University of Notre Dame Press

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Established in 1949, the University of Notre Dame Press is the largest Catholic university press in the world, and a scholarly publisher of distinguished books in a number of academic disciplines. The Press publishes approximately fifty books annually and maintains a robust backlist in print. Located on the University of Notre Dame campus, the Press is a publishing partner with numerous university departments, programs, centers, and institutes. Through these collaborations, the Press extends the reach and reputation of the University while fulfilling its mission to advance intellectual exploration and knowledge. The Press’s publications are overseen by an editorial board comprised of scholars from a variety of university departments. New titles are approved by the board after a rigorous process of peer review.

The Notre Dame Press Collection is a collaboration with the University of Notre Dame Hesburgh Libraries to make UNDP backlist titles available through CurateND, the Libraries’ institutional repository. The Notre Dame Press Collection will allow members of the broader Notre Dame community to have free access to all the books available in the collection. The collection will continue to expand as more backlist titles are digitized and through the publication of new books. This collection demonstrates the mutual commitment of UNDP and the Hesburgh Libraries to disseminate innovative, influential, and enduring scholarship to the broadest possible audience.

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  • Author(s):
    Alasdair MacIntyre
    Subject(s):
    Virtue, Virtues, Ethics
    Abstract:

    When After Virtue first appeared in 1981, it was recognized as a significant and potentially controversial critique of contemporary moral philosophy. Newsweek called it a stunning new study of ethics by one of the foremost moral philosophers in the English-speaking world.“ Since that time, the book has been translated into more than fifteen foreign languages and has sold over one hundred thousand copies. Now, twenty-five years later, the University of Notre Dame Press is pleased to rel…

    Date Published:
    2007-03-06
    Date Created:
    2007-03-06
    Resource Type
    Book Chapter
  • Author(s):
    Gregory Mellema
    Subject(s):
    Responsibility, Accomplices
    Abstract:

    In Complicity and Moral Accountability, Gregory Mellema presents a philosophical approach to the moral issues involved in complicity. Starting with a taxonomy of Thomas Aquinas, according to whom there are nine ways for one to become complicit in the wrongdoing of another, Mellema analyzes each kind of complicity and examines the moral status of someone complicit in each of these ways. Mellema’s central argument is that one must perform a contributing action to qualify as an accomplice, a…

    Date Published:
    2016-04-15
    Date Created:
    2016-04-15
    Resource Type
    Book Chapter
  • Author(s):
    Mark William Roche
    Subject(s):
    Education, Humanistic--United States, Education, Higher--United States, Universities and colleges--United States--Administration
    Abstract:

    In Realizing the Distinctive University: Vision and Values, Strategy and Culture, Mark William Roche changes the terms of the debate about American higher education. A former dean of the College of Arts and Letters at the University of Notre Dame, Roche argues for the importance of an institutional vision, not simply a brand, and while he extols the value of entrepreneurship, he defines it in contrast to the corporate drive toward commercialization and demands for business management models…

    Date Published:
    2017-02-28
    Date Created:
    2017-02-28
    Resource Type
    Book Chapter
  • Author(s):
    Josef Pieper
    Subject(s):
    Cardinal Virtues
    Abstract:

    In The Four Cardinal Virtues, Joseph Pieper delivers a stimulating quartet of essays on the four cardinal virtues. He demonstrates the unsound overvaluation of moderation that has made contemporary morality a hollow convention and points out the true significance of the Christian virtues.

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    Date Published:
    1990-03-31
    Date Created:
    1990-03-31
    Resource Type
    Book Chapter
  • Author(s):
    W. Norris Clarke, S.J.
    Subject(s):
    Thomists, Metaphysics
    Abstract:

    When it is taught today, metaphysics is often presented as a fragmented view of philosophy that ignores the fundamental issues of its classical precedents. Eschewing these postmodern approaches, W. Norris Clarke finds an integrated vision of reality in the wisdom of Aquinas and here offers a contemporary version of systematic metaphysics in the Thomistic tradition. The One and the Many presents metaphysics as an integrated whole which draws on Aquinas’ themes, structure, and insight witho…

    Date Published:
    2015-11-30
    Date Created:
    2015-11-30
    Resource Type
    Book Chapter
  • Author(s):
    Stanley Hauerwas
    Subject(s):
    Christian ethics
    Abstract:

    Stanley Hauerwas presents an overall introduction to the themes and method that have distinguished his vision of Christian ethics. Emphasizing the significance of Jesus’ life and teaching in shaping moral life, The Peaceable Kingdom stresses the narrative character of moral rationality and the necessity of a historic community and tradition for morality. Hauerwas systematically develops the importance of character and virtue as elements of decision making and spirituality and stresses n…

    Date Published:
    1991-08-31
    Date Created:
    1991-08-31
    Resource Type
    Book Chapter
  • Author(s):
    Thomas A. Lewis
    Subject(s):
    Religion--Philosophy, Ethics, Liberty, Tradition (Philosophy), Philosophical anthropology
    Abstract:

    Freedom and Tradition in Hegel stands at the intersection of three vital currents in contemporary ethics: debates over philosophical anthropology and its significance for ethics, reevaluations of tradition and modernity, and a resurgence of interest in Hegel. Thomas A. Lewis engages these three streams of thought in light of Hegel’s recently published Vorlesungen über die Philosophie des Geistes. Drawing extensively on these lectures, Lewis addresses an important lacuna in Hegelian scho…

    Date Published:
    2005-05-12
    Date Created:
    2016-09-15
    Resource Type
    Book
  • Author(s):
    Brad J. Kallenberg
    Subject(s):
    Hauerwas, Stanley, 1940-, Christian ethics, Wittgenstein, Ludwig, 1889-1951
    Abstract:

    Wittgenstein, one of the most influential, and yet widely misunderstood, philosophers of our age, confronted his readers with aporias-linguistic puzzles-as a means of countering modern philosophical confusions over the nature of language without replicating the same confusions in his own writings. In Ethics as Grammar, Brad Kallenberg uses the writings of theological ethicist Stanley Hauerwas as a foil for demonstrating how Wittgenstein’s method can become concrete within the Christian …

    Date Published:
    2001-09-14
    Date Created:
    2016-09-15
    Resource Type
    Book
  • Author(s):
    David Walsh
    Subject(s):
    Transcendence (Philosophy), Philosophical anthropology
    Abstract:

    Readers expecting a traditional philosophical work will be surprised and delighted by David Walsh’s Politics of the Person as the Politics of Being, his highly original reflection on the transcendental nature of the person. A specialist in political theory, Walsh breaks new ground in this volume, arguing, as he says in the introduction, “that the person is transcendence, not only as an aspiration, but as his or her very reality. Nothing is higher. That is what _Politics of the Pers…

    Date Published:
    2015-12-14
    Date Created:
    2016-03-15
    Resource Type
    Book
  • Author(s):
    Mikael Stenmark
    Subject(s):
    Rationalism
    Abstract:

    Mikael Stenmark examines four models of rationality and argues for a discussion of rationality that takes into account the function and aim of such human practices as science and religion.

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    Copyright for most content is held by The University of Notre Dame. Reproduction of all or any portion of content constitutes a violation of copyright. You must obtain permission from The Copyright Clearance Center or The University of Notre Dame Press in order to reprint (or ad…

    Date Published:
    2016-09-15
    Date Created:
    2016-09-15
    Resource Type
    Book
  • Author(s):
    Jeffrey P. Bishop
    Subject(s):
    Thanatology--United States, Death--Moral and ethical aspects--United States, Medical ethics--United States, Terminal care--United States
    Abstract:

    In this original and compelling book, Jeffrey P. Bishop, a philosopher, ethicist, and physician, argues that something has gone sadly amiss in the care of the dying by contemporary medicine and in our social and political views of death, as shaped by our scientific successes and ongoing debates about euthanasia and the “right to die”-or to live. The Anticipatory Corpse: Medicine, Power, and the Care of the Dying, informed by Foucault’s genealogy of medicine and power as well a…

    Date Published:
    2011-09-19
    Date Created:
    2016-03-15
    Resource Type
    Book
  • Author(s):
    Roy A. Clouser
    Subject(s):
    Reductionism, Science--Theory reduction, Philosophy and religion, Theory (Philosophy), Religion and science
    Abstract:

    Written for undergraduates, the educated layperson, and scholars in fields other than philosophy, The Myth of Religious Neutrality offers a radical reinterpretation of the general relations between religion, science, and philosophy. This new edition has been completely revised and updated by the author.

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    Date Published:
    2005-05-15
    Date Created:
    2016-03-15
    Resource Type
    Book