McMahon-Hank Professor of Philosophy
Daniel Nolan specialises in metaphysics, though he publishes on a wide range of topics in philosophy, including philosophy of science, philosophical logic, and metaethics. He joined the Notre Dame faculty in 2016, having previously held positions at the Australian National University, the University of Nottingham (UK), the University of St Andrews (UK), Syracuse University (USA) and Macquarie University (Australia). He is the author of Topics in the Philosophy of Possible Worlds and David Lewis, as well as over sixty articles.
In 2015-16 he held the William J. Bouwsma Fellowship at the National Humanities Center (Research Triangle Park, North Carolina), and in 2005 he was awarded a Philip Leverhulme Prize by the Leverhulme Trust in the United Kingdom. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities.
The late Bernard J. “Jerry” Hank (’51), who long served as a member of the Board of Trustees, and his wife, Joyce, established the McMahon-Hank Professorship as a tribute to their parents, George and Edna McMahon and Bernard and Viola Hank.