Dr Bronwyn Finnigan

Dr Bronwyn Finnigan

Position: Lecturer, Undergraduate Convener, Deputy Head

Centre affiliation: Centre for Consciousness

Email: bronwyn.finnigan@anu.edu.au

Phone: 61 2 6125 2632

Location: HC Coombs Building, Room 2213

Qualification:

Ph.D (Auckland), MA (Sydney), BA (Hons., Melbourne)

Researcher profile: https://researchers.anu.edu.au/researchers/finnigan-bk?term=bronwyn%20finnigan

Buddhist Philosophy:

  • Meta-ethics (Madhyamaka, Abhidharma, Pramāṇavāda, Yogācāra)
  • Philosophy of Mind (agency, emotions, subjectivity)
  • Idealism

Philosophy of Mind:

  • Know-how, Skill & Practical Intelligence
  • Agency & Rationality
  • Emotions
  • Perception & Conceptuality

Ethics & Moral Psychology

Ancient Philosophy (primarily Aristotle)

Finnigan, B (2015), 'Phronesis in Aristotle: Reconciling Deliberation with Spontaneity', Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, 91(3): 674-697.

Finnigan, B (2015), 'Madhyamaka Buddhist Meta-ethics: The justificatory grounds of moral judgments', Philosophy East & West, vol. 65, no. 3, pp. 765-785.

Finnigan, B (2015), 'Review of Dan Arnold's Brains, Buddhas and Believing: The Problem of Intentionality in Classical Buddhist and Cognitive Scientific Philosophy of Mind', Journal of Religion.

Finnigan, B (2014), 'Examining the Bodhisattva's Brain', Zygon, vol. 49, no. 1, pp. 231-241.

Finnigan, B (2011), 'Buddhist Meta Ethics', Journal of the International Association of Buddhist Studies, 33 (1-2): 267-97

Cowherds, The = Dreyfus, G., Finnigan, B. Garfield, J. et.al (2011), Moonshadows: Conventional Truth in Buddhist Philosophy, Oxford University Press, Oxford, United Kingdom

Finnigan, B & Tanaka, K. (2011), 'Ethics for Madhyamikas', in (ed.), Moonshadows: Conventional Truth in Buddhist Philosophy, Oxford University Press, Oxford, United Kingdom, pp. 221-231.

Finnigan, B & Tanaka, K. (2011), ‘Carnap and the Two Truths’, in (ed.), Moonshadows: Conventional Truth in Buddhist Philosophy, Oxford University Press, Oxford, United Kingdom

Finnigan, B (2011), 'A Buddhist Account of Ethical Agency Revisited: Reply to Garfield and Hansen', Philosophy East & West, vol. 61, no. 1, pp. 183-194.

Finnigan, B (2011), 'How Can a Buddha Come to Act? The Possibility of a Buddhist Account of Ethical agency', Philosophy East & West, vol. 61, no. 1, pp. 134-160.

Finnigan, B & Tanaka, K (2010), 'Don't Think! Just Act!', in (ed.), Martial Arts and Philosophy, Carus Publishing Company, Chicago, Illinois, United States, pp. 25-33.

Finnigan, B (2006), 'The Dialetical Method in Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics', Phronimon, vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 1-16.

PHIL1004 Fundamental Ideas in Philosophy: An Introduction (2017)

PHIL2012 Buddhist Philosophy

PHIL2061 Philosophy of Mind

PHIL3073 Advanced Ethics, Social & Political Philosophy (2017)

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