Category Archives: Note from Director

Note from the Director — Spring 2019

Greetings to BIC friends and family, I hope the beginning of the summer finds each of you well. My own summer plans involve a lot of time at the computer. I am immersed in writing Plato’s Socrates on Socrates: Autobiography … Continue reading

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Note from the Director — Fall 2018

Hello BIC family, I hope the change of season finds you well. Recently, I spent a morning standing in line for early voting here in Texas. The lines were long and people were festive (despite learning in the morning about … Continue reading

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Note from the Director — Spring 2018

Hello BIC family, I hope this end of semester time finds each of you well. I am in the midst of many exciting projects. Some involve my philosophy work on Socrates as a Public Philosopher. I am working on getting … Continue reading

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Note from the Director — Fall 2017

Hello BIC alumni and friends, I hope the change of season finds you well in the midst of these tumultuous times. The devastations of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria are concrete reminders of the interconnectedness of all beings. In these … Continue reading

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Note from the Director — Spring 2017

Hello BIC Alums, I hope each of you has had a rejuvenating spring. I taught an amazing History of Classical Philosophy course this semester. I added a more explicitly political focus to the course. We read the Republic rather than … Continue reading

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Note from the Director — Fall 2016

“American culture, like Athenian democracy, is highly prone to authority and peer pressure, and to seeing political argument as a matter of boasts and assertions, of scoring ‘points’ for one’s side. That is why Socrates has so much to offer … Continue reading

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Director’s Note: “I’ll be post feminist in the post patriarchy”

I have a bumper sticker on my office door at Baylor that reads, “I’ll be post feminist in the post patriarchy.” Actually, it is on my BIC door, not my philosophy door, which tells you just a bit about the … Continue reading

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Note from the Director — Fall 2015

Dear  BIC Alumni, It is an exciting year for the  BIC. We are celebrating 20 years! We hope that you will make the trip for Homecoming to help us mark this moment in history. As part of our celebration, we are … Continue reading

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Note from the Director — Spring 2015

Dear BIC alumni, Greetings from Waco! We are in the middle of a busy spring semester. It has not felt much like spring lately.  It has snowed twice in Waco in recent weeks! Of course, it is nothing like the long winter … Continue reading

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Note from the Director — Summer 2014

Dear  BIC alumni, Greetings from Pune, India. My husband Jeff and I  just arrived after two rather long plane rides (Austin to London and London to Mumbai) and one rather harrowing taxi ride from Mumbai to Pune (and I thought … Continue reading

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