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Catholics & Protestants

More progress toward unity between Catholics and Protestants has been made in the last 50 years than in the past 500 years, according to Boston College Professor of Philosophy Peter Kreeft, author of the new book Catholics and Protestants: What Can We … Continue reading

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Dissidence

In her new book, Philosophy and Dissidence in Cold War Europe (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2016), Assistant Professor of Philosophy Aspen E. Brinton examines the ways Cold War dissidents in Central and Eastern Europe turned to the past for inspiration in order to change … Continue reading

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Essay prize in Latin American thought

The American Philosophical Association has awarded its 2016 Essay Prize in Latin American Thought to BC alumnus Sebastian Purcell for his essay “Neltilitzli and the Good Life: On Aztec Ethics.” Sponsored by the APA Committee on Hispanics, the prize is awarded to the author of the … Continue reading

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Ethics of Discernment

A new book by Professor of Philosophy Patrick H. Byrne has been called the first detailed exposition of an ethical theory based on eminent 20th century philosopher Bernard Lonergan, S.J.’s method of self-appropriation. In The Ethics of Discernment: Lonergan’s Foundation for … Continue reading

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Sallis in China

Frederick J. Adelmann, S.J., Professor of Philosophy John Sallis traveled to Tongji University in Shanghai where he spoke about philosophical exchanges between American and Chinese philosophers. His lectures were organized in connection with the publication of a Chinese translation of his … Continue reading

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Puzzled

Puzzled?!: An Introduction to Philosophizing (Hackett Publishing Company, Inc., 2015) by Philosophy Assistant Professor Richard Kenneth Atkins seamlessly fuses two traditional approaches to the study of philosophy at the introductory level. It is thematic, examining fundamental issues in epistemology, metaphysics … Continue reading

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Richard Kearney debates God

What kind of faith, if any, can be proclaimed after the ravages of the Holocaust and the many religion-based terrors since? In the new book Reimagining the Sacred (Columbia University Press, 2015), Seelig Professor of Philosophy Richard Kearney debates God … Continue reading

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