Dr Angus Brook

BA(Hons) USyd, MA(Merit) USyd, Grad.Dip.Ed ACU, PhD (Syd)
Associate Professor of Philosophy

Email: angus.brook@nd.edu.au
Phone: 02 8204 4182

  • Biography

    Angus Brook is a scholar in Philosophy and has taught across most areas of philosophy, including: history of philosophy, metaphysics, Aquinas, natural law, ethics, and political philosophy. His research interests are: Metaphysics; particularly that of Aristotle and St. Thomas, Ontology, Phenomenology, and the philosophy of education.

  • Teaching Areas

    Metaphysics, Ancient Philosophy, introductory philosophy

  • Research Expertise and Supervision

    Metaphysics, Ancient Philosophy, Aristotle, Thomas Aquinas, phenomenology, philosophy of education, and natural law

  • Books

    Angus Brook, A Phenomenology of Religion (VDM, 2009)

    Angus Brook, The Early Heidegger and Ethics (VDM, 2009)

    Angus Brook (ed.), An Introduction to Philosophy and Theology in the Catholic Liberal Arts Tradition (McGraw-Hill, 2014)

  • Book Chapters

    Angus Brook, ‘Faith and Reason and Metaphysics’, Faith and Reason (forthcoming - Wipf & Stock, 2019)

    Angus Brook, ‘Play, Virtue, and Well-being: is consumerist play a bad habit?’, Play: various perspectives (Springer, 2017)

    Angus Brook, ‘Philosophy and Liberal Education’, An Introduction to Philosophy and Theology in the Catholic Liberal Arts Tradition (McGraw-Hill, 2014)

    Angus Brook, ‘Faith and Reason’, An Introduction to Philosophy and Theology in the Catholic Liberal Arts Tradition (McGraw-Hill, 2014)

    Angus Brook, ‘Metaphysics’, An Introduction to Philosophy and Theology in the Catholic Liberal Arts Tradition (McGraw-Hill, 2014)

    Angus Brook, ‘The primary elements of choosing’, An Introduction to Philosophy and Theology in the Catholic Liberal Arts Tradition (McGraw-Hill, 2014)

    Angus Brook, ‘Natural Law’, An Introduction to Philosophy and Theology in the Catholic Liberal Arts Tradition (McGraw-Hill, 2014)

    Angus Brook, ‘Philosophy, Theology, and lifelong learning’, An Introduction to Philosophy and Theology in the Catholic Liberal Arts Tradition (McGraw-Hill, 2014)

    Angus Brook, ‘Human Flourishing’, An Introduction to Philosophy and Theology in the Catholic Liberal Arts Tradition (McGraw-Hill, 2014)

    Angus Brook & Christian Stephens, ‘Philosophical and Theological Reflection’, An Introduction to Philosophy and Theology in the Catholic Liberal Arts Tradition (McGraw-Hill, 2014)

    Angus Brook, ‘Educating for Public Life’, in Matthew Etherington (ed.) Foundations of Education: A Christian Vision (Wipf and Stock, 2014)

    Angus Brook, ‘The Potentiality of Authenticity in Becoming a Teacher’, in Dall’Alba, Gloria (ed.), Exploring Education Through Phenomenology: Diverse Approaches (Blackwell-Wiley, 2009)

  • Journal Articles and Proceedings

    Angus Brook, ‘THE ARISTOTELIAN CONTEXT OF THE EXISTENCE-ESSENCE DISTINCTION IN DE ENTE ET ESSENTIA’, Metaphysica: International Journal for Ontology and Metaphysics, forthcoming 2019

    Angus Brook, ‘Thomas Aquinas on the Effects of Original Sin: a philosophical analysis’, Heythrop Journal, LIX (2018), pp. 721–732

    Angus Brook, ‘Is it possible to be a phenomenological Thomist’, New Blackfriars, Jan 2016

    Angus Brook, ‘Faith: the basis of justice’, The Heythrop Journal, May 2015

    Angus Brook, ‘Substance and the primary sense of being in Aristotle’s Metaphysics’, The Review of Metaphysics, March, 2015

    Angus Brook, Sandy Lynch, Sr. Moira Debono, ‘Using standards rubrics to assure graduate capabilities within the context of undergraduate liberal arts programmes’, The Journal of Teaching and Learning for Graduate Employability, Vol 4, No 1 (2013)

    Angus Brook, ‘What is Education?’, New Blackfriars, (January 2013)

    Angus Brook, ‘Heidegger on Religion’, Forum Philosophicum (April 2010)

    Angus Brook, ‘The Potentiality of Authenticity in Becoming a Teacher’, Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2009

  • Conference Papers

    Thomas Aquinas on faith and justice CIS Biennial Conference 2014

    A Phenomenology of Religion via pre-Socratic philosophy, APRA Conference 2008

    The Question of the Meaning of Religion?, Australian Association for the Study of Religion, 2005

    Martin Heidegger’s Path to an Aesthetic Ethos, Sydney Society Literature & Aesthetics Conference, 2005

  • Professional Affiliations

    Member of the Australasian Association of Philosophy (AAP)

    Member of the Aristotelian Society

  • Awards

    Logos team, Vice Chancellor's Award for initiatives that enhance student learning