May 17, 2010
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
to Hopkins, the workshop was so successful that plans are already underway for a second
workshop next year at Boston University.
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.
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.
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
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