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In honor of Fr. Bernauer

A special issue of the journal Philosophy & Social Criticism has been published in honor of Kraft Family Professor Emeritus James Bernauer, S.J., former director of BC’s Center for Christian-Jewish Learning. Fr. Bernauer retired in 2020 after a 40-year career … Continue reading

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A world both beautiful and brutal

Boston College alumnus Brian Treanor, a professor of philosophy at Loyola Marymount University, has written Melancholic Joy: On Life Worth Living (Bloomsbury, 2021), a wide-ranging and accessible meditation on the human condition and the paradox of evil and good in … Continue reading

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Gasson Lecture on Karl Jaspers

Boston College Gasson Professor Giovanni Pietro Basile, S.J., will present the Gasson Lecture on “Karl Jaspers: Philosophy of Existence as Event and Philosophia Perennis” on February 10 at 4:00 p.m Eastern Time. Professor Basile earned a doctorate in philosophy at … Continue reading

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Adam Smith’s insights on living a good life

Professor of Political Science Ryan Patrick Hanley discussed his book Our Great Purpose: Adam Smith on Living a Better Life (Princeton University Press, 2019) at a virtual event hosted by the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University. In … Continue reading

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Spiritual Exercises for a Secular Age

Spiritual Exercises for a Secular Age: Desmond and the Quest for God (University of Notre Dame Press, 2020) by Boston College alumnus Ryan G. Duns, S.J., is at the crossroads of theology and philosophy.  In his book, Fr. Duns frames … Continue reading

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Kierkegaard’s Lily Discourse

More than 150 years ago, the philosopher Kierkegaard wrote a series of discourses about the Gospel of Matthew. In her book The Lily’s Tongue: Figure and Authority in Kierkegaard’s Lily Discourse (State University of New York Press), author Frances Maughan-Brown … Continue reading

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Continental philosophy & Catholic higher ed

The Catholic Reception of Continental Philosophy in North America (University of Toronto Press, 2020) is a new volume of essays by leading philosophers and theologians exploring the reception of continental philosophy in North America and its ongoing relation to Catholic … Continue reading

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Martha C. Nussbaum

Martha C. Nussbaum, the Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago, will present “Fear, Anger, Democracy: Our Need for the Liberal Arts” on Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. … Continue reading

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Michael Sandel

Political philosopher and best-selling author Michael Sandel will present “Bioethics and the Common Good” on Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. Sandel is the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Government Theory at Harvard University. … Continue reading

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Essays by Frederick G. Lawrence

The Fragility of Consciousness: Faith, Reason, and the Human Good (University of Toronto Press, 2017) is the first published collection of essays by Professor of Theology Frederick G. Lawrence, considered the authoritative interpreter of the work of Bernard Lonergan and an … Continue reading

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