Department News

Professor Juliet Floyd Appointed Borden Parker Bowne Professor of Philosophy

The Department warmly congratulates Professor Juliet Floyd on being appointed as the new Borden Parker Bowne Professor of Philosophy. Some words from Dean Scarloff on this occasion: “ Professor Juliet Floyd is an international authority on the thought of Wittgenstein, and the philosophy of logic, language, and mathematics and science. Her research focuses on the […]

Professor Rachell Powell Appointed Director of the BU Center for Philosophy and History of Science

The Department would like to wish warm congratulations to Professor Rachell Powell, who has been appointed as the next Director of the BU Center for Philosophy and the History of Science, effective July 2023. Professor Powell works broadly at the intersection of evolutionary science and ethics. With advanced degrees in Philosophy (PhD), Law (JD), and […]

Professor Marc Gasser-Wingate Granted Tenure and Promoted to Associate Professor

The Department of Philosophy would like to congratulate Professor Marc Gasser-Wingate on his promotion to Associate Professor and on being granted tenure. This recognition of his hard work in the field as a philosopher, in the classroom as a teacher, and in the community as an outstanding member of our department is well-deserved. Congratulations, Professor!

Rheanne E. Wirkkala (CAS ’08) 2023 Philosophy Convocation Speaker

The Department would like to formally announce the speaker for this year’s Convocation ceremony: BU Philosophy Alumna Rheanne Wirkkala (CAS ’08) serves as Assistant Secretary of Defense for Legislative Affairs to Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin. Wirkkala joined the Department of Defense in February 2021 as the Special Assistant for Strategy to Secretary Austin. Wirkkala […]

New Faculty Hires in the BU Philosophy Department

The Philosophy Department would like to extend a warm welcome to two new Visiting Assistant Professors who will be joining us in Fall 2023! Kristian Sheeley, PhD, University of Kentucky Primary Interests: Ancient Philosophy, Ethics Secondary Interests: Existentialism, Health Care Ethics, History of Philosophy, Asian Philosophy Shaun Miller, PhD, Marquette University Primary Interests: Ancient Philosophy Secondary Interests: Medical […]

Professor Alisa Bokulich & the Φ-Geo Group Featured in The Brink

Professor Alisa Bokulich and her research group the Φ-Geo Group had a feature article published in the Brink entitled “Are We Really in a Sixth Mass Extinction?” The article discusses how Professor Bokulich came to study Philosophy of Science and what blind spots philosophers can help scientists find in their research: “ Scientists began ringing the […]

Department of Philosophy Announces 2023 Undergraduate Student Awards

The Department is thrilled to celebrate the recent awards granted to some of our outstanding undergraduate Philosophy students! Awards won include: Department of Philosophy Undergraduate Student Awards The College Prize for Excellence in Philosophy is awarded to a graduating undergraduate senior, selected for their extraordinary efforts in the field of philosophy and nominated by the […]