- STH 503
- Ph.D., Harvard University, B.A., Wellesley College
Education: Ph.D., Harvard University, B.A., Wellesley College
Office: STH 503
Professor Floyd’s research interests include the history of analytic philosophy, Kant, Wittgenstein, the philosophy of logic and mathematics, philosophy of language, eighteenth century philosophy, and aesthetics. A prominent strand in her research is investigation of contrasting accounts of the nature of objectivity and reason. She is an expert on the history of twentieth century philosophy, both in its Anglo-American and in its European forms, and the split between them that emerged as a result of two World Wars and developments in the foundations of mathematics and logic that revolutionized the ways in which philosophy and science were practiced on both sides of the Atlantic. She taught at the City College of New York and the Graduate Center, City University of New York (1990-1996) before joining the faculty at Boston University. She has been a Visiting Professor of Philosophy at the University of Vienna (2007) the University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne (2009), the University of Bordeaux 3, Université Michel de Montaigne (2012) and a Fellow of the Dibner Institute at MIT (1998-9) and the Lichtenberg-Kolleg, an institute of advanced study at the Georg August University, Göttingen (2009-10). She has received grants from the American Academy in Berlin, the American Council of Learned Societies, the Fulbright Association, the American Philosophical Society, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the C.U.N.Y. Research Foundation, and Wellesley College.