The 2013-2014 contact person is Robert Minto, email email@example.com.
Philosophy Forums offer an informal setting for graduate students to present and discuss their current work. Its larger purpose is to foster a sense of philosophical community at Boston College. We meet on Fridays at 4:30, beginning with wine and appetizers before the presentation (usually a paper) of 30-40 minutes. Often there is a short response from another student, always followed by general discussion. All are welcome.
In addition to the usual schedule, we have added a “Reader’s Series,” presentations on major texts from the philosophical tradition by students for whom these texts are central to their teaching and their graduate studies.
While these presentations, of course, should have inherent philosophical interest, they are intended to be especially helpful to those preparing for the M.A. comprehensive or Ph.D. preliminary exams as well as those considering teaching these texts.