Emeritae/i Faculty

David P. Behan Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus of Philosophy

Contact Information

Email: dbehan@agnesscott.edu

Academic Degrees

B.A., Yale University
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

Teaching and Scholarly Interests

Professor Behan's historical interests include the 17th- and 18th-century philosophers Descartes, Locke and Hume. He also studies philosophic problems of self and personal identity. A recipient of many honors and grants, he has served as both president and vice president of the Georgia Philosophical Society.

Professional Activities

Recent Publications:
"Descartes & Conceptual Falsity (Falsitas Materialis)". The Modern Schoolman, Vol. LXXXV, No. 2 (January 2008)

Review of Robert Pasnau: Theories of Cognition in the Later Middle Ages, in Journal of the History of the Neurosciences, Vol. 10, Number 1 (April, 2001)

"Descartes and formal signs", in Descartes' Natural Philosophy, ed S. Gaukroger, J. Schuster, & J. Sutton (Routledge, 2000)