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I work for the University of Notre Dame as Rev. John J. Cavanaugh Professor Emeritus in Humanities in the Program of Liberal Studies and Graduate Program in History and Philosophy of Science. My e-mail adddress is Crowe.1@nd.edu

My work address is:
Program of Liberal Studies

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN 46556
Telephone: Work: 574-631-6212; Home: 574-272-3426


  • 1958 B.A. (Program of Liberal Studies) and B.S. (Science), University of Notre Dame
  • 1965 Ph.D. (History of Science with minors in Physics and Intellectual History), University of Wisconsin

    My books include:

  • M. J. Crowe, A History of Vector Analysis: The Evolution of the Idea of a Vectorial System (Notre Dame, Indiana: Univ. of Notre Dame Press, 1967), xviii + 270 pp; (New York: Dover, 1985; 1994).
  • M. J. Crowe, The Extraterrestrial Life Debate 1750-1900: The Idea of a Plurality of Worlds from Kant to Lowell (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1986, 1988), xvi + 680 pp; Dover edition, 1999; Japanese translation, 2001.
  • M. J. Crowe, Theories of the World: From Antiquity to the Copernican Revolution (New York: Dover, 1990), xi + 229. Second, revised edition 2001.
  • M. J. Crowe, (editor) The Letters and Papers of Sir John Herschel: A Guide to the Manuscripts and Microfilm (in the series: Collections from the Royal Society), (Bethesda, Maryland: University Publications of America, 1991), xxxviii + 248 pp.
  • M. J. Crowe, Modern Theories of the Universe from Herschel to Hubble (New York: Dover, 1994), xii + 435 pp.
  • M. J. Crowe (editor); David R. Dyck and James J. Kevin (associate editors), Calendar of the Correspondence of Sir John F. W. Herschel (New York: Cambridge Univ. Press, 1998), x + 828pp.
  • M. J. Crowe, Mechanics: From Aristotle to Einstein (Santa Fe, NM: Green Lion Press, 2007).
  • M. J. Crowe, The Extraterrestrial Life Debate, Antiquity to 1915: A Source Book (Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2008).
  • M. J. Crowe (ed.), Ronald Knox and Sherlock Holmes: The Origin of Sherlockian Studies (Indianapolis, IN: Wessex Press, 2011).
  • M. J. Crowe and Nicholas Ayo (ed.), Frederick J. Crosson, Ten Philosophical Essays in the Christian Tradition (Notre Dame, IN: Univ. of Notre Dame Press, 2015).
    Michael J. Crowe