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Patrick Byrne

Professor of Philosophy Patrick H. Byrne will receive a Madonna Della Strada Award, the highest honor presented by the Ignatian Volunteer Corps, N.E. Region. It recognizes those who embody the Jesuit tradition of direct service to the poor and of working and educating for a more just society. BC News

Marius Stan

Newly promoted Associate Professor Marius Stan was co-recipient of a Collaborative Research Fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies. The fellowships, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, support small teams of scholars - representing a broad range of institutions and years of experience - in their research on a major scholarly project. Marius and University of Notre Dame Professor of Philosophy Katherine Brading will explore why philosophy and physics diverged during the Enlightenment.

Jean-Luc Solère's

Professor Jean-Luc Solère's paper "The Coherence of Bayle's Theory of Toleration" won the 2016 Journal of the History of Philosophy Best Article Prize.

Fr. Richardson, S.J.

Professor of Philosophy Emeritus William Richardson, S.J., author of a groundbreaking study on renowned philosopher Martin Heidegger and a faculty member at Boston College for more than a quarter-century, died on December 10 at the age of 96. BC News

Jeff Bloechl

Professor Jeffrey Bloechl will represent BC at Venice International University during spring semester 2017 where he will teach courses on "The Theory of Recognition" and "Intersubjectivity and Cultural Difference."

Philosophy major Ileana Lobkowicz hones her journalistic skills while exploring the Philosophy department. the GAVEL

Jon K. Burmeister

Jon Burmeister is a Visiting Scholar in the Philosophy department in conjunction with a National Endowment for the Humanities "Enduring Questions" Grant. The grant topic is "What is the Meaning of Work and Leisure?" About Jon Burmeister

Boston College's Undergraduate Philosophy Journal Dianoia is currently looking for submissions for it's next edition.

Top 20 for Philosophy
BC's Philosophy department ranked 19 among the nation's "Great Value Colleges" for philosophy degrees. BC News

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Philosophy Department
Block Party

Thursday, March 30
Noon - 2:00 p.m., Stokes 228N

Philosophy Forum Talk
Doctoral student Tyler Viale will present a paper followed by Q&A session entitled "Reinach's Theory of Negative Judgement." Refreshments will be served.
Friday, March 31
1:30-3:00 p.m., Stokes N228
Contact Christine Rojcewicz with questions. Sponsored by the MA Council.

Lecture: Jonathan Trejo-Mathys Memorial Lecture by Alessandro Ferrara (University of Rome)
Monday, April 3, 2017
Reception: 3:30 p.m.
St. Mary's Conference Room
Lecture: 5:00 p.m., Stokes S195
Further info contact Vlad Perju


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