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Christianity vs. secularism needn't be a zero-sum game, writes Associate Professor of Philosophy Jeffrey Bloechl for the Australian Broadcasting Co. Religion and Ethics Report

Richard Kearney

In an increasingly virtual world, are people losing touch with the sense of touch itself? And if so, so what?, asks Seelig Professor of Philosophy Richard Kearney in a piece published by the New York Times and the Irish Times.

Richard Atkins

The Philosophy Department is pleased to welcome Richard Atkins as our new full-time Professor. He comes to us from Iona College, and his areas of concentration include Epistemology, History of Philosophy, and Philosophy of Language and Ethics.

Eve Rabinoff

S. Eve Rabinoff, a former Philosophy Department teaching fellow who received her doctorate during the past year, has received an award from the Review of Metaphysics for her essay on Aristotle's ethics. BC Chronicle

Sarit Larry

'The Kindergarten Teacher'
Sarit Larry, a doctoral candidate in the Philosophy Department, stars as a woman obsessed with her 5-year-old student and his remarkable gift for poetry, in the Israeli film 'The Kindergarten Teacher,' chosen for a special screening at the Cannes Film Festival. Hollywood Reporter

Upcoming Events

Monday, September 29
3:30 p.m., McGuinn 334
A joint Philosophy/Psychology Colloquium Speaker Series featuring William P. Seeley (Bates)


Friday, October 3 through Saturday, October 4
2014 Contemporary Philosophy Workshop
Stokes Hall, 195S

Friday, October 3

4:30 p.m. - Fitzgibbons Lecture - The Question of Ethics
François Raffoul (Lousiana State University)

Saturday, October 4

9:00 a.m. - Breakfast

9:30 a.m. - Levinas and the Death of God
Jeffrey Bloechl (Boston College)
Levinas and Hearing the Call of The Other
Roberto Wu (Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina)

11:30 a.m. - The Trouble With Normativity
Annika Thiem (Villanova University)

12:45 p.m. - Lunch
(Stokes Chocolate Bar Café)

2:00 p.m. - Genocide and the Logics of Violence
Anne O’Byrne (Stony Brook University)

3:30 p.m. - The Ethics of Narrative
Richard Kearney (Boston College)

5:00 p.m. - Concluding Panel: Continental Philosophy on Ethics


Workshop Flyer


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