The Philosophy Department is pleased to welcome Richard Atkins as our new full-time Professor. He comes to us from Iona College, and his areas of concentration include Epistemology, History of Philosophy, and Philosophy of Language and Ethics.
S. Eve Rabinoff, a former Philosophy Department teaching fellow who received her doctorate during the past year, has received an award from the Review of Metaphysics for her essay on Aristotle's ethics. BC Chronicle
'The Kindergarten Teacher'
Sarit Larry, a doctoral candidate in the Philosophy Department, stars as a woman obsessed with her 5-year-old student and his remarkable gift for poetry, in the Israeli film 'The Kindergarten Teacher,' chosen for a special screening at the Cannes Film Festival. Hollywood Reporter
Marina Denischik, Gregory Floyd, Michael Frost and Zhuoyao Li were among the winners of this year's annual Donald J. White Teaching Excellence Award. The award recognizes graduate teaching fellows and teaching assistants who have distinguished themselves in classroom instruction.
Lonergan Center Associate Director Kerry Cronin's philosophy class for freshmen and sophomores includes discussions of personal ethical and moral choices, and an optional assignment to explore the social experience of an old-fashioned date. Boston Globe
On July 7 Jeffrey Bloechl gave an invited lecture and seminar at the at Rangjung Yeshe Institute in Boudhanath, Kathmandu, Nepal. Title, “Why are We Interested in Others? Three Phenomenological Exercises.”
On July 21, 22 and 23 Jeffrey Bloechl offered three Dharma Endowment Lectures in Philosophy at Christ University, in Bangalore, India. The lectures were given as a series on the topic of “Secular Life and Secular Reason.” The first developed Biblical Themes, the second Existential Themes, and the third outlined a theory of Identity and Discourse. Bloechl’s lectures were followed by three more on a related topic, and given by his wife, Catherine Cornille, chair of the Boston College department of theology.