Chair’s Letter to Alumni on November 10, 2010
November 10, 2010
Dear Colleagues and Students,
In the past half-year or so, there have been several recent and important developments in the Department, including some major gifts, a high national ranking of its graduate program, and notable accomplishments by the faculty. Originally, I had planned to send to you as well as the alumni a single letter that announces these developments. Since it will take a bit more time to work with the Development Office on the letter to the alumni, I have decided to send you a separate letter (the one you are now reading) in order to bring you all up to date in a timely fashion on these developments.
The department is flourishing. Well over 5,500 students have enrolled in classes offered by members of the department during the past two years. With an average of 175 majors and 42 minors during that time, our undergraduate program continues to thrive. We are in the midst of developing a new series of courses, from “Philosophy and Film” and “Philosophy of Sport” to “Wealth and Ethics” and a new seminar on the nature of the emotions. It is our hope that these courses will draw ever-increasing numbers of students to our program. The Undergraduate Philosophy Association meets regularly for lively discussion, and Arche—a journal for work by undergraduate students of philosophy anywhere—publishes high quality work on schedule. Our undergraduate students continue to win prizes, to excel in their studies, and to go on to a wide variety of careers and impressive activities upon graduation (we are making strenuous efforts to keep track of post-graduation comings and goings!). Our graduate students are equally accomplished; as noted on the department’s homepage, our placement rate is 95% over the last decade. While our ability to support all of our students financially is still not where we would wish for it to be, we have made some progress in that category, too.
Charles Griswold appointed
Borden Parker Bowne Professor
I am delighted to announce that the Dean of Arts and Sciences, Dr. Virginia Sapiro, has named Charles Griswold to the Borden Parker Bowne Chair in the Department of Philosophy, effective September of this year. On behalf of the Department, I want to extend my warmest congratulations to Charles for this well-deserved honor.
As Professor Emeritus Erazim Kohak mentions in his recollections of the department (available on the Alumni page of the department’s website), Borden Parker Bowne (1847-1910) was “the first Dean of the Graduate School and the founder of the Philosophy Department, sometime in the mid-1870s.” The Chair named after him was endowed not long after his death. Erazim sketches aspects of Bowne’s illustrious life, including his courageous struggle for the freedom of learning in the face of religious censure.
After stepping down in 2007 from his long stint chairing the Department, Charles has continued to serve the Department, even during sabbaticals and leaves, particularly in working with donors and alumni. We’ll no doubt need someone to contribute on a regular basis in this capacity in the future and, with that in mind and with the faculty’s permission, I’ve appointed Charles to be the Department’s “Director of Fund Raising and Alumni Outreach.”
Major Recent Gifts to the Department
As for the topic of fund raising and alumni outreach, I am happy to share the good news that over the past year the department has been the recipient of over $211,000 in gifts. We are profoundly grateful for this generous support by our alumni and friends.
The estate of John A. Gerda (M.D., GRS, ‘51) bequeathed the Department $171,000 to be added to the principal of 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 Center Institute in Washington (for more information about him, please see http://www.bu.edu/cas/faculty-staff/newsletter/11_10/gifts.html). This gift is wonderful news, particularly since the interest from Bertocci Fund plays such a major role in providing continuing student fees and tuition aid to our graduate students. Dr. Hideo and Mrs. Itabashi also made a generous gift of $10,000 to the Bertocci Fund. The Fund honors the memory of Peter Anthony Bertocci, a Borden Parker Bowne Professor of Philosophy, who died in 1989. He was a beloved and influential teacher and thinker, and member of the faculty for some thirty-one years. In his recollections about the department, Erazim describes Professor Bertocci in greater detail.
The Department also has the good fortune to continue to receive considerable support annually from Steven Karbank, not only to host the Karbank Symposium on Environmental Philosophy, but also to make possible many undergraduate, graduate, and faculty meetings, colloquia, and events. Steve’s recent gift of $25,000, and gifts of $5000 from several donors who prefer to remain anonymous, mean that we can continue to carry out our mission at a high level. Particularly given the difficult economic times, we depend all the more on the support of our alumni and friends. I know that you join me in thanking them most enthusiastically for their generosity.
High National Research Council Rankings
In the past month the National Research Council (NRC) produced its long-awaited rankings of graduate schools. While the methodology employed by the NRC is producing these rankings is complex and controversial, they are used as an important benchmark, particularly for outside funding. Hence, we are delighted to relate that the Department received a high ranking (15th) among all philosophy graduate departments in the United States.
Publications, publications, publications
The Department’s high ranking is due in no small measure to the talents of its undergraduate and graduate students, its enviable placement record, the faculty’s dedication to teaching, and the enormous quality and quantity of publications by the members of the faculty. I recently asked members of the faculty to send me a list of recent publications, in most cases those published in the last three months or so and those to be published in the next six months. In a few cases, I’m including invited lectures as well but not in all since the list is already quite long. The list is thus by no means complete and it also does not capture many of the faculty’s other professional accomplishments. (For a more complete list of those accomplishments, please look to the respective professor’s website or departmental website.) Nonetheless, even the following selective list is informative and impressive, giving you some idea of what your colleagues/professors are up to.
Hugh Baxter’s publications include:
Habermas: The Discourse Theory of Law and Democracy (Stanford: Stanford University Press), scheduled to be published this coming spring (2011) and
“Dworkin’s ‘One-System’ Conception of Law and Morality.” Boston University Law Review 90:857-62 (2010).
Alisa Bokulich’s publications include:
“Bohr’s Correspondence Principle” in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Philosophy of Quantum Information and Entanglement (co-edited with Gregg Jaeger) Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Alisa and Peter Bokulich’s new book
Scientific Structuralism (Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science, Vol. 281, Springer) should be out within the next month.
David has recently published the following two articles:
“Meno’s Paradox in Posterior Analytics 1.1″ Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy, vol. 38, Summer 2010, and
“Comments on Gregory Salmieri, ‘Aisthêsis, Empeiria, and the Advent of Universals in Posterior Analytics II 19.’” In From Inquiry to Demonstrative Knowledge: New Essays on Aristotle’s Posterior Analytics. Edited by James Lesher (special issue of Apeiron, vol. 43 nos. 2-3, 2005).
Tian Yu Cao has just published his latest, highly- acclaimed book:
From Current Algebra to Quantum Chromodynamics: A Case for Structural Realism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Tian also co-edited (with Xueping Zhong and Kebin Liao)
Culture and Social Transformations in Reform Era China. Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2010.
This past spring and summer Tian gave several talks:
“Reflections on Emergence in Cosmology,” an invited talk at the conference Towards the Origins of Universe and Matter – Theoretical and Epistemological Approaches, organized by the CNRS Interdisciplinary Program Particles and the Universe, Paris, March 22-24;
“Cosmology and Fundamental Physics” at the Robert S. Cohen Symposium—Historical and Philosophical Reflections on Contemporary Science and Technology, Tsinghua University, Beijing, April 26-27;
“Social Ontology and Alternative Modernity,” the Institute for Advanced Studies in Humanities, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China, May 18;
“A Philosopher Looks at China’s Reform in the Era of Globalization,” the School of Philosophy and Sociology, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, July 5;
“Life and Cognition – Reflections on the Externalist Approach,” July 9 at the Fourth Symposium on the Frontier of Philosophy of Natural Sciences, jointly organized by Peking University, Tsinghua University, People’s University and Beijing Normal University, Beijing;
“Structural Realism and Theory Creation,” July 12 at the Institution of Philosophy, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, Shanghai, China;
Tian is presently working on The Making of QCD, a book-length sequel to the book From Current Algebra to Quantum Chromodynamics – A Case for structural Realism, for Cambridge University Press.
Anthony Corsentino is happy to announce that Synthese has accepted for publication his paper “Predicates in Perspective.”
Dan Dahlstrom’s publications include:
“The Critique of Pure Reason and Continental Philosophy: Heidegger’s Interpretation of Transcendental Imagination in Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason.” Cambridge Companion to Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason. Edited by Paul Guyer. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010. Pages 380-400.
“Hermeneutic Ontology.” TAO – Theory and Applications of Ontology. Ed. Robert Poli and Johanna Seibt. Amsterdam: Springer, 2010. Pages 395-415.
“Truth and Temptation: Confessions and Existential Analysis.” A Companion to Heidegger’s Phenomenology of Religious Life. Ed. Sean McGrath and Andrzej Wiercinski. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2010. Pages 263-284.
“Play and Irony: Schiller and Schlegel on the Liberating Prospects of Aesthetics.” History of Continental Philosophy. Volume One. Edited by Thomas Nenon. General editor: Alan Schrift. Stocksfield, England: Acumen, 2010. Pages 107-129.
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel’s Encyclopedia of the Philosophical Sciences in Basic Outline, Part I: Science of Logic. Edited and translated by Klaus Brinkmann and Daniel O. Dahlstrom. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010.
“Freedom Through Despair: Kierkegaard’s Phenomenological Analysis.” Kierkegaard as Phenomenologist. Edited by Jeffrey Hanson. Albany, New York: SUNY Press, 2010. Pages 57-78.
Moses Mendelssohn. Morning Hours. Translated by Daniel O. Dahlstrom and Corey Dyck. Amsterdam: Springer, 2010.
“Negation and Being.” Review of Metaphysics 64 (2010): 1-25.
Juliet Floyd notes the following publications:
“On Being Surprised: Wittgenstein on Aspect Perception, Logic and Mathematics.” In Seeing Wittgenstein Anew. Edited by V. Krebs and W. Day. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010. Pages 314-337.
An English translation (with Burton Dreben) of “Gottlob Frege, Letters to Ludwig Wittgenstein.” In Interactive Wittgenstein: Essays in Memory of Georg Henrik von Wright. Edited by E. De Pellegrin. Amsterdam: Springer Verlag, Synthese Library, 2011.
“The Frege-Wittgenstein Correspondence: Interpretive Themes.” In Interactive Wittgenstein: Essays in Memory of Georg Henrik von Wright. Edited by E. De Pellegrin. Amsterdam: Springer Verlag, Synthese Library, 2011.
“Das Überraschende: Wittgenstein on the Surprising in Mathematics.” Wittgenstein and the Philosophy of Mind. Edited by Jon Ellis and Daniel Guevara. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011. French translation: “Das Überraschende: Wittgenstein et Le Surprenant dans les Mathématiques” (translated by Valérie Aucouturier). In Wittgenstein. Edited by Claude Romano. Les Éditions du CERF. Portuguese translation: “Das Überraschende: Wittgenstein sobre o surpreender em Matemática” (translated by M. Condé). BOLEMA, A Brazilian Journal for the Philosophy of Mathematics April, 2011 (38).
“The Varieties of Rigorous Experience.” In The Oxford Handbook to Early Analytic Philosophy. Edited by Michael Beaney. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011.
“Wittgenstein Diagonalizes Out: A New Variant of the Cantor Proof?” In Epistemology versus Ontology: Essays on the Foundations of Mathematics in Honour of Per Martin-Löf. Edited by Peter Dybjer, Sten Lindström, Erik Palmgren and Göran Sundholm; Lecture Notes in Logic, Association of Symbolic Logic. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011.
“Dedekind and the Rigorization of the Infinite.” The Journal of the Japanese Philosophy of Science Association, special issue on Infinity. Edited by Sakae Fuchino (2011).
“Gödel and Turing.” In Interpreting Gödel: Critical Essays. Edited by Juliette Kennedy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011.
“Wittgenstein on Aspect Perception.” In The Cambridge Companion to Wittgenstein. Second edition. Edited by H. Sluga and D. Stern. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
“Carnap, Turing, and Explication.” In Carnap’s Ideal of Explication. Edited by Pierre Wagner. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
“The Reform of Mathematical Notation.” In Alan Turing – His Work and Impact. Edited by S. Barry Cooper and Jan van Leeuwen. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2011 (to appear alongside the Collected Works of A. M. Turing, published by North-Holland in 1992/2001).
Mihai Ganea’s recent and forthcoming publications include:
“Two (or Three) Notions of Finitism” The Review of Symbolic Logic 3 (1): 119-133.
“On the Logic of Finitistic Arithmetic.” The Review of Symbolic Logic (forthcoming).
Aaron Garrett mentions the three following articles:
“Courage, Political Resistance, and Self-Deceit.” Boston University Law Review 90:4 (2010): 1770-1783.
“Animals and ethics in the history of modern philosophy.” In Oxford Handbook of Ethics and Animals. Edited by T. Beauchamp and R.G. Frey. Oxford: Oxford University Press (forthcoming).
“Butler and Hume on Reasoning about Morals.” Philosophy and Religion in Enlightenment Britain. Edited by Ruth Savage. Oxford: Oxford University Press (forthcoming).
Aaron also gave the following keynote address:
“Thomas Reid as Historian of Philosophy,” Keynote address on the Reid Tricentenary, Thomas Reid, William Cullen and Adam Smith: The Science of Mind and Body in the Scottish Enlightenment, Princeton Theological Seminar, June 2010.
Charles Griswold notes three of his latest articles:
“Smith and Rousseau in Dialogue: Sympathy, Pitié, Spectatorship, and Narrative.” In The Philosophy of Adam Smith: Essays Commemorating the 250th Anniversary of The Theory of Moral Sentiments. Edited by V. Brown and S. Fleischacker. The Adam Smith Review 5 (2010): 59-84. Published by Routledge.
“Debating Forgiveness: a Reply to my Critics.” Philosophia 38.3 (2010): 457-473. This is Charles’ contribution to an exchange on his book Forgiveness: a Philosophical Exploration (the original context was an “author meets critics” session of the American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division, March 20, 2008). He is responding to M. Moody-Adams, A. Morton, and H. Wettstein. The entire exchange is on-line at http://www.springerlink.com/content/0048-3893/?k=griswold
“Socrates’ Political Philosophy.” In Cambridge Companion to Socrates. Edited by D. Morrison. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (forthcoming).
Jaakko Hintikka’s recent publications include (since Jaakko has been on sabbatical, I include his 2009 publications):
“IF logic in a wider setting: Probability and mutual dependence.” In Dialogues, Logics and Other Strange Things. Edited by Cedric Degremont, Laurent Keif and Helgl Ruckert. London: College Publications, 2009. Pages 195-210.
(with Gabriel Sandu) “What is Logic?” In Philosophy of Logic (Handbook of the
Philosophy of Science). Edited by Dale Jaquette. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2009. Pages 13-39.
“Logicism.” In Philosophy of Mathematics (Handbook of the Philosophy of Science). Edited by Andrew D. Irvine. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2009. Pages 271-290.
“What Is the Axiomatic Method.” In The Classical Model of Science II, Synthese. Edited by A. Betti, W. de Jong and M. Martijn. Amsterdam: Springer, 2009.
“Onko Kaikki Ajattleu Kuviitelua?” (Is all thinking picturing?, in Finnish). In KUVA, (Acta Philosophica Tamperensia vol. 5). Edited by Leila Haaparanta et al. Tiedekirsakanppa Taju, Tampere, 2009. Pages 142-150.
“A proof of nominalism:An exercise in successful reduction in logic.” In Reduction — Abstraction – Analysis. Edited by Alexander Hieke and Hans Leitgreb. Frankfurt am Main: Ontos, 2009. Pages 1-13.
“IF logic meets paraconsistent logic.” In The Many Sides of Logics (Studies in Logic, Vol. 21). Edited by Walter Carnielli, Marcelo E. Coniglio, and Italo M.L. Ottaviano. London: College Publications, 2009. Pages 3-13.
Walter Hopp’s book
Perception and Knowledge: A Phenomenological Account, Cambridge University Press is currently in press, with a projected Spring 2011 publication date.
Walter has also two articles to his credit during this period:
“How to Think About Nonconceptual Content.” The New Yearbook for Phenomenology and Phenomenological Philosophy (forthcoming).
“Perception.” In The Routledge Companion to Phenomenology. Edited by S. Luft and S. Overgaard. New York: Routledge (forthcoming).
Paul Katsafanas’ publications include:
“Nietzsche’s Philosophical Psychology.” In The Oxford Handbook on Nietzsche. Edited by John Richardson and Ken Gemes. Oxford: Oxford University Press (forthcoming). A draft of this paper is available on Paul’s website. On Brian Leiter’s Nietzsche blog, Leiter has been discussing Paul’s paper and, in the comments to these posts, Paul’s offered some responses. Notably, the discussion won a third-place award in a contest for the best philosophy blog posts of 2010.
Post on award:
Paul’s other forthcoming publications are:
“The Relevance of History for Moral Philosophy: A Study of Nietzsche’s Genealogy.” In Nietzsche’s ‘On the Genealogy of Morality’: A Critical Guide. Edited by Simon May. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, forthcoming.
“The Concept of Unified Agency in Nietzsche, Plato, and Schiller.” Journal of the History of Philosophy, forthcoming.
“Deriving Ethics from Action: A Nietzschean Version of Constitutivism.” Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, forthcoming.
“Activity and Passivity in Reflective Agency.” Oxford Studies in Metaethics, Volume 6. Edited by Russ Shafer-Landau. Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming.
“The Problem of Normative Authority in Kant, Hegel, and Nietzsche.” Nietzsche and Moral Philosophy. Edited by David Owen and Aaron Ridley. Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming.
“Philosophical Psychology as a Basis for Ethics.” International Studies in Philosophy: Conference Proceedings of the North American Nietzsche Society, volume 42.3 (forthcoming).
“Nietzsche on Agency and Self-Ignorance.” International Studies in Philosophy: Conference Proceedings of the North American Nietzsche Society, volume 40.3 (forthcoming).
Vic Kestenbaum is putting the finishing touches on three articles:
“Ideals: Phenomenological Notes” for The Pluralist (formerly the Personalist Forum).
“Dewey’s Possible Paideia” for the Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society.
“Martin Eger on Missing Contexts and Larger Meanings” for Philosophical Forum.
Manfred Kuehn is very happy to report the completion of
The Dictionary of Eighteenth-Century German Philosophers. 3 vols. Edited by Heiner F. Klemme and Manfred Kuehn. London/New York: Continuum, 2010. Manfred is currently working on a biography of Fichte.
Dave Liebesman has two articles forthcoming in major journals:
“Simple Generics” forthcoming in Nous, will be published online, the end of October and
“Causation and the Canberra Plan” (contesting David Lewis’ reasons for rejecting the use of the Canberra Plan to analyze causation) is forthcoming in Pacific Philosophical Quarterly.
Krzysztof Michalski’s eight-volume series, from the colloquia in Castel Gandolfo, has been re-published as:
Rozmowy w Castel Gandolfo. 2 vols., Warsaw/Cracow: Znak Publishers, 2010. His new preface to the two volumes has been published as
¬ “Rozmowy Castel Candolfo”. In: Gazeta Wyborcza, 5 April 2010
Also, the following collection of his early texts is to be published in November:
“Zrozumiec przemijanie”, Kronos Publishers.
Krzysztof also has published an idea of the good in a Polish newspaer that is
to be reprinted in another book to appear in December:
¬ “Dobro w oczach Boga”, in: Gazeta Wyborcza, 20-21 March 2010. Reprinted in: “Dobrobyt” (an anthology), Gdansk 2010
Several interviews have been and will be published, including
“AAA. Chcesz wiedzie? jak ?y?? Nie dzwo?”. In Gazeta Wyborcza, 25 March 2010.
Finally, a new issue of the semiannual journal of which Krzysztof is editor
“Den Säkularismus neu denken. Religion und Politik in Zeiten der Globalisierung” (Sommer 10), Neue Kritik, Frankfurt.
David Roochnik has published two articles:
“Ronna Burger’s Talmudic Reading of the Nicomachean Ethics.” Epoche 15 (2010): 59-78.
“Substantial City: Reflections on Aristotle’s Politics.” Polis (forthcoming).
Amelie Rorty’s list of publications includes:
“Questioning Moral Theories.” Philosophy 85 (2010): 29-46.
“On Being Rational.” Ratio XXII/3 (2009): 350-358.
“Sartre’s Still-Life Portraits.” Philosophy and Literature 34 (2010): 329-340.
“User Friendly Self-Deception.” Oxford Handbook on Deception. Edited by Clancy Martin. Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2010/
“The Goodness of Searching: Good as what? Good for what? Good for whom?” The Goodness of Searching. Edited by Ruth Grant. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, forthcoming 2010.
“Spinoza’s Vanishing Dichotomies.” Political Theory (2010): 131-141.
“The Functional Logic of Cartesian Passions.” For a conference, Emotional Minds: Passions and the Limits of Pure Inquiry, Munich, October, 2010.
“A Plea for Ambivalence.” Oxford Handbook on the Philosophy of the Emotions. Edited by Peter Goldie. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009. Pages 425-445.
“Relativism, Persons and Practices.” Reprinted in Relativism: A Contemporary Anthology. Edited by Michael Krausz. New York: Columbia University Press, 2010. Pages 501-523.
Amelie will also be giving the following papers in the coming year:
“The Use and Abuse of Morality” University of Montana, March 25-28, 2011.
“What Did we Really Learn from Kant?” Boston College, April 18, 2011.
“A Natural History of the Emotions,” Anthropology Department, Harvard, end of April, 2011.
Susanne Sreedhar’s list of publications includes:
Hobbes on Resistance: Defying the Leviathan. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010.
“Anarchism, Historical Illegitimacy and Civil Disobedience: Reflections on A. John Simmons’ ‘Disobedience and its Objects’.” Boston University Law Review 90/4 (August 2010): 1833-1846.
“In Harm’s Way: Hobbes on the Duty to Fight for One’s Country.” In Hobbes Today. Edited by Sharon Lloyd. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2011.
“Toward a Hobbesian Theory of Sexuality.” In Feminist Interpretations of Thomas Hobbes. Edited by Nancy Hirschmann and Joanne Wright. University Park: Penn State University Press, forthcoming 2011.
Allen Speight’s publications include:
Hegel’s Heidelberg Writings. Translated by Brady Bowman and Allen Speight. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Allen also published the following articles:
“Hegel and Lukács on the Novel.” Bulletin of the Hegel Society of Great Britain 62 (2010): 23-34.
“Hegel on Narrativity and Agency.” In Hegel on Action. Edited by Constantine Sandis and Arto Laitinen. New York: Palgrave-Macmillan, 2010.
“Skepticism, Modernity and the Origin of Hegelian Dialectic.” In Hegel and Dialectic. Edited by Nectarios Limnatis. New York: Continuum, 2010.
“Hegel and the ‘Historical Deduction’ of the Concept of Art.” In Blackwell Companion to Hegel. Edited by Stephen Houlgate. Malden, MA: Blackwell (forthcoming).
Daniel Star has produced the following:
A Philosophy TV appearance with Roger Crisp: http://www.philostv.com (already recorded, to be posted online and in iTunes in late October).
An entry on Michael Smith for A Companion to Philosophy in Australia and New Zealand: http://www.publishing.monash.edu/cpanz.html (this can be ordered in paperback or downloaded for free).
“Two Levels of Moral Thinking.” In Oxford Studies in Normative Ethics 1. Edited by Mark Timmons. Oxford: Oxford University Press (forthcoming).
Fred Tauber has published, among other things, two books:
Science and its Quest for Meaning. Waco, Texas: Baylor University Press, 2009.
Freud, the Reluctant Philosopher. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2010.
Judd Webb is completing a lengthy study on “Geometry, Paradox, and the Crisis of European Science.”
In conclusion, allow me once again to encourage you all to make full use of our website (www.bu.edu/philo) to keep abreast of the Department’s – your Department’s – activities and direction. A special word to students: do not be shy about making inquiries and suggestions to us. Please feel free to contact us (me or any of my colleagues) in the Department of Philosophy.
With best wishes,
Daniel O. Dahlstrom, Chair