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Eileen Sweeney and Sarah Byers

The website History of Philosophy without any Gaps recently posted an interview with Prof. Eileen Sweeney (left) on the work of St. Anselm of Canterbury. This interview joins an earlier one by Assoc. Prof. Sarah Byers on St. Augustine. Hosted by Prof. Peter Adamson of LMU in Munich and King’s College London, the series looks at the ideas, lives and historical context of the major philosophers as well as the lesser-known figures of the tradition, calling on experts on different figures and periods to offer their insights.

Dermot Moran

The Philosophy Department welcomes Dermot Moran as the current Gadamer Visiting Professor. He holds the Professorship of Philosophy (Metaphysics and Logic) at University College Dublin.

Jonathan Trejo-Mathys

With a great sense of loss the Philosophy Department announces the death of our colleague assistant professor Jonathan Trejo-Mathys on Friday, November 28, 2014. Jonathan leaves his wife Magdalena (Maggie) Trejo-Mathys and two daughters, Maya and Micaela. We are deeply grateful for Jonathan’s life, his work, and his presence among us. BC Obituary

Eileen Sweeney

Philosophy Department faculty member Eileen Sweeney will assume the presidency of the Society of Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy beginning this December for a two-year term. For more information please visit

Marina McCory

'Hope means choosing to act in ways that lead me closer to what is good and loving, even though the future is often unknown and beyond my control.' Associate Professor of Philosophy Marina McCoy writes on the Examen, a Ignatian technique of prayerful reflection on the events of the day, for DotMagis

Jeffrey Bloechi

Christianity vs. secularism needn't be a zero-sum game, writes Associate Professor of Philosophy Jeffrey Bloechl for the Australian Broadcasting Co. Religion and Ethics Report

Upcoming Events

Monday, February 2
6:00 p.m., location TBA
Michelle Sterk Barrett (College of the Holy Cross, formerly Boston College PULSE), “The Power of PULSE: Fostering Holistic Student Development through Service Learning.” Contact Kerry Cronin.

Thursday, February 12
3:30 p.m., Stokes North 325
BACAP Seminar by Aryeh Kosman (Haverford), “Reading Early Platonic Dialogues.” Contact Gary Gurtler, S.J.

Thursday, February 12
7:30 p.m., Walsh Function Room, Boston College
BACAP Lecture by Aryeh Kosman (Haverford), “Why the Gods Love What is God-Beloved: Euthyphro 10-11.” Contact Gary Gurtler, S.J.

The Philosophy and Theology Departments at Boston College will host an International Conference on St. Anselm of Canterbury at Boston College July 27-30, 2015. BC is partnering with Fairfield University and the Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Durham University, England to organize the conference, which will also serve as the inaugural meeting of the International Association for Anselm Studies. For more information contact Professor Eileen Sweeney and visit


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