Dr. David Braden-Johnson

Professor, Philosophy

David K. Braden-Johnson
(413) 662-5448
100 Porter Street


Ph.D.  University of Massachusetts, Amherst

B.A. Georgetown University

Courses Taught

Philosophy of Music

Philosophy of Education


Ethics and Animals

Epistemology and Metaphysics

About Me

A life-long teacher and aspiring jazz pianist, I approach all courses as a facilitator of improvisational (relatively spontaneous yet constrained by reference to a complex body of theory and information), inclusive, informed, and respectful philosophical dialogue.

Research/Creative Interests

I specialize in epistemology, applied ethics, and the philosophy of education. 


(2009) Bridges to the World: A Dialogue on the Construction of Knowledge, Education, and Truth, M. Silliman (co-author). Sense Publishers.

(2011) Bridges to Autonomy: Paradoxes in Teaching and Learning, M. Silliman (co-author). Pireaus Press.

(2010) "Footprints in the Sand: Radical Constructivism and the Mystery of the Other." Constructivist Foundations, 6, 1.

Office hours

Fall 2021
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9-10am