Philosophy of the History of Philosophy

November 14, 2015
Department of Philosophy, Boston College

Hovey House Library
258 Hammond Street
Chestnut Hill 02467
United States

All speakers:

Aaron Garrett
Boston University
Jorge J. E. Gracia
State University of New York, Buffalo
Adriaan Peperzak
Loyola University, Chicago
James Schmidt
Boston University


Melissa Fitzpatrick
Boston College
Vicente Muñoz-Reja
Boston College

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We welcome you to attend the 2015 Boston College Contemporary Philosophy Workshop, "Philosophy of the History of Philosophy," on Saturday, November 14, 2015 from 9:30am-5:30pm @The Hovey House Library (Boston College).  

The workshop schedule is as follows: 

9:30-10am: coffee

9:45am: opening remarks 


James Schmidt (BU), "What Sort of Question Was Kant Answering When He Answered the Question, 'What is Enlightenment?'?"


Aaron Garrett (BU), "The History of the History of Butler's Fifth Objection" 

12:45-1:45pm: lunch break 


Adriaan Peperzak (Loyola Chicago), "How New is the Past of Philosophy?" 


Jorge Gracia (SUNY Buffalo), "Doing Philosophy Historically or Doing the History of Philosophy Philosophically?" 

For any further information, contact Melissa Fitzpatrick ( or Vicente Muñoz-Reja (

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