Philosophy Department Faculty

Jeffrey Bloechl

Department Chair

Albert J. Fitzgibbons Professor of Philosophy




Department Chair and Arthur J. Fitzgibbons Professor of Philosophy at Boston College. Honorary Research Fellow at the Australian Catholic University of America. Studied philosophy, theology and psychology at the Catholic University of America and the Katholieke Universiteit te Leuven. Research and teaching concentrates in questions and problems found in the fields of religion and ethics. Has lectured and taught at many universities in North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Active research interest in Jesuit thought, Ignatian pedagogy and formative education.

Other Activities

Founding Series Editor, "Thresholds in Philosophy and Theology," University of Notre Dame Press.

Founding co-director of the Joint MA Program in Philosophy and Theology:

Founding co-convener of the Advanced Research Seminar in Philosophy and Theology:

Founder and convener of Boston College's annual course on Self-Knowledge and Discernment: The Experience of Pilgrimage:

Recent Publications

(Ed..), Fragility and Excess. Essays on the Thought of Jean-Louis Chretien. Rowman and Littlefield, 2023.

The Primacy of the Ethical in the Philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas. Northwestern University Press, 2022.