Professor Michael Martin 1932-2015

By John Mccargar
June 9th, 2015

The Department is saddened by the death of Professor Emeritus Mike Martin (1932-2015), a long-standing faculty member at BU, who published widely in the philosophy of atheism and the philosophy of law and the social sciences:


On Studying Philosophy and Pleasure

By John Mccargar
August 18th, 2014

As we begin the new year, we wanted to point you to the alumni address given at the 2014 commencement by Professor Hannah Hintze. A brief excerpt is cited below, but the full speech can be downloaded here. "... What if you don't respect the people who honor you? That... More

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BU Philosophy Commencement 2014

By lhubbard
May 14th, 2014

BU Philosophy Department Commencement 2014 Saturday, May 17, 9am Law Auditorium 767 Commonwealth Ave. Boston, MA 02215 Graduating students should arrive by 8:30am. Contacts: John McCargar 617-353-2571 Laura Hubbard 617-353-2572

Emeritus Professor Stanley Rosen has Passed Away

By John Mccargar
May 7th, 2014

Dear Colleagues and Friends: I write with some sad news. Stanley Rosen died a couple of days ago. He had been ill for quite some time, but was living comfortably with his wife and near his daughter and her family. He joined our faculty in 1994, and had been an Emeritus... More

Susanne Sreedhar is the Highlighted Philosopher for November on APA Committee on the Status of Women

By John Mccargar
November 6th, 2013

While most scholars view Hobbes as a theorist who advocates complete submission to an absolute sovereign, [Susanne] articulates a coherent Hobbesian account of the right to disobey and resist sovereign power. She wants not only to expound various aspects of Hobbes’s philosophy, but also to put him in conversation with... More

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Memorial Service for Krzysztof Michalski, Monday, October 28th 6-8pm

By lhubbard
October 22nd, 2013

A memorial service and reception  will be held in celebration of the life and career of the late Krzysztof Michalski, (June 8, 1948 – February 10, 2013). Professor of Philosophy at Boston University and the University of Warsaw, Founder and Rektor of Das Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen (Wien).  A small... More

Susanna Siegel gives first Departmental Colloquium on Sept. 27th, 4-6pm

By lhubbard
September 17th, 2013

Susanna Siegel (Harvard) will be giving our first Departmental Colloquium this Fall, on September 27, 4-6. The title of the talk is "The Rational Enrichment of Experience".

Juliet Floyd is APA’s Featured Woman Philosopher of the Month

By lhubbard
September 9th, 2013

The BU Philosophy Department's own Juliet Floyd is the featured woman philosopher of the month on the APA website.  The feature can be found at

Professor Russell Powell receives two fellowships

By lhubbard
May 13th, 2013

Professor Russell Powell has received two fellowships: An ACLS Fellowship and a National Humanities Center Fellowship, both for 2013-2014 and to be held concurrently.

BU Philosophy Commencement 2013

By lhubbard
May 13th, 2013

BU Philosophy Department Commencement 2013 Saturday, May 18, 12pm Law Auditorium 767 Commonwealth Ave. Boston, MA 02215   Graduating students should arrive by 11:30am.   Contacts: Lesley Moreau 617-353-2571 Laura Hubbard 617-353-2572