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.
The History of Philosophy Forum aims to facilitate research and collaboration among scholars working in the history of philosophy. With an exceptionally large community of scholars carrying out research in the history of philosophy and adjacent areas (e.g., intellectual history, history of Christian, Jewish, and Islamic thought, history of political theory, etc.) across multiple departments, the University of Notre Dame is one of the top locations for research and studies in this area in the United States. Therese Cory is the director.
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.
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.
The Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study is a university-wide institute that convenes an interdisciplinary group of faculty fellows, external and internal, and top Ph.D. and undergraduate students each year to study questions that require a joint-focus, benefit from sustained research, and advance understanding of core issues that affect our ability to lead valuable, meaningful lives. Meghan Sullivan is the director.
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.
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.