2012 Benedict Lectures in Political Philosophy Julia Annas Regents Professor of Philosophy, University of Arizona Virtue and the Rule of Law in Plato and Beyond October 22 - "Plato: Virtue under the rule of law" October 24 - "Cicero: Virtue and the law of Rome" October 26 - "Philosophy of Alexandria: Virtue and the law of... More
John Silber, president emeritus, University Professor, and Professor of Philosophy, Law, and International Relations, died on Thursday, September 27, at age 86. Silber came to Boston University in 1971 and served as the University’s seventh president for more than three decades, until 1996, then as University chancellor from 1996... More
Associate Professor of Philosophy Alisa Bokulich has been awarded a “scholars award” grant from The National Science Foundation of $187,957 for support of her project, which is titled “Idealized Models in Scientific Explanation: Some Lessons from Geomorphology.”
Leila Belmahi, a senior graduating with a major in Philosophy, has been selected to deliver the student address at Boston University’s 139th Commencement on Sunday, May 20, 2012 (full article in BU Today).
This fall, the Philosophy Department welcomes two new faculty members: Russell Powell, Assistant Professor, and Sanem Soyarslan, Visiting Assistant Professor. Please join us in welcoming them. Also, Amelie Rorty, who has been a Visiting Professor of Philosophy in the department since 2008, is now beginning the new academic year as the... More
This past spring, Professor Walter Hopp was awarded tenure and promoted to Associate Professor of Philosophy. Please join us in congratulating him!
Daniel Dahlstrom, Professor and current Chair of the Philosophy Department, has been named the University’s first John R. Silber Professor. The Silber Professorship is designated for a distinguished Boston University senior scholar in the College of Arts & Sciences. Please join us in congratulating Professor Dahlstrom. The full story is... More
Philosophy Alumnus Jack Weinstein is now hosting a radio show, Why? Philosophical Discussions About Everyday Life, airing on North Dakota's Prairie Public Radio. Guests have included economist Amartya Sen, feminist Carol Gilligan, and Charles Griswold of the B.U. Philosophy Department. Read the full story in the Spring 2011 CAS magazine.
Since May 2005, 45% of our graduating PhD students have obtained tenure-track positions at universities and colleges such as SUNY Binghamton, Colby College, Vassar College, Xavier University, and University of Texas at El Paso, while 85% of our graduates have obtained academic positions of some kind, including post-doctoral and adjunct... More
We are happy to announce that the estate of John A. Gerda, MD (GRS, '51) recently donated $171,000 to be added to the Bertocci Scholarship Fund. Dr. Gerda earned his master's degree in philosophy at BU, and eventually served as a staff surgeon at St. Elizabeth's Hospital at the National... More