Brian Clack, PhD

Brian Clack
Phone: (619) 260-2738
Office: Founders Hall 165A

Professor, Philosophy

  • Ph.D., University of London,  Philosophy
  • M.Sc., University of London, Theoretical Psychoanalytic Studies
  • B.A., University of London, Religious Studies

Brian R. Clack, PhD, came to USD in September 2007, having previously taught in Oxford, England. Clack’s research interests lie in the study of Wittgenstein, psychoanalysis and the philosophy of religion.

Areas of Expertise

Psychoanalysis, Philosophy of Religion

Scholarly Work

Clack’s research has focused predominantly on issues in the philosophy of religion. He is the author of Wittgenstein, Frazer and Religion (Macmillan, 1999), An Introduction to Wittgenstein’s Philosophy of Religion (Edinburgh University Press, 1999), and Love, Drugs, Art, Religion: The Pains and Consolations of Existence (Ashgate, 2014). He is also co-author (with Beverley Clack) of The Philosophy of Religion: A Critical Introduction (Polity,1998; second edition 2008).

Areas of Interest

Clack teaches classes on ethics, philosophy of human nature, and philosophy of God.