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In Memoriam: Rev. David Burrell, C.S.C.

Rev. David Burrell, a University of Notre Dame professor emeritus of philosophy and theology, has passed away at the age of 90. In 1964 after earning his doctorate, Fr. Burrell taught in the Department of Philosophy and Theology at the University of Notre Dame until 1980. In 1980, he served…

Meghan Sullivan, a Notre Dame professor of philosophy, leading a session of her God and the Good Life course.

Meghan Sullivan receives Templeton Grant

Originally posted in news.nd.edu   Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study receives $2.97 million grant from John Templeton Foundation to develop signature courses on human flourishing. The John Templeton Foundation has awarded the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study (NDIAS)…

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Kristin Shrader-Frechette to receive the Cosmos International Prize

In November 2023 Professor Emerita Dr. Shrader-Frechette will receive the 2023 Cosmos International Prize in Osaka, Japan for her decades of research and pro-bono work on developing methods of quantitative risk assessment and on stopping environmental injustice. Environmental injustice refers to the…

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When Philosophy Meets Fashion

The New York Times has done a piece on Prof. Meghan Sullivan's Strong Suits class which covered a deep interdisciplinary study of a major luxury brand: Thom Browne.   Article…

Kenneth Sayre

In memoriam: Kenneth M. Sayre, professor emeritus of philosophy

Kenneth M. Sayre, a University of Notre Dame professor emeritus of philosophy and an early leader in the study of artificial intelligence, has died at age 94. A member of the faculty for 56 years, he was known for his teaching and research across a broad range of areas, including cybernetics, information theory, philosophy of mind, environmental philosophy, Plato, and epistemology. He authored 14 books, edited or co-edited five more, and...

Laura Callahan Dan Lapsley

Notre Dame philosopher and psychologist team up to study whether intellectual humility is a virtue — and if it’s helpful or harmful to the marginalized and oppressed

Intellectual humility — being free to think and listen without being concerned with the need to “be right” — could be an antidote for some pressing personal and societal problems. An interdisciplinary group of philosophers and psychologists, led by Laura Callahan and supported by a John Templeton Foundation grant, are hoping to identify how the characteristic can be used by individuals to improve their lives and how it can be...

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Jordan Lavender Wins BJHP Award

The British Journal for the History of Philosophy (BJHP) announced that graduate student Jordan Lavender was awarded the Best Graduate Essay Prize for 2022 for his paper "The Mark of the Mental in the Fourteenth Century: Volitio, Cognitio, and…

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Arts and Letters launches Sheedy Family Program in Economy, Enterprise & Society

Notre Dame’s College of Arts & Letters is launching a new selective program that will offer specialized coursework, programming, and resources for undergraduates interested in finding deeper meaning in the practice of business through the liberal arts. The Sheedy Family Program in Economy, Enterprise & Society is a rigorous academic experience and collaborative community focused on helping students form strong bonds as they engage in exclusive classes, independent research, meaningful...

Sara Bernstein

Sara Bernstein wins NEH fellowship for her research on ‘The Metaphysics of Intersectionality’

Three faculty members in the College of Arts & Letters — philosopher Sara Bernstein, theatre scholar Tarryn Chun, and historian Katie Jarvis — have won National Endowment for the Humanities fellowships, extending Notre Dame's record success with the federal agency committed to supporting original research and scholarship. The University also received a significant grant for a digital scholarship project that will develop a new platform that makes digital archives easier to analyze, present, and...

Char Brecevic

Char Brecevic Wins 2021 Notre Dame Graduate School Shaheen 3MT® Competition

Char Brecevic, a Ph.D. student from the History and Philosophy of Science (HPS) Program, won the 2021 Notre Dame Graduate School Shaheen Three Minute Thesis Competition (3MT®) on Wednesday, October 13th on the stage in Carey Auditorium in the Hesburgh Library. The Shaheen 3MT® is…

Christopher Shields

Prof. Christopher Shields becomes NDPR Editor

Christopher Shields is the new editor of Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews. He is succeeds Prof. Jc Beall.  NDPR was founded in 2002 by the late Gary Gutting and Anastasia Friel Gutting and is entirely devoted to publishing substantive, high-quality book reviews. For more information…

Sebastian Murgueitio Ramirez

Sebastian Murgueitio Ramirez wins Eli J. and Helen Shaheen Award

History and Philosophy of Science (HPS) Graduate Student, Sebastian Murgueitio Ramirez, wins the 2021 Eli J. and Helen Shaheen Graduate School Award.  The Shaheen Awards recognize one outstanding graduate student from each of the four divisions of the Graduate School: Humanities, Social Sciences,…

Hannah Rubin

Professor Rubin wins NSF Grant

Dr. Hannah Rubin received a 5-year career grant from National Science Foundation (NSF) for her project "Race, Gender, and the Science of Science".  The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide…