John O'Callaghan

Associate Professor of Philosophy

John O'Callaghan

574-631-5153
o'callaghan.1@nd.edu
304 Malloy Hall

Education

Ph.D. University of Notre Dame

Research Interest

Thomas Aquinas, Thomitic Ethics, Thomistic Metaphysics, Medieval Philosophy

Curriculum Vitae

Permanent member of the Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas 

President of the American Catholic Philosophical Association (2012-2013)

Aquinas Medalist, University of Dallas

BS in Physics, St. Norbert College, 1984.  MS in Mathematics, University of Notre Dame, 1986.  PhD in Philosophy, University of Notre Dame, 1996.  Director of the Jacques Maritain Center at the University of Notre Dame. Permanent member of the Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas, appointed by Pope Benedict XVI in 2010. Past President of the American Catholic Philosophical Association. His areas of scholarly interest include Medieval Philosophy, the philosophy of St. Thomas Aquinas, and Thomistic Metaphysics and Ethics.

 

Representative Publications

“The Oddity of God”: Reflections on Alasdair MacIntyre’s “The Apparent Oddity of the Universe: How to Account For It.” Church Life Journal.

“Fearless Mercy Beyond Justice: Aquinas and Nussbaum’s Pity Tradition,” in Beyond the Self: Virtue Ethics and the Problem of Culture.

“Are There Failed Persons? Misericordia as Human Friendship,” in Nova et Vetera.