Michael Boylan

Michael Boylan (no photo)


Academic Credentials He has a Ph.D. in philosophy and an M.A. + in English Literature.

Professor Michael Boylan has taught philosophy at Marymount University for more than thirty years. His teaching and research interests include ethics, social and political philosophy, the history of philosophy, philosophy of science, philosophy and literature, and ancient biomedicine. He has lectured widely on ethics, law, and political philosophy in 15 countries on 5 continents.  He is the author of 42 books and 150 articles.  Among his books are 12 novels and three books of poetry.  He has been an invited speaker at universities in 15 countries on 5 continents.

Other Information

Teaching Area
History of Philosophy; Writing Argumentative Essays; Logic; Ethics; Metaphysics and Epistemology.

Research Interests

  • Ethics/Social/Political Philosophy
  • The History and Philosophy of Science- particularly biomedicine
  • Fictive Narrative Philosophy (how fiction can act as philosophy)


Phone: 703-284-1558

Email: Michael.Boylan@marymount.edu