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: http://dailynous.com/category/lives-of-philosophers/
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
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
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
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
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 (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".
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 http://www.apaonlinecsw.org/home/woman_philosopher/julietfloydseptember2013.
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 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