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In Memoriam: Dr. Sheilah Maureen O’Flynn Brennan

Dr. Sheilah Maureen O’Flynn Brennan passed away on Sunday, April 11, 2021 at the age of 91. She retired in the late 1980's and is a significant figure in the history of our department. In 1971 she became the first female member of Notre Dame's Department of Philosophy, and she played an important role in the department from that time until her retirement. She specialized in ancient Greek philosophy and existentialism, and in 1982 won...

ND Philosophy Welcomes Stephen Ogden

The Department of Philosophy is excited to welcome Stephen Ogden to the faculty, starting in fall 2021. Stephen specializes in classical Islamic philosophy, and also has interests in medieval philosophy, ancient philosophy, and the philosophy of religion. His book, Averroes on Intellect: From Aristotelian Origins to Aquinas’s Critique…

Three philosophers awarded NEH fellowships, continuing Notre Dame’s record success

Three faculty members from Notre Dame’s Department of Philosophy — Richard Cross, Katharina Kraus, and Samuel Newlands — have been offered fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Scholars in Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters have received a total of 68 NEH fellowships since 1999 — more than any other university in the country. 

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