Brian Clack, PhD
Associate Professor, Philosophy
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.Curriculum Vitae (113.8 KB)
Ph.D., University of London, Philosophy
M.Sc., University of London, Theoretical Psychoanalytic Studies
B.A., University of London, Religious Studies
Scholarly and Creative 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).
Clack teaches classes on ethics, philosophy of human nature, and philosophy of God.