Centers

Center for the Aristotelian Tradition

The Center for the Aristotelian Tradition promotes research and teaching in the philosophical tradition which was inaugurated by Aristotle in antiquity, flourished in the Islamic and Catholic medieval traditions, and continues to the present day. The Center fosters research and discussion, both historical and systematic,  in all aspects of the Aristotelian tradition, promoting dialogue within and between sacred and secular approaches. Christopher Shields is the director.

Center for Environmental Justice and Children's Health

The Center for Environmental Justice and Children’s Health is a multi-disciplinary center dedicated to teaching, research, and service associated with environmental justice. It is especially concerned with violations of environmental justice in which minorities, the poor, workers, or children suffer from disproportionately harmful levels of pollution. Kristin Shrader-Frechette is the director.

Center for the Philosophy of Religion

The Center for Philosophy of Religion at the University of Notre Dame, directed by Michael Rea and Sam Newlands, was established in the fall of 1976 in order to promote, support and disseminate scholarly work in philosophy of religion and Christian philosophy.  It has for many years been the leading center in the world for the study of philosophy of religion.

Maritain Center

The Maritain Center ensures that the spirit of Jacques Maritain remains alive at Notre Dame by archiving materials, facilitating lectures, and sponsoring the Thomistic Institute each summer. 
John O'Callaghan is the director.

Medieval Institute

The department's research and teaching in medieval philosophy are enriched by its participation in the Medieval Institute, which brings together medievalists from thirteen Notre Dame departments--the largest group of medievalists in North America--and provides outstanding research resources through the Medieval Institute library.  Events, activities, and courses organized by the Medieval Institute provide our medieval philosophy students with opportunities to study the social and political context for the development of medieval thought, to acquire language and manuscript study skills, and to get connected with visiting researchers from around the world. Thomas Burman is the director.

Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values

The Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values is the administrative home for three academic programs: The graduate program in History and Philosophy of Science, the undergraduate minor in Science, Technology, and Values, and the undergraduate dual degree program in Arts and Letters and Engineering. In addition, the Reilly Center supports research activities, conferences, and publications. Anjan Chakravartty is the director.