College of Arts and Sciences


  • Seattle University Hosts Philosophy Scholars

    May 17, 2010

    Dr. Burt Hopkins, Seattle University Pigott-McCone Endowed Chair in the College of Arts & Sciences, convened an international group of scholars for a workshop on phenomenological philosophy. The three-day seminar, April 24-26, 2010, featured outstanding leaders in the field, including Professors Claudio Majolino, University of Lille, France; John Drummond, department chair at Fordham University; and Steven Crowell, department chair at Rice University. They were joined by Seattle University students and faculty for interactive discussions of their scholarship phenomenological philosophy and the thought of phenomenology’s founders, Edmund Husserl and Martin Heidegger.

    According to Hopkins, the workshop was so successful that  plans are already underway for a second workshop next year at Boston University.

    Hopkins, who was appointed the Pigott-McCone Endowed Chair by Seattle University President Steven Sundborg, specializes in 20th century European philosophy, Husserl, Heidegger, Jacob Klein, early modern philosophy, Plato, and philosophy and psychology. He is the general editor for New Yearbook for Phenomenology and Phenomenological Philosophy.

    April’s workshop on phenomenological philosophy was sponsored by the Pigott-McCone Endowed Chair as a part of the Chair’s mission to promote scholarship at Seattle University and the College of Arts and Sciences.

    The College of Arts and Sciences is the oldest undergraduate and graduate college affiliated with Seattle University, the Northwest's largest independent university. The College offers 33 undergraduate majors, 33 undergraduate minors, 7 graduate degrees, and 1 post-graduate certificate. The College of Arts and Sciences provides a solid grounding in liberal arts education along with a host of majors and minors to best fit the needs of individual students in the 21st century.


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