professor, University of Toronto, 1988-92
Professor, University of Toronto, 1992-2017
Professor Emeritus, University of Toronto, 2017-
Appointed to graduate school 1982 (temporary), 1988 (permanent)
Affiliate member, Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, 1987-
Affiliate member, Institute for Women’s Studies and Gender Studies, 1994-2000
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND ACTIVITIES
Editor of the journal, International Studies in the Philosophy of Science, 1996–2001
Co-Editor of the book series, Toronto Studies in Philosophy, 1990–2001
Co-Director of Inter-University Centre of Postgraduate Studies (philosophy of science section), Dubrovnik, Croatia, 1984-
Secretary/Treasurer of The Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science. 1986-92
Board of Editors of the journal, International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 1986-96, 2001-
Board of Editors, Mind & Society, 2002-
Board of Editors, Science and Education, 2003-
Board of Editors: Minerva, 2007-
Board of Editors: Epistemologia, 2011-2016
Board of Editors: Axiomathes, 2016-
Consulting Editor and member of the Executive Committee, Episteme, 2002-2010
Section Chair: Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science (History and Sociology of Science Section) (Meeting in Spain, August 2003)
Member of the Canadian Federation of the Humanities (Rep. for Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science), 1993-96, 1996-97
Canadian Philosophical Association (1977- )
Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science (1980- )
Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Mathematics (1990- )
Philosophy of Science Association (1978- )
British Society for the Philosophy of Science (1978-2001)
Leibniz Society (1982-2000)
American Association of Physics Teachers (1979-2000)
Mathematical Association of America (1995-2001)
American Mathematical Society (1995-2001)
European Philosophy of Science Association (2007- )
GRANTS RECEIVED (minor grants not listed)
S.S.H.R.C. grant for Leibniz conference Nov. 1982, $6,250.
S.S.H.R.C. conference grant (with A. Irvine), 1988, $5000.
S.S.H.R.C. conference grant (with G. Hunter), 1989, $5500.
S.S.H.R.C. Research Grant, July 1991 − April 1994, $40,000.
S.S.H.R.C. Research Grant, July 1994 − April 1997, $10,000.
S.S.H.R.C. Research Grant, April 1998 − March 2001, $28,000.
S.S.H.R.C. Research Grant, April 2001 − March 2004, $31,000.
Humboldt Foundation Research Award, 2004, 50,000€
S.S.H.R.C. Research Grant, April 2004 – March 2008, $130,000.
S.S.H.R.C. Conference Grant, “Difference and Dissent”, June 2006, $8000
Humboldt Trans-coop, “Science and Values”, 2007 – 2009, 45,000€
S.S.H.R.C. Research Grant, April 2008 – March 2012, $115,000.
Numerous small grants ($750 – $3500) for travel or miscellaneous expenses.
Connaught Fellowship, 1995-96
Connaught Fellowship 2002-03
Humboldt Research Award, 2004
Elected: Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina – Nationale Akademie der Wissenschaften, 2004
Elected: Royal Society of Canada, 2007
Elected: Académie Internationale de Philosophie des Sciences, 2010
Elected: L’Institut international de philosophie, 2021
Vaughan Memorial Lecturer, Balliol College, Oxford, November 1992
Machette Lecturer, Purdue University, February 1996
The Steinkraus Lecture 2003, SUNY Oswego, October 2003
Numerous “keynote” lectures
VISITING PROFESSORSHIPS, VISITOR, ETC.
Dalhousie University, Halifax, summer 1979, 1983
Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, China, fall 1988
Academy of Sciences, Moscow, summer 1989
Konstanz University, summer 2001
Bielefeld University, summer 2005, 2006, 2008, 2012
Fellow, ZiF yearlong workshop on Science and Values (2006-07)
Rockefeller Center, Bellagio, fall 2008
Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin, fall 2010
Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Iztapalapa, Mexico City, July, 2011
University of Vienna (Vienna Circle Institute), Summer 2018