Brian Bruya is a Professor of Philosophy at Eastern Michigan University and Center Associate in the University of Michigan’s Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies. In the 2012-13 academic year, Professor Bruya was a Fulbright Scholar in the Philosophy Department of National Taiwan University. He earned his B.A. in Philosophy and Chinese Language & Literature from the University of Washington and M.A. and Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Hawai’i.

Professor Bruya specializes in Chinese and comparative philosophy, the philosophy and cognitive science of action, and aesthetics.

Representative Publications

Bruya, Brian. “The Tacit Rejection of Multiculturalism in American Philosophy Ph.D. Programs: The Case of Chinese Philosophy.” Dao 14.3 (2015): 369-389.

Bruya, Brian J. “The Rehabilitation of Spontaneity: A New Approach in Philosophy of Action.” Philosophy East and West 60.2 (2010): 207-250.

Bruya, Brian. “Emotion, Desire, and Numismatic Experience in Descartes, Zhu Xi, and Wang Yangming.” (2001).

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