Sunday, December 30, 2007

Michael Boylan

Michael Boylan is Chair of Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies at Marymount University.

Earlier this month I asked him what he was reading. His response:
  • pieces on the role of fiction as a way to promote philosophical claims
  • pieces on the place of blood in pre-Platonic bio-medicine
Books: nonfiction--
  • translations of Kant's Critique of Judgment
  • review of my translation of Plato's Republic
Books: fiction--
  • Don DeLillo, White Noise
  • Graham Greene, The Power and the Glory
  • Graham Greene, The Heart of the Matter
Boylan's many publications include The Extinction of Desire and Basic Ethics.

He applied the Page 69 Test to The Extinction of Desire: A Tale of Enlightenment, "a novel that seeks to portray a philosophical depiction of the author’s worldview theory," and applied the Page 99 Test to A Just Society, Boylan's original worldview theory of ethics and social philosophy.

--Marshal Zeringue