Category: Philosophy

An Interview with Ann Hartle, Author of “What Happened to Civility”

Ann Hartle is professor emeritus of philosophy at Emory University. She is the author of numerous books, including Montaigne and the Origins of Modern Philosophy and Michel de Montaigne: Accidental Philosopher. In April 2022, the University of Notre Dame Press will publish her newest book What Happened to Civility: The Promise and Failure of Montaigne’s […]

Notre Dame Press Author, Robert Chenavier, to Give Keynote Speech at Simone Weil Conference

The American Weil Society’s annual colloquy, “Translations of Beauty: Simone Weil and Literature,” will be held at the University of Notre Dame, March 17–19, 2022, at the McKenna Conference Center. Robert Chenavier, author of  Simone Weil: Attention to the Real (University of Notre Dame Press, 2012) is scheduled to give the keynote address. French philosopher, […]

An Interview with C. Stephen Layman, Author of “God: Eight Enduring Questions”

C. Stephen Layman is professor emeritus of philosophy at Seattle Pacific University. He is the author of numerous books, including, most recently, Philosophical Approaches to Atonement, Incarnation, and the Trinity. He talked to us about his new book, God: Eight Enduring Questions (March 2022). When did you first get the idea to write God?  In […]

An Excerpt from “The Way of Medicine” by Farr Curlin and Christopher Tollefsen

What is medicine and what is it for? What does it mean to be a good doctor? Answers to these questions are essential both to the practice of medicine and to understanding the moral norms that shape that practice. The Way of Medicine: Ethics and the Healing Profession articulates and defends an account of medicine and medical […]

An Excerpt from “Godsends” by William Desmond

For many years, William Desmond has been patiently constructing a philosophical project—replete with its own terminology, idiom, grammar, dialectic, and its metaxological transformation—in an attempt to reopen certain boundaries: between metaphysics and phenomenology, between philosophy of religion and philosophical theology, between the apocalyptic and the speculative, and between religious passion and systematic reasoning. In Godsends: From […]

An Excerpt from “Sin” by Gregory Mellema

Most of the scholarly literature on sin has focused on theological issues, making book-length philosophical treatments of the topic hard to find. Sin, the newest book by Gregory Mellema, fills the gap by providing a short and lively summary of what contemporary philosophers are saying about the relationship between the traditional theological category of sin and […]

Leading Feminist Legal Scholar Releases Book on Women’s Rights

In The Rights of Women: Reclaiming a Lost Vision, available from University of Notre Dame Press, Erika Bachiochi explores the development of feminist thought in the United States. Inspired by the writings of Mary Wollstonecraft, Bachiochi presents the intellectual history of a lost vision of women’s rights, seamlessly weaving philosophical insight, biographical portraits, and constitutional law to showcase the […]

Discover Five New in Paperbacks in Our Fall 2021 Catalog

This Fall 2021, we are bringing five Notre Dame Press favorites out in paperback! Ranging from philosophy to political science to memoir, we are thrilled to see our books in a new, softer format. Do you have these titles on your shelf? Between Two Millstones, Book 1: Sketches of Exile, 1974–1978by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn Between Two […]

An Interview with Erika Bachiochi, author of “The Rights of Women”

Erika Bachiochi is a legal scholar specializing in Equal Protection jurisprudence, feminist legal theory, Catholic social teaching, and sexual ethics. She speaks widely on abortion, sexual economics, the impact of the new sexual norms on women and the poor, care ethics, and authentic reproductive justice. She recently took the time to talk with us about her […]

Book Collects Influential Work of Notre Dame Political Philosopher Yves R. Simon

French Catholic (and then American) political philosopher Yves R. Simon was a student of Jacques Maritain and one of the most important figures in the revival of Thomism. In 1938, after earning international recognition as a Catholic thinker, the president of Notre Dame, Rev. John O’Hara, C.S.C., invited Simon to teach philosophy at Notre Dame. […]