Notre Dame’s Philosophy Department is one of the largest and most diverse in the country, offering an unusually broad range of courses and specializations.

Our areas of strength include the analytic and continental traditions as well as all major areas of historical and contemporary philosophy.

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Plantinga Lecture
October 28, 2016
Graham Oddie (UC Boulder)
November 4, 2016
John Campbell (Berkeley)
November 11, 2016

Recent News

Philosophy Department welcomes three new faculty members 

Joining us in the fall of 2016 will be Sara Bernstein (from Duke), Brian Cutter (PhD Texas, NYU postdoc), and Daniel Nolan (most recently at the Australian National University). Welcome to the department, Sara, Brian, and Daniel! 


Anne Siebels Peterson wins 2016 Review of Metaphysics Dissertation Essay

Anne Siebels Peterson (PhD 2015) has won the Review of Metaphysics Dissertation Essay Competition for 2016. Her essay was entitled "The Primacy of the Organism: Being, Unity, and Diversification in Aristotle's Metaphysics." Congratulations, Anne!


Professor Anjan Chakravartty has been awarded a Guggenheim fellowship

"appointed on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise," in the 92nd competition of the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation. The award will support his research in an upcoming project entitled "The Epistemology of Scientific Disagreement." Guggenheim fellowships are awarded to people who have "demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship."


Karl Ameriks voted 4th best Kant Scholar of the post-war era

Out of 40 candidates, 320 voters picked our own Karl Ameriks as the 4th best Kant scholar of the post-war era.  Read more 


Michael Rea selected as speaker for the Gifford Lectures in 2017

University of Notre Dame philosophy Professor Michael Rea has been invited as speaker March 27-April 7, 2017 for the prestigious and historic Gifford Lectures at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. Established in the late 19th century by Lord Gifford, a senator of the College of Justice in Scotland, the first lectures were delivered in 1888 and since then the series has garnered an international reputation for excellence. Read More

For more information:  http://www.giffordlectures.org/lectures/though-darkness-hide-thee-seeking-face-invisible-god 

The Experience Project awards $1.7 million to 22 research projects

A research collaboration that aims to build new understanding about how religious and transformative experiences occur and shape people’s lives is awarding its first round of funding with more than $1.7 million going to 22 projects.

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