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The Center for Christian-Jewish Learning announced that the University of Ottawa’s Adele Reinhartz, a scholar of the New Testament and early Jewish-Christian relations, will be the 2015–16 Corcoran Visiting Chair in Christian-Jewish Relations.

The Philosophy Department welcomes Professor Miguel de Beistegui as the current Gadamer Visiting Professor. He comes to us from the University of Warwick, UK. He specializes in 20th century German and French philosophy, and has published books and articles in the following areas: ontology, metaphysics, aesthetics, ethics and politics.

Boston College Magazine

The voyage

Jeffrey Bloechl's philosophy class was a test of mind, heart, and body.

David Storey

In his new book, Assistant Professor of the Practice of Philosophy David Storey proposes a new interpretation of Martin Heidegger's importance for environmental philosophy.

John Sallis

In Klee's Mirror, Frederick J. Adelmann, S.J., Professor of Philosophy John Sallis presents artist Paul Klee's work as capable of reflecting not only surface appearance, but also hidden depth.

Richard Cobb-Stevens

The work of Professor of Philosophy Emeritus Richard Cobb-Stevens has served as a model for generations of philosophers. Now, several leading experts in the field from BC, North America and Europe have contributed to a new volume in tribute.

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To fulfill the University’s CORE Curriculum requirement, undergraduates must complete 15 three-credit courses, which they may select from a wide variety of offerings across the academic disciplines. For 2015–16, Boston College is introducing new interdisciplinary courses, open only to first-year students, that will help satisfy the Core Requirements. These pilot courses, categorized as either “Complex Problems” courses or “Enduring Questions” courses, will be taught collaboratively by two faculty members from different fields. Philosophy Faculty Members Aspen Brinton and Holly Vande Wall will be teaching two of these.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, October 8 (time and place TBD) Inaugural Jonathan Trejo-Mathys Memorial Lecture by Axel Honneth, sponsored by the Clough Center. Contact Vlad Perju (Law School).

Where Are They Now?

Justin Marceau

Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences graduate Justin Marceau, who earned a degree in philosophy in 2000, is the first holder of what is believed to be the nation's first professorship devoted to animal rights.

Michael Petit

"It shaped me as a person"
Michael Petit
'05 says the critical thinking, analytical, and communication skills he learned as a philosophy major at Boston College helped him while serving overseas in the Marine Corps as well as in his current role of giving financial advice to clients as a Private Wealth Advisor at Goldman, Sachs & Co.  

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