The philosophy department mourns the recent death of Edwin J. Delattre. Ed retired from Boston University in 2006 and was named Professor of Philosophy Emeritus as well as Dean of the School of Education Emeritus. For a moving account of his extraordinary accomplishments and life, please see here.
Congratulations to Professor Alisa Bokulich who has been named a Regular Visiting Professor at the University of Edinburgh. Her appointment is through the Eidyn Research Centre (https://eidyn.ppls.ed.ac.uk/about), which is the premiere research centre in philosophy in the U.K.
Students who have studied philosophy courses at BU are eligible to apply for a fellowship worth up to $6,000. More detail and an informational flier is available on our website: bu.edu/philo/karbank
Congrats to BU PhD John Grey, who is winner of the 2018 Sanders Prize in the History of Early Modern Philosophy: http://www.marcsandersfoundation.org/sanders-prizes/early-modern-philosophy/
[Professor Katsafanas] treats the history of philosophy not merely as a subject of antiquarian interest, but as a wellspring of ideas containing the resources to shape debates currently at the forefront of his field. Here he discusses Nietzsche’s naturalism, his idea of flourishing, the ethical ideas around flourishing and his attitude towards the Ancient Greeks, […]
Professor Victor Kumar has been awarded a Peter Paul Career Development Professorship. Made possible through the generous support of distinguished donors and alumni, these professorships are presented to promising junior faculty near the beginning of their independent academic careers. They support three years of research and scholarly or creative work in the recipient’s field. Victor […]
Six students will pursue projects this summer with funding from this year’s Karbank Fellowships. Read more: http://www.bu.edu/philo/undergraduate-students/karbank-fellowship/
Congratulations to I-Kai Jeng, who is winner of the 2017 Dissertation Essay Competition sponsored by the Philosophy Education Society, the publisher of The Review of Metaphysics. Dr. Jeng was chosen for his entry, “On the Final Definition of the Sophist: Sophist 265a10-268b5,” drawn from the dissertation he wrote under the direction of Professor David Roochnik.
Bill Miller, American investor, fund manager, and former chairman and chief investment officer of Legg Mason Capital Management, recently had an email interview with Ethan Epstein of the Weekly Standard to discuss Miller’s $75 million donation to his former alma matter, John Hopkins University. The donation will go to the philosophy department, where Miller himself earned his […]
The seven top characteristics of success at Google are all soft skills: being a good coach; communicating and listening well; possessing insights into others (including others different values and points of view); having empathy toward and being supportive of one’s colleagues; being a good critical thinker and problem solver; and being able to make connections […]