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Mary Troxell

philosophy department


Mary Troxell

Associate Professor of the Practice of Philosophy

Ph.D. Catholic University of America
Ph.D. Boston University
B.A. Amherst College

Stokes 251N
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, Mass. 02467

Phone: 617-552-4017

Curriculum Vitae

Professional Career

Professor Troxell joined the philosophy faculty in 2004.

Fields of Interest

  • Schopenhauer
  • Kant
  • German Idealism
  • Aesthetics
  • History of Philosophy

Other Professional Activities

  • Paper Review Committee
    The Boston University Graduate Student Conference on Kant, February 2004.
  • Book Exhibit Coordinator
    The Society of Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy conference in Boston, November 2003.
  • Department Representative
    Graduate Student Association, 1999-2002.

Professional Service

  • Faculty Advisor
    Advise 15 freshman and sophomores who have not yet declared their majors.
  • Director of Independent Study
    Directed three students in independent study of John Paul II’s Theology of the Body, Fall, 2007. Directed student’s research project in contemporary ethics entitled, “The Greatest Good: Towards a New Philanthropic Model and Moral Exemplar.”
  • Faculty Advisor, Gratia Plena
    A Boston College Catholic women’s prayer and study group.
  • Guest Lecturer, Perspectives of Western Culture Program, April 2007
    Lectured on Nietzsche to over 200 freshman.
  • Guest Speaker, Saint Thomas More Society, Boston College, November 2006
    “On the Christian Notion of Forgiveness.”
  • Guest Speaker, Sons of Saint Patrick Society, Boston College, October 2006
    “Chastity and Dating: A Catholic Perspective.”
  • Guest Speaker, Saint Thomas More Society, Boston College, September 2005
    “An Introduction to the Thought of Pope Benedict XVI.”
  • Panel Speaker/Discussion Leader, Boston College, April 2005
    "Bring Back the Date,” a discussion examining student dating and relationships, attended by over 400 undergraduate students.


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