Patricia Sayre


Patricia Sayre

   Professor of Philosophy




Contact Information

Mailing Address:

Department of Philosophy
Saint Mary's College
24 Spes Unica Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556

Phone: (574) 284-4538

161 E. Spes Unica Hall



Professor Sayre teaches courses in metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of religion, philosophy of language, logic, and the history of philosophy. She has a special interest in the work of Ludwig Wittgenstein. Her publications are all, in one way or another, explorations of the terrain where questions about linguistic meaning intersect with questions about the meaning of life. She is currently at work on an introductory text on logic and incorporates history and philosophy into the standard technique, and hopes soon to begin work on a book on the problem of the other minds treated as an existential difficulty. She has been the recipient of the college's teaching award, a Knight Foundation SISTAR grant for work with a student colleague, a Coolidge Research Fellowship, and is on the steering committee for the International Forum on Persons.