Alan M. Olson

 Alan M. Olson
Address1 Silber Way
Boston, MA 2215

Professor of Religion Philosophy of Religion, Boston University School of Theology

B.A., Saint Olaf College,
M.Div., Luther Theological Seminary,
Ph.D., Boston University,

Chairman, Department of Religion, 1980-1987; Chairman ad interim, Department of Philosophy, 1987-1989; Executive Director, American Organizing Committee, Inc., Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy, 1994-1998; Director and Executive Editor, Paideia Project: Proceedings of the Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy, 12 vols; 1998 – 2000; Chairman and Board Member, Committee on International Cooperation, American Philosophical Association, 2002-2004; Benjamin Cardozo Lecturer, CCNY, 1983; Senior Fulbright Research Fellow, Tübingen, Germany, 1986; Jaspers Lecturer, Oxford, 1989; Senior Fulbright Research Fellow, Vienna, Austria, 1995. Professor Olson’s publications include: Disguises of the Demonic, ed. (1976); Transcendence and Hermeneutics (1979); Myth, Symbol and Reality, ed. (1980); Transcendence and the Sacred, co-ed. (1981); The Seeing Eye: Essays in Hermeneutic Phenomenology, co-author (1983); Video Icons & Value, co-ed. (1990); Hegel and the Spirit: Philosophy as Pneumatology (1992); Jaspers and Heidegger, ed. (1994); Educating for Democracy: Paideia in an Age of Uncertainty, co-ed (2004).

Professor Olson is the co-editor of the on-line journal, EXISTENZ at:

Professor Olson is currently the President of the Karl Jaspers Society of North America. See:

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