Category: Philosophy

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. […]

“Spiritual Exercises for a Secular Age” Receives the 2021 CTS Best Book Award

At its annual convention on June 3, the College Theology Society announced that Ryan G. Duns, S.J., assistant professor of theology at Marquette University, received the 2021 CTS Best Book Award for Spiritual Exercises for a Secular Age: Desmond and the Quest for God (University of Notre Dame Press, 2020). The award committee called Duns’s book a “work of high […]

An Excerpt from “Simone Weil for the Twenty-First Century” by Eric O. Springsted

Simone Weil for the Twenty-First Century presents a comprehensive analysis of Weil’s interdisciplinary thought, focusing especially on the depth of its challenge to contemporary philosophical and religious studies. In a world where little is seen to have real meaning, Eric O. Springsted presents a critique of the unfocused nature of postmodern philosophy and argues that Weil’s […]