Rev. John A. O'Brien Professor of Philosophy
207 Malloy Hall
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame
Metaphysics, Philosophy of Religion
Michael Rea is Rev. John A. O’Brien Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Center for Philosophy of Religion. He has taught at the University of Notre Dame since 2001. His research focuses primarily on topics in metaphysics, philosophy of religion, and analytic theology. He has has written or edited more than ten books and forty articles, and has given numerous lectures in the United States, United Kingdom, European Union, Russia, China, and Iran, including the 2017 Gifford Lectures at the University of St. Andrews.
- 'Gender as a Divine Attribute.' Religious Studies 52 (2016): 97 - 115.
- 'Time Travelers Are Not Free.' Journal of Philosophy 112 (2015): 266-279.
- 'The Trinity.' pp. 403-29 in The Oxford Handbook of Philosophical Theology, edited by Thomas P. Flint and Michael Rea (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009).
- 'Four-Dimensionalism.' pp. 246-280 in The Oxford Handbook for Metaphysics, edited by Michael Loux and Dean Zimmerman (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003).
- 'The Problem of Material Constitution.' The Philosophical Review 104 (1995): 525-552.
- 'World Without Design: The Ontological Consequences of Naturalism' (Oxford University Press, 2002)