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Andea Staiti

University President William P. Leahy, SJ, has announced the promotions of 23 Boston College faculty members. Among those promoted to associate professor with tenure was philosophy faculty member Andrea Staiti.

Peter Kreeft

"Theology is always practical because nothing is more practical than living in reality, living in the real world," professor Peter Kreeft tells National Review Online in a Q&A about his latest book, Practical Theology: Spiritual Direction from Saint Thomas Aquinas.

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.

Upcoming Events

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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