Juliet Floyd

Professor of Philosophy
Juliet Floyd
Email: jfloyd@bu.edu
Email: 617-353-3745
Web: http://www.bu.edu/philo/people/faculty/full-time/juliet-floyd/
Fax: 617-353-6805
Office number: STH 503
Office address: School of Theology, 745 Commonwealth Ave.,
Boston, MA 02215
Office hours: Fall 2018: TR 1-2; R 4:45-5:45; or by appointment

AB, Philosophy, Wellesley College
AM, PhD, Philosophy, Harvard University

History and Philosophy of Logic and Mathematics, History and Development of Analytic Philosophy, Philosophy of Language.

Prof. Floyd regularly teaches courses on the history of early analytic philosophy and on logic, usually covering the classical paradoxes and thinkers such as Frege, Russell, Wittgenstein and Quine.


Spring 2019

Course number Course title Section Instructor Days Time Room

GRS PH 633


A1 Floyd TR 2-3:15 SOC B57
Study of the basics of modern logic, including propositional logic, quantifiers, identity and functions, completeness and incompleteness. A special emphasis is placed on strategies of deductive reasoning. [Prereq: one philosophy course or sophomore standing.]
[Meets with CAS PH 360]
  • Carries humanities divisional credit in CAS.
  • This course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas:
    • Philosophical Inquiry and Life's Meanings
    • Quantitative Reasoning I
    • Critical Thinking

CAS PH 463

Philosophy of Language

A1 Floyd M 2:30-5:15 CGS 525
Critical survey of the main issues in the philosophy of language and the foundations of linguistics, including the ideas of logical form and the universality of languages as well as the basic ideas of generative grammar, possible-worlds semantics, Wittgenstein, and speech-act theories. [Prereq: Prerequisites: CAS PH 310 and CAS PH 360.]