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I’m mainly interested in three broad philosophical issues:

  • TIME: What does it mean to say time passes? What is change?  And how should the passage of time affect our beliefs and values?
  • MODALITY: What does it mean to say some state is “possible” or “necessary”?  What facts determine what kinds of change are possible?
  • RELIGIOUS BELIEF: What opportunities and puzzles does religious pluralism raise for rational religious belief?  What opportunities and puzzles does the prevalence of evil raise for rational religious belief?  And in what respects (if any) is religious language special?

Check out my CV  or my more complete Research Description for more information.

I’m also committed to making philosophy accessible to a broad audience.  I am currently developing a large-lecture course for Notre Dame students called God and the Good Life which tackles four questions from different philosophical frameworks: (1) What should you believe? (2) Should you practice a religion? (3) What (if any) are the absolute moral limits? and (4) What (if anything) does it mean to have led a “meaningful” life?  I also periodically write public philosophy pieces for venues like the Huffington Post. You can read some of those on my Popular Press page.

Want to know more?  Check out the links above or send me an email at sullivan-dot-meghan-at-gmail-dot-com.

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