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Alexander von Humboldt and John Sallis

At a special celebration in Bamberg, Germany, on March 21, Helmut Schwartz, President of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (left), presented Professor John Sallis with the Alexander von Humboldt Research Prize for his contributions to philosophical thought. Professor Sallis, Frederick J. Adelmann, S.J., Professor of Philosophy, is currently pursuing research in philosophy of art as a Senior Fellow at the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies in Germany (FRIAS). The Institute provides support and facilities for scholars and scientists both from Germany and from other countries. It is affiliated with the University of Freiburg. Professor Sallis will spend four months in the Institute in 2014 and will be there again in 2015. (Photo credit: Humboldt Foundation/Albrecht G. W. Barthel)

Andrea Staiti

Andrea Staiti was invited as a Visiting Professor at the Albert Ludwigs University of Freiburg (Germany) for the Summer Semester of 2014. He will temporarily replace Prof. Hans-Helmuth Gander, the director of the Husserl Archive, during a research leave. In Freiburg Prof. Staiti will lecture on the theory of judgment, Husserl's seminal book Ideas Pertaining to a Pure Phenomenology and to a Phenomenological Philosophy, and on the philosophical demarcation of the natural and the human sciences. He was also awarded an "Experienced Scholars" fellowship  from the Alexander von Humboldt foundation in Germany. Starting in October 2014 he will spend 12 months at the University of Cologne, Germany, to conduct research on Husserl's theory of self-constitution and its connection to contemporary Kantianism.

Seeling Professor of Philosophy Richard Kearney addressed Ireland's ‘traumas that were never named,’ notably the Great Famine, in remarks at an Abbey Theatre symposium on the role of theater in commemoration. Irish Times | RTE's The Pat Kenny Show (at 5:50) | RTE's Marian Finucane Show (scroll to Jan. 18 show).

Kerry Cronin

Required dating? It's an unusual aspect of a seminar taught by Kerry Cronin, associate director of the Philosophy Department’s Lonergan Institute and a fellow in BC's Center for Student Formation. Times Higher Education

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Prof. Sallis speaks about the painter Paul Klee, whose work has been commented by many contemporary philosophers.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, April 22
7:00 p.m., Fulton 511
The Philosophy Department and the LeBrecque Medical Ethics lecture series committee presents: “The Ethics of Pregnancy: Towards an Integrated Approach”* by Professor John Haldene (St. Andrews University, Scotland)

Wednesday, April 23
4:30 p.m., McGuinn 121
The Philosophy Department’s Albert J. Fitgibbons Lecture Series presents: "Philosophy, Ethics and Society: Taking History Seriously" by John Haldane, Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Centre for Philosophy and Public Affairs at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland.

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