We're delighted to welcome Dr Paul Giladi to the UCD School of Philosophy as a Teaching & Research Fellow for 2017-18.


New free ebook:  Prof Susan Haack's 2016 Agnes Cuming Lectures are now available as an ebook.


In memorium: Desmond Connell.

The death has taken place on 21 February 2017 of His Eminence Cardinal Desmond Connell, Professor Emeritus of Metaphysics, University College Dublin. Prof Connell lectured in UCD from 1953 to 1988. He was appointed Chair of General Metaphysics in 1972. In 1988 he left UCD to take up the role of Archbishop of Dublin. He was later appointed Cardinal by Pope John Paul II in 2001.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis. May he rest in peace.




Upcoming events in 2017

See here for the list of visiting speakers this semester.

19-20 October. 'John Dewey and Critical Philosophies for Critical Political Times'
Including 29 speakers with keynote speakers Prof Emerita Charlene Haddock Seigfried (Purdue) and Matthew Festenstein (York).
Venue: UCD Humanities Institute
Register here.

Hosted by Dewey Studies Research Project (UCD School of Philosophy) and supported by the UCD School of Philosophy, Mind Association, Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy (SAAP), UCD Humanities Institute and UCD Clinton Institute.


Events in 2017

13 January 2017. "Rethinking the Senses" Public Lecture by

Richard Kearney 
(Charles Seelig Professor in Philosophy, Boston College)
 Friday 13th January 2017 at 6pm
Video of talk hosted by UCD International Centre for Newman Studies.

27 January. New Directions in Phenomenology Research Seminar.

28 March. "Aquinas & Joyce on Beauty: A Dialogue at Newman House" Public Lecture by Emeritus Prof Fran O'Rourke (UCD)

31 March - 1 April. Graduate Conference in Ancient Philosophy 'Physis and Psychê in Ancient Philosophy: Causes, Generation, and Change'

31 March. "On Testimony" Workshop with Prof Lizzie Fricker (Oxford) as part of When Experts Disagree Research Project.

3-5 May. Phenomenology, Empathy, Intersubjectivity. Conference.

10 May. Philosophizing Monotheism - Programme. (Philosophizing Monotheism - Abstracts)

12-13 May. Dublin Graduate Philosophy Conference 'Bridging Divides.' Dublin Graduate Conference 2017 Call for Abstracts.

23-25 May. Heidegger on Affect Workshop. (Programme)

29-30 May. 'Expertise and Expert Knowledge. What is it? Where do we find it?' Part of When Experts Disagree Research Project.

6 June. UCD Summer School for secondary school students.  Come to UCD to find out more about studying Philosophy as part of the new Social Sciences Degree.

8-9 June. Regret Workshop.

10 June. UCD Festival

15-16 June. Workshop: "Complicity‌: Ethical and Legal Issues"

  • Supported by the Society for Applied Philosophy, and the UCD Schools of Law and Philosophy.
  • Please see programme and abstracts here.‌

23 June. Anxiety Workshop. Venue: Irish Cultural Centre, Paris, France.

3-4 July. 'Disagreement in Science and Beyond' Workshop. Register to attend HERE.
Part of When Experts Disagree Research Project.

18 July. Empty Names Workshop. Details TBA. Hosted by the Dublin Philosophical Research Network.

31 August - 2 September. Trust, Expert Opinion and Policy: A multidisciplinary conference investigating questions of trust in and the trustworthiness of expert opinion.



Events in 2016

Events in 2015

Events in 2014

Events in 2013

Events in 2012

Events in 2011 and earlier