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Jeff Bloechl

In collaboration with colleagues at Harvard and the Australian Catholic University, Professor Jeffrey Bloechl has organized a conference on "The Enigma of Human Suffering," in Rome, January 3-6, 2017. In addition, he 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

Pat Byrne

Ethical discernment
Self-appropriation can lead to objective judgments of value, Professor of Philosophy Patrick Byrne contends in his new book. BC Bookmarks

Richard Balagtas

Richard Balagtas '16 has received a Fulbright grant for research in the Philippines. The research will be a continuation of his senior thesis examining organ trafficking and how the Philippines government has handled transplant tourism. BC News

Elina Callas

Eleni Callas '16, has been awarded the John Bapst, SJ, Philosophy Medal for outstanding overall performance in philosophy courses. Eleni's senior honor's thesis and scholar of the college project was, "How Free Am I? Where Neuroscientific Experiments Can Lead Philosophy Best" directed by Prof. Dan McKaughan.  



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