Meghan Sullivan is the Wilsey Family Collegiate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame. She serves as Director of the NDIAS, a university-wide research institute based in Notre Dame Research. Sullivan’s research tends to focus on philosophical problems concerning time, modality, rational planning, value theory, and religious belief (and sometimes all five at once). She has two books: Time Biases (OUP, 2018) and The Good Life Method (Penguin, 2022 – with Paul Blaschko). She is now writing a book on the role love plays in grounding moral, political and religious reasoning. It is tentatively entitled Agapism: Moral Responsibility and Our Inner Lives. Sullivan teaches courses at all levels and founded Notre Dame’s God and the Good Life Program. GGL introduces undergraduates to big philosophical questions concerning happiness, morality and meaning… and key methods for wrestling with them. Sullivan is deeply interested in the ways philosophy contributes to the good life and the best methods for promoting philosophical thought. Sullivan served as the Principal Investigator for the Mellon Foundation’s Philosophy as a Way of Life grant (2018-2022). In 2021, Sullivan was honored with one of Notre Dame’s Joyce Awards for Teaching and with the Provost’s All-Faculty Team Award. Sullivan is a co-editor for the journal Nous. She also serves as an Executive Committee Member-At-Large for the American Philosophical Association (Central Division) and is co-chair (with Kenny Easwaran) of the 2023 Central APA Program Committee. She serves on way too many committees and frequently does research with postdocs, graduate and undergraduate students. Sullivan has degrees from the University of Virginia (BA: Philosophy and Politics, Highest Distinction), Oxford (B.Phil: Philosophy), and Rutgers (PhD: Philosophy). She studied at Oxford as a US Rhodes Scholar (Balliol College).
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