Christopher Shields

George N. Shuster Professor of Philosophy

Christopher Shields

327 Malloy Hall
by appointment


Ph.D., Cornell University

Research Interest

Ancient Philosophy, Metaphysics


Christopher Shields is Shuster of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame.  He is an Honorary Research Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford, where, before moving to Notre Dame, he was Professor of Classical Philosophy and Chair of the Philosophy Faculty Board.   Previously he has taught at the University of Colorado at Boulder.  He has held the Tang Chun-I Visiting Professorship at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the Collins Visiting Professor at the University of St. Louis, and a Senior Fellowship at TOPOI, the Humboldt University of Berlin.  He has held visiting professorships at Cornell University, Stanford University, Yale University, and The University of Arizona.  He is the author of Order in Multiplicity: Homonymy in the Philosophy of Aristotle (Oxford University Press: 1999), Classical Philosophy: A Contemporary Introduction (Routledge: 2003), Aristotle (Routledge: 2007), Ancient Philosophy: A Contemporary Introduction (Routledge: 2011), with Robert Pasnau, The Philosophy of Thomas Aquinas (Westview: 2003; 2nd rev. ed. Oxford University Press: 2015), and Aristotle's De Anima, Translated with Introduction and Commentary (Oxford University Press: 2016).  He is the editor of The Blackwell Guide to Ancient Philosophy (Blackwell: 2002), and The Oxford Handbook of Aristotle (Oxford University Press: 2012).