The Philosophy department welcomes Emmanuel Falque (Institut Catholique de Paris) as our Gadamer Visiting Professor this semester. He is a leading figure in the contemporary French effort to develop a philosophy that is at once grounded in phenomenological method and insights, and positively engaged with Christian theology. After early work on Bonaventure and other medieval thinkers, he has concentrated on phenomenological explorations of religious themes. Much of this has recently become available in English, including his trilogy published by Fordham University Press: The Metamorphosis of Finitude. An Essay on Birth and Resurrection (2012); The Wedding Feast of the Lamb. Eros, the Body and the Eucharist (2016); and Crossing the Rubicon. The Borderlands of Philosophy and Theology (2016).
Professor Falque will be on our campus August 28 - September 17 and October 22 - November 12. During these two periods, he will be teaching two courses in our philosophy department.
This summer, a group of faculty walked the Camino de Santiago in preparation for leading future student groups for the course “Self-Knowledge and Discernment: The Experience of Pilgrimage”. Photo taken in the town square in Santiago, Spain, in front of the cathedral of Santiago. From L to R Micah Lott, David Storey, Eileen Sweeney, Holly Vande Wall, Andre Brouillette, SJ, Jeff Bloechl, and Marina McCoy.
The 2016 Essay Prize in Latin American Thought was awarded to Dr. L. Sebastian Purcell, who completed his Ph.D. in philosophy at Boston College in 2011.
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
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.
Maura Lester McSweeney, Philosophy '17, (and beloved Philosophy work study student) has been awarded the prestigious Archibishop Oscar A. Romero Scholarship. The scholarship recognizes a BC junior who best represents the values and ideals inherent in the life of Oscar Romero. Devotion to learning as evidenced by the student's academic record, and dedication to community service, both on and off campus, are the primary factors in determining the scholarship award. Above: Maura and her parents.
Jeffrey Bloechl's philosophy class was a test of mind, heart, and body.
NEW Grad A&S Program
Friday, September 9
Noon-1:30 p.m., Devlin 026
Lecture by Emmanuel Falque, of the Institut Catholique de Paris.
"Must We Cross the Rubicon? Philosophy and Theology: New Boundaries"
Monday, October 17
"Love and Mourning in the Constitution of the Human Subject: Revisiting Psychoanalytic Theory."
Speakers: Richard Boothby, Bruce Fink, Russell Grigg, Humphrey Morris, and Lewis Kirshner. Sponsored by the Institute of Liberal Arts, Psychoanalytic Studies, Psychology, and the Massachusetts Institute of Psychoanalysis. Contact Vanessa Rumble.
Sunday, October 30
John Paul Lecture by David Neuhaus, S.J.: "Towards the Ends of the Earth: Land in the Christian-Jewish Dialogue." Sponsored by the Center for Christian-Jewish Learning. Contact James Bernauer.
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