Professor Michael Brady
Professor of Philosophy
Michael Brady is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Glasgow. His research focuses on issues in the philosophy of emotion, ethics, and epistemology. His monograph on these themes – Emotional Insight – was published by Oxford University Press in 2013. He is currently co-Principal Investigator on a major three-year research project, titled The Value of Suffering, which is funded by the John Templeton Foundation and hosted in the Philosophy Department, University of Glasgow. He was previously Director of the British Philosophical Association, and Secretary of the Scots Philosophical Association. He is on the editorial board of The Philosophical Quarterly and Oxford Bibliographies, and has worked as a philosophical advisor on a number of productions by the Manchester-based theatre company Quarantine.
Research and Teaching Interests
I am currently writing a monograph on the nature and value of suffering. This includes chapters on the nature of suffering, different theories of unpleasantness, suffering as a virtue, suffering and character, religious approaches to suffering, and the social benefits of suffering.
- The Value of Suffering: An Interdisciplinary Investigation of the Nature, Meaning, and Role of Affective Experience