Janet Broughton

Job title: 
Executive Dean, College of Letters & Science

Janet Broughton is vice provost for the faculty, emerita, and professor of philosophy, emerita. She is a scholar of 17th- and 18th-century philosophy, with a special interest in skepticism. She is author of Descartes’s Method of Doubt and co-editor of The Blackwell Companion to Descartes. Currently she is working on a book about Hume’s complicated blend of radical skepticism and ordinary belief.  She received her B.A. from UC Davis and her Ph.D. in philosophy from Princeton University. She taught at Harvard University before coming to Berkeley in 1979.