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, 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 Self-Conferred Identity," Feminist Philosophy Quarterly 8 (2022).
" The Metaphysics of the Narrative Self" Journal of the American Philosophical Association 8 (2022): 586 - 603.
"Hopeful Universalism," Religious Studies 58 (2022): 266 - 83.
“Representational and Attitudinal Sexual Objectification: Philosophical Insights from James Tiptree, Jr.’s ‘And I Awoke and Found Me Here on the Cold Hill’s Side’,” Feminist Philosophy Quarterly 5 (2019) Article 1.
'Gender as a Divine Attribute.' Religious Studies 52 (2016): 97 - 115. Reprinted in Michael Rea, Essays in Analytic Theology, vol. 1, Oxford University Press, 2021.
'Time Travelers Are Not Free.' Journal of Philosophy 112 (2015): 266-279.