Tag Archives: Philosophy Department

Exploring the natural philosophists

The History and Philosophy of Science: A Reader (Bloomsbury Academic, 2018) is for students looking to better understand the origins of natural science. Edited by Associate Professor of Philosophy Daniel McKaughan and Associate Professor of the Practice of Philosophy Holly … Continue reading

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CPA Book Awards

Faculty members from Boston College were honored for their publications by the Catholic Press Association of the U.S. and Canada at the organization’s annual conference in June. Canisius Professor of Theology James Keenan, S.J., won third place in the category … Continue reading

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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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