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Curing Mad Truths

by Rémi Brague University of Notre Dame Press (June 25, 2019)

In his first book composed in English, Rémi Brague maintains that there is a fundamental problem with modernity: we no longer consider the created world and humanity as intrinsically valuable. Curing Mad Truths...


America and the Just War Tradition

by Mark David Hall & J. Daryl Charles University of Notre Dame Press (March 30, 2019)

America and the Just War Tradition examines and evaluates each of America’s major wars from a just war perspective. Using moral analysis that is anchored in the just war tradition, the contributors provide...


Intention, Character, and Double Effect

by Lawrence Masek University of Notre Dame Press (October 30, 2018)

The principle of double effect has a long history, from scholastic disputations about self-defense and scandal to current debates about terrorism, torture, euthanasia, and abortion. Despite being widely debated,...


The Catholic Writings of Orestes Brownson

by Michael P. Federici University of Notre Dame Press (November 30, 2018)

This collection of thirteen original essays by Orestes Augustus Brownson (1803–1876), a major political and philosophical figure in the American Catholic intellectual tradition, presents his developed political...


René Girard and the Nonviolent God

by Scott Cowdell University of Notre Dame Press (November 30, 2018)

In his latest book on the ground-breaking work of René Girard (1923–2015), Scott Cowdell sets out a new perspective on mimetic theory and theology: he develops the proposed connection between Girardian thought...


The Kingdom of Man

by Rémi Brague & Paul Seaton University of Notre Dame Press (October 30, 2018)

Was humanity created, or do humans create themselves? In this eagerly awaited English translation of Le Règne de l’homme, the last volume of Rémi Brague's trilogy on the philosophical development of anthropology...


The Infinity of God

by Benedikt Paul Göcke & Christian Tapp University of Notre Dame Press (November 30, 2018)

Two questions regarding contemporary theological and philosophical studies are often overlooked: “Is God infinite or finite?” and, “What does it mean to say that God is infinite?” In The Infinity of...


The Limits of Liberalism

by Mark T. Mitchell University of Notre Dame Press (November 30, 2018)

In The Limits of Liberalism, Mark T. Mitchell argues that a rejection of tradition is both philosophically incoherent and politically harmful. This false conception of tradition helps to facilitate both liberal...


Political Philosophy and the Republican Future

by Gregory Bruce Smith University of Notre Dame Press (July 25, 2018)

Are we moving inevitably into an irreversible era of postnationalism and globalism? In Political Philosophy and the Republican Future, Gregory Bruce Smith asks, if participation in self-government is not central...


Can Different Cultures Think the Same Thoughts?

by Kenneth Dorter University of Notre Dame Press (April 30, 2018)

Kenneth Dorter’s Can Different Cultures Think the Same Thoughts? is a study of fundamental issues in metaphysics and ethics across major philosophical traditions of the world, including the way in which metaphysics...


Thomas Hobbes and the Natural Law

by Kody W. Cooper University of Notre Dame Press (March 30, 2018)

Has Hobbesian moral and political theory been fundamentally misinterpreted by most of his readers? Since the criticism of John Bramhall, Hobbes has generally been regarded as advancing a moral and political...


The Architecture of Law

by Brian M. McCall University of Notre Dame Press (May 30, 2018)

What is law? How should law be made? Using St. Thomas Aquinas’s analogy of God as an architect, Brian McCall argues that classical natural law jurisprudence provides an answer to these questions far superior...


Jean Bethke Elshtain

by Debra Erickson & Michael Le Chevallier University of Notre Dame Press (April 30, 2018)

Jean Bethke Elshtain (1941–2013) was a noted ethicist, political philosopher, and public intellectual. Her four decades of scholarship defy easy categorization: she wrote both seminal works of theory and occasional...


Indigenous Languages, Politics, and Authority in Latin America

by Alan Durston & Bruce Mannheim University of Notre Dame Press (May 30, 2018)

This volume makes a vital and original contribution to a topic that lies at the intersection of the fields of history, anthropology, and linguistics. The book is the first to consider indigenous languages as...


Intellectual Imagination

by Omedi Ochieng University of Notre Dame Press (June 25, 2018)

The Intellectual Imagination unfolds a sweeping vision of the form, meaning, and value of intellectual practice. The book breaks new ground in offering a comprehensive vision of the intellectual vocation. Omedi...


Augustine Our Contemporary

by Willemien Otten & Susan E. Schreiner University of Notre Dame Press (May 30, 2018)

In the massive literature on the idea of the self, the Augustinian influence has often played a central role. The volume Augustine Our Contemporary, starting from the compelling first essay by David W. Tracy,...


Principle of Duty

by David Selbourne University of Notre Dame Press (January 26, 2001)

The First American edition of a British best-seller In The Principle of Duty David Selbourne engages and challenges both the political left and the political right. He presents a new politics and ethics founded...


Augustine and the Limits of Politics

by Jean Bethke Elshtain & Patrick J. Deneen University of Notre Dame Press (September 01, 1997)

Back to the Rough Ground is a philosophical investigation of practical knowledge, with major import for professional practice and the ethical life in modern society. Its purpose is to clarify the kind of knowledge...


Metaphysical Perspectives

by Nicholas Rescher University of Notre Dame Press (December 15, 2017)

In Metaphysical Perspectives, Nicholas Rescher offers a grand vision of how to conceptualize, and in some cases answer, some of the most fundamental issues in metaphysics and value theory. Rescher addresses...


Constructing Civility

by Richard S. Park University of Notre Dame Press (October 30, 2017)

In Constructing Civility, Richard Park bridges Christian and Islamic political theologies on the basis of an Aristotelian ethics. He argues that modern secularism entails ideological commitments that can work...


Freedom from Reality

by D. C. Schindler University of Notre Dame Press (December 15, 2017)

It is commonly observed that behind many of the political and cultural issues that we face today there are impoverished conceptions of freedom, which, according to D. C. Schindler, we have inherited from the...


Spiritual Guides

by Fred Dallmayr University of Notre Dame Press (December 15, 2017)

In Spiritual Guides: Pathfinders in the Desert, Fred Dallmayr challenges the "desert character" of modern culture. Political and economic corruption, incessant warmongering, spoliation of natural resources,...


William Desmond and Contemporary Theology

by Christopher Ben Simpson & Brendan Thomas Sammon University of Notre Dame Press (November 15, 2017)

In William Desmond and Contemporary Theology, Christopher Simpson and Brendan Sammon coordinate, through a collection of scholarly essays, a timely exploration of William Desmond’s work on theology and metaphysics,...


Christian Moral Life, The

by John Rziha University of Notre Dame Press (June 30, 2017)

To take a journey, travelers must know where they are, where they are going, and how to get there. Moral theology examines the same three truths. The Christian Moral Life is a handbook for moral theology that...


Liberalism Safe for Catholicism?, A

by Daniel Philpott & Ryan T. Anderson University of Notre Dame Press (June 30, 2017)

This volume is the third in the “Perspectives from The Review of Politics” series, following The Crisis of Modern Times, edited by A. James McAdams (2007), and War, Peace, and International Political Realism,...


What Is Ethically Demanded?

by Hans Fink & Robert Stern University of Notre Dame Press (June 15, 2017)

This collection of essays by leading international philosophers considers central themes in the ethics of Danish philosopher Knud Ejler Løgstrup (1905–1981). Løgstrup was a Lutheran theologian much influenced...


St. Thomas Aquinas

by Ralph McInerny University of Notre Dame Press (March 15, 1982)

St. Thomas Aquinas enables the reader to appreciate both Thomas's continuity with earlier thought and his creative independence. After a useful account of the life and work of St. Thomas, McInerny shows how...


Michael Psellos on Literature and Art

by Michael Psellos, Charles Barber & Stratis Papaioannou University of Notre Dame Press (April 30, 2017)

Michael Psellos has long been known as a key figure in the history of Byzantine literary and intellectual culture, but his theoretical and critical reflections on literature and art are little known outside...


Treatise on Divine Predestination

by John Scottus Eriugena, Mary Brennan & Avital Wohlman University of Notre Dame Press (August 20, 1998)

Treatise on Divine Predestination is one of the early writings of the author of the great philosophical work, Periphyseon (On the Division of Nature), Johannes Scottus (the Irishman), known as Eriugena (died...


Contemplation in a World of Action

by Thomas Merton University of Notre Dame Press (February 15, 1998)

The spiritual and psychological insights of these essays were nurtured in a monastic milieu, but their issues are universally human. Thomas Merton lays a foundation for personal growth and transformation through...


Images of Hope

by William F. Lynch, S.J. University of Notre Dame Press (February 28, 1974)

This is a book about hope. Part 1 is a compact but necessarily limited attempt to describe the actual structure and concrete forms of hope and hopelessness; Part 2 is an exploration of a psychology of hope,...


Way Toward Wisdom, The

by Benedict M. Ashley, O.P. University of Notre Dame Press (July 31, 2006)

Once thought to be the task of metaphysics, the synthesis of knowledge has been discounted by many philosophers today. Benedict Ashley, a leading Thomistic scholar, argues that it remains a valid and intellectually...


Disarming Beauty

by Julian Carron University of Notre Dame Press (May 01, 2017)

In 2005, Father Julián Carrón became the leader of the global ecclesial movement Communion and Liberation, following the death of the movement's founder, Father Luigi Giussani. Disarming Beauty is the English...


Treatise on Law, The

by Thomas Aquinas & R. J. Henle, S.J. University of Notre Dame Press (May 31, 1993)

In this translation of Saint Thomas Aquinas’s The Treatise on Law, R. J. Henle, S.J., a well-known authority on philosophy and jurisprudence, fluently and accurately presents the Latin and English translation...


Concern for the Other

by Svend Andersen & Kees van Kooten Niekerk University of Notre Dame Press (December 11, 2007)

In Concern for the Other: The Ethics of K. E. Løgstrup, eleven scholars examine the structure, intention, and originality of Løgstrup's ethics as a whole. This collection of essays is a companion to Beyond...


The Philosophy of Medicine Reborn

by Edmund D. Pellegrino & H. Tristram Engelhardt, Jr. University of Notre Dame Press (March 01, 2008)

Edmund D. Pellegrino has played a central role in shaping the fields of bioethics and the philosophy of medicine. His writings encompass original explorations of the healing relationship, the need to place humanism...


Shaped by Stories: The Ethical Power of Narratives

by Marshall Gregory University of Notre Dame Press (September 01, 1997)

Back to the Rough Ground is a philosophical investigation of practical knowledge, with major import for professional practice and the ethical life in modern society. Its purpose is to clarify the kind of knowledge...


On Evil

by Thomas Aquinas, John A. Oesterle & Jean T. Oesterle University of Notre Dame Press (July 18, 1995)

Many great thinkers have wrestled with the topic of evil. St. Thomas Aquinas's disputed question On Evil merges as the longest and most comprehensive study on the subject of evil available. This long-awaited...


In Good Company: The Church as Polis

by Stanley Hauerwas University of Notre Dame Press (July 31, 1995)

By exposing a different account of politics-the church as polis and "counterstory" to the world's politics-Stanley Hauerwas helps Christians to recognize the unifying beliefs and practices that make them a political...


Hegel: Texts and Commentary

by W. G. Hegel & Walter Kaufmann University of Notre Dame Press (December 10, 1977)

Herbert Marcuse called the preface to Hegel's Phenomenology "one of the greatest philosophical undertakings of all times." This summary of Hegel's system of philosophy is now available in English translation...


Personalism

by Emmanuel Mounier University of Notre Dame Press (August 31, 1989)

This volume is Mounier's final definition of personalism. First published less than a year before his death in 1950, it is a beautifully written, clear yet unsystematic statement of personalism.


Treatise on the Virtues

by Thomas Aquinas & John A. Oesterle University of Notre Dame Press (June 01, 1992)

In his Treatise on the Virtues, Aquinas discusses the character and function of habit; the essence, subject, cause, and meaning of virtue; and the separate intellectual, moral, cardinal, and theological virtues....


Ricoeur on Time and Narrative: An Introduction to Temps et récit

by William C. Dowling University of Notre Dame Press (October 30, 2011)

"The object of this book," writes William C. Dowling in his preface, "is to make the key concepts of Paul Ricoeur's Time and Narrative available to readers who might have felt bewildered by the twists and turns...


Treatise on Happiness

by Thomas Aquinas & John A. Oesterle University of Notre Dame Press (January 01, 1984)

The Treatise on Happiness and the accompanying Treatise on Human Acts comprise the first twenty-one questions of I-II of the Summa Theologiae. From his careful consideration of what true happiness is, to his...


Marxism and Christianity

by Alasdair MacIntyre University of Notre Dame Press (March 15, 1984)

Contending that Marxism achieved its unique position in part by adopting the content and functions of Christianity, MacIntyre details the religious attitudes and modes of belief that appear in Marxist doctrine...


Action (1893): Essay on a Critique of Life and a Science of Practice

by Maurice Blondel & Oliva Blanchette University of Notre Dame Press (November 30, 1984)

Action was once a prominent theme in philosophical reflection. It figured prominently in Aristotelian philosophy, and the medieval Scholastics built some of their key adages around it. But by the time Maurice...


Augustine and the Cure of Souls: Revising a Classical Ideal

by Paul R. Kolbet University of Notre Dame Press (March 11, 2009)

Augustine and the Cure of Souls situates Augustine within the ancient philosophical tradition of using words to order emotions. Paul Kolbet uncovers a profound continuity in Augustine's thought, from his earliest...


Cicero's Practical Philosophy

by Walter Nicgorski University of Notre Dame Press (April 15, 2012)

Cicero's Practical Philosophy marks a revival over the last two generations of serious scholarly interest in Cicero's political thought. Its nine original essays by a multidisciplinary group of distinguished...


Levinas: An Introduction

by Colin Davis, Jr. University of Notre Dame Press (January 30, 1990)

In this classic work, Frederick C. Copleston, S.J., outlines the development of philosophical reflection in Christian, Islamic, and Jewish thought from the ancient world to the late medieval period. A History...


Logic and Philosophy: An Integrated Introduction

by William H. Brenner University of Notre Dame Press (September 30, 1993)

The dual purpose of this volume--to provide a distinctively philosophical introduction to logic, as well as a logic-oriented approach to philosophy--makes this book a unique and worthwhile primary text for logic...