Brooks was born in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal. He is the author of The Unity of Mind, published by Macmillan in 1994 and also the author of papers on philosophical aspects of biology and on the special wrongness which characterises racial discrimination, On living in an Unjust Society published in the Journal of Applied Philosophy, and subsequently anthologized in a collection entitled Social Ethics; and on human rights in South Africa. He died in Cape Town in 1996.
Posthumous publication on research into the Enneagram Brooks, David, "Are personality traits inherited?" South African Journal of Science, Jan 1998, Vol. 94, p9.
Only very sophisticated organisms like philosophers fail to be naive realists! - David H.M. Brooks How to Solve the Hard Problem: A Predictable Inexplicability 1999
Brooks, D. H. M. (1981). Memories and the world. Analysis 41 (June):141-145. [5.1e. Memory]
Brooks, D. H. M. (1985). Strawson, Hume, and the unity of consciousness. Mind 94 (October):583-86. [1.6b. The Unity of Consciousness]
Brooks, D. H. M. (1986). Group minds. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 64 (December):456-70. [4.8a. Personal Identity, General]
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Brooks, D. H. M. (1992). Secondary qualities and representation. Analysis 52 (3):174-179. [3.7d. Primary and Secondary Qualities]
Brooks, D. H. M. (1994). How to perform a reduction. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 54 (4):803-14. [4.5d. Reduction, Misc]
Reduction comes to supervenience plus explicability. Thus biconditionals, multiple realizability, etc, are irrelevant. Biology is already reduced (mostly via functional explanation), and psychology looks promising. Nice.
Brooks, D. H. M. (1995). The Unity of the Mind. St Martin's Press. [1.6b. The Unity of Consciousness]
Brooks, David (1980). The impossibility of psycho-physical laws. Philosophical Papers 9 (October):21-45. [4.1d. Anomalous Monism]
Brooks, David (1995). Cartesian inner space. South African Journal of Philosophy 14 (4):135-144. [2.2k. Internalism and Externalism, Misc]
Brooks, David (2000). How to solve the hard problem: A predictable inexplicability. Psyche 6 (4):5-20. [1.2d. `Hard' and `Easy' Problems]