Rev. John A. O'Brien Professor of Philosophy
Michael Rea is Rev. John A. O’Brien Professor of Philosophy, Concurrent Faculty in the Gender Studies Program, and Director of the Center for Philosophy of Religion at the University of Notre Dame, where he has taught since 2001. His research focuses primarily on topics in philosophy of religion, analytic theology, metaphysics, and feminist philosophy. He has written or edited more than fifteen books and over fifty 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)