Robert Audi

Robert Audi
  • University of Notre Dame
  • John A. O'Brien Professor of Philosophy
  • Residential Fellow (2013-2014)
  • "A Theory of Moral Conduct"

Robert Audi is the John A. O’Brien Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame. His research interests focus on ethics, political philosophy, epistemology, religious epistemology, and philosophy of mind and action.

He is the author or editor of numerous books and articles, including Moral Perception (2013, Chinese translation forthcoming); Democratic Authority and the Separation of Church and State (2011); Rationality and Religious Commitment (2011, Italian translation forthcoming); Business Ethics and Ethical Business (2009, Icelandic translation forthcoming); Moral Value and Human Diversity (2007, Spanish translation forthcoming); Practical Reasoning and Ethical Decision (2006, Russian translation of Chapter 9 forthcoming); The Good in the Right: A Theory of Intuition and Intrinsic Value (2004); The Architecture of Reason: The Structure and Substance of Rationality (2001); Religious Commitment and Secular Reason (2000); and Epistemology: A Contemporary Introduction to the Theory of Knowledge (1998; third edition, 2010, Italian translation forthcoming).

Audi is a past president of the American Philosophical Association, a former editor of The Journal of Philosophical Research, and a former director of the National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institutes and Seminars on knowledge and justification (1981 and 1983), the theory of action (1984), theoretical and practical reason (1987), and naturalism (1993). He is Editor-in-Chief of The Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy (1995; third edition forthcoming).