IPR Blog

Blogging through the Semester…

By casp8
December 10th, 2013 in Uncategorized.

Students in the Institute seminar have been blogging all semester about IPR series lectures that interested and provoked them... Check out their thoughts in the posts below...

Reflections on the Semester: Hamlet on Thought and Action

By casp8
December 10th, 2013 in Uncategorized.

Joshua Niforatos wrote after Prof. Simon Critchley's IPR lecture on Hamlet (11/6):  "For Critchley, Hamlet represents the inability 'to pull together thought and action: where we think, we cannot act; where we act, we cannot... More

Reflections on the Semester: ‘When Hurt Comes Crashing In: How to Live in Pain’

By casp8
December 10th, 2013 in Uncategorized.

 Nina Polachek wrote after Prof. Arthur Kleinman's (11/6) lecture:  "Kleinman’s urgency in calling us to caregiving emphasizes the concrete, the active, side of ethics.  It seems that his late journey with his wife, through tragic... More

Reflections on the Semester: Dostoevsky and the Problem of Evil

By casp8
December 10th, 2013 in Uncategorized.

Sahar Habib responded to Prof. Dean Zimmerman's lecture on theodicy:  Zimmerman began his wonderful lecture by first introducing the argument: there is a logical contradiction in allowing for an all-powerful and all-knowing God who is... More

Reflections on the Semester: Sontag, Photography and Compassion

By casp8
December 10th, 2013 in Uncategorized.

Ron Bernier wrote after Prof. Ann Jurecic's lecture on Susan Sontag:   Prof. Jurecic's lecture on Sontag and the ethics of reception - how audiences regard and respond to representations of other people's pain - clarified... More

Physician-Assisted Suicide: Confronting End-of-Life Issues

By casp8
October 16th, 2013 in Uncategorized.

Last year, citizens of Massachusetts defeated a referendum on physician-assisted suicide.  In an editorial which advocated a “no” vote on the referendum, the Boston Globe lamented the lack of sufficient high-level debate and public information... More

IPR Blog: The “Silence” and “Resilience” in Suffering

By casp8
October 2nd, 2013 in Uncategorized.

Participants in the IPR seminar have been sharing posts following lectures.  From time to time we'll also be sharing their thoughts with the broader IPR audience on this blog.  Prof. Harold Schweizer's lecture on "The... More

Welcome to the IPR’s New Blog

By casp8
October 1st, 2013 in Uncategorized.

Join us in this space for blogs and updates about this year's series and other Institute for Philosophy and Religion news... Coming soon:  blog posts on our most recent lectures...

Photos from Our 40th Anniversary

By Damien Garcia
August 7th, 2012 in Uncategorized.

Top row: Left: Jonathan Rouner, son of longtime IPR Director Leroy Rouner, joined us for a tribute to his father's work in the institute. Right: The 40th anniversary cake. Middle row: Left: Professor Emeritus James Purvis, one of the... More

“Political Theology and Biblical Atheism: Revisiting the Schmitt-Strauss Debate in Weimar,” John McCormick (University of Chicago)

By Damien Garcia
March 2nd, 2012 in Uncategorized.

Thursday, March 29, 2012 Boston University Photonics Center Colloquium Room 8 Saint Mary's Street, Ninth Floor http://www.bu.edu/maps/?id=320 Moderator: John Berthrong (School of Theology, Boston University) John P. McCormick is a professor of political science at the University of Chicago. More