To study philosophy is to think and discuss in logical ways such general concepts, the basis of all critical inquiry. It involves learning to construct, defend and criticize alternative positions on the most fundamental issues that human beings have continued to think about over that time. Through this practice students also come to understand the grounds and merit of positions on narrower issues of all sorts, as well as the implications of their assumptions about value and meaning in their own lives
Florsheim Lecture Series in Ethics
Presents Professor Bernard Boxill
Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 7:00 PM
Brown-Lupton University Union, Ballroom C
A native of the island of Saint Lucia, Bernard Boxill has been Pardue Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill since 1991.
He received his B.A. from La Salle College, his M.A. from the University of New Brunswick, and his Ph. D. from UCLA. He has also taught at U.C. Santa Barbara, Cal State Dominguez Hills, the University of Kentucky and the University of South Florida, and has also been a Fellow at the National Humanities Center. Professor Boxill specializes in ethics, social and political philosophy and Africa-American philosophy. His books have been published by Oxford University Press and Rowman and Littlefield, and he has published more than fifty articles in such prestigious journals as Philosophy and Public Affairs, The Journal of Philosophy, The Journal of Ethics, Law and Philosophy and the Journal of Social Philosophy. Professor Boxill serves on the Editorial Boards of numerous distinguished journals and he has Chaired the American Philosophical Association's Committee on Blacks in Philosophy.
He is widely recognized as an outstanding philosopher who is not afraid to take on challenging issues and to approach those issues in thought-provoking ways.