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Patrick Byrne
Professor, Philosophy Department
College of Arts & Sciences 
Ph.D. State University of New York, Stonybrook 

Philosophy of science; philosophy of religion; evolution; intelligent design; Aristotle. Author of the book Analysis and Science in Aristotle. Courses have include: "Foundations of Ethics."

617.552.3874
patrick.byrne@bc.edu
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Jorge LA Garcia
Professor, Philosophy Department
College of Arts & Sciences
B.A. Fordham University
Ph.D. Yale University

Virtue; racism; bioethics; race and cultural identity. Courses have included: "Philosophy & Race."

617.552.3853
jorge.garcia@bc.edu
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Richard Kearney
Charles B. Seelig Chair of Philosophy, Philosophy Department
College of Arts & Sciences
B.A. University of Dublin
M.A. McGill University
Ph.D. University of Paris 

European philsophy; philosopher Paul Ricoeur. Author of numerous books, including Strangers, Gods, and Monsters: Interpreting Otherness; The God Who May Be: A Hermeneutics of Religion and Postnationalist Ireland: Politics, Literature, Philosophy. Courses have included: "Philosophy of Imagination."

617.552.3874
kearneyr@bc.edu
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Peter Kreeft
Professor, Philosophy Department
College of Arts & Sciences
B.A. Calvin College
M.A. Fordham University
Ph.D. Fordham University

Spiritual and philosophical aspects of life and death; life after death; angels and demons; spirituality in society; spiritual warfare; philosophical aspects of morality–e.g. capital punishment, abortion, euthanasia, sexual mores; East-West religious dialogue; apologetics (arguments for and against the existence of God); Catholic theology and Catholic morality; modern philosophy; philosophy in literature (including Tolkein and Dostoyevsky); C.S. Lewis. Author of numerous publications, including the books Angels and Demons; The Angel and the Ant; Angel Wars: Facts vs. Fantasies About Angels and Demons; Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Heaven, But Never Dreamed of Asking; Women and the Priesthood; Your Questions, God's Answers; Back to Virtue; Yes or No? Straight Answers to Tough Questions about Christianity; C.S. Lewis for the Third Millennium. Courses include: "Thinking About Religion"; "Philosophy in Literature"; "Philosophy of World Religions."

617.552.3871
peter.kreeft@bc.edu
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http://www.peterkreeft.com/home.htm

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Marina McCoy
Fitzgibbon Professor of Philosophy, Philosophy Department
College of Arts & Sciences
Ph.D. Boston University

Plato; ancient Greek philosophy; feminist philosophy; philosophy of  vulnerability; philosophy of love and friendship; intersections between philosophy, public speaking, and rhetoric; philosophy of Pope John Paul II and Benedict XVI. Author of the book Plato on the Rhetoric of Philosophers and Sophists. Courses have included: "Rhetoric: Truth, Beauty, Power."

617.552.3858
mccoyma@bc.edu
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Rev. Paul McNellis, SJ
Adj. Assistant Professor, Philosophy Department
College of Arts & Sciences
Ph.D. Boston College

Political philosophy; social ethics; just war. He served in the US Army during the Vietnam War. He also worked as a journalist and for Catholic Relief Services in Indochina. Courses have included: "Poets, Philosophers, and Mapmakers."

Office: 617-552-6080
Residence: 617-552-8068
mcnellis@bc.edu
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