Professor Juliet Floyd Presides Over “A Matrix of Challenges”

Last week, Professor Juliet Floyd presided over the Emerging Media Studies Conference, “A Matrix of Challenges,” available for viewing both in-person and remotely. The conference covered “emerging social media trends in security, civic action, and monitoring at personal, community, and societal levels,” and invited scholars in Philosophy, Emerging Media, English, and many other disciplines on […]

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Professor Paul Katsafanas Gives Talk at UMass Boston on Group Fanaticism

Last week, Professor Paul Katsafanas presented a lecture titled “Group Fanaticism and Narratives of Ressentiment” at the Applied Ethics Center of the University of Massachusetts Boston. The talk was held virtually and can be watched in its entirety on the Applied Ethics Center’s Youtube page. Congratulations, Professor!

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Professor Victor Kumar co-authors Boston Globe Article

Professor Victor Kumar, along with his co-author Richmond Campbell, had an article published in the Boston Globe entitled, “Humans aren’t born selfish — just the opposite — and that’s reason for hope.” The article, appearing in the Perspectives section of the Globe’s Magazine, explores how the deep-rooted morality of humans will be a key tool […]

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Department of Philosophy Welcomes Darien Pollock as Assistant Professor of Philosophy

The Department is pleased to announce that Darien Pollock will join us as Assistant Professor of Philosophy beginning Summer 2022. Darien wrote his thesis, “Cultural Hegemony, Political Movements, and the Problem of Publicity” while completing his doctorate at Harvard University. Darien will be offering courses in Ethics, Philosophy of Law, Political Theory, and the Philosophy […]

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Department Celebrates Promotion of Four Professors to Full Professor Status

The Department is celebrating the recent promotions of Drs. Aaron Garrett, Walter Hopp, Allen Speight, and Susanne Sreedhar to the status of Full Professor here at Boston University. This recognition of their hard work in the field as philosophers, in the classroom as teachers, and in the community as outstanding members of our department is […]

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Faculty Accolades

Walter Hopp is the recipient of this year’s CAS Gitner Family Teaching Award. Aaron Garrett has been named Editor of History of Philosophy Quarterly.

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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 other theorists of his time […]

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