Events in the UCD School of Philosophy
Upcoming events in 2014
6 October. Second Annual Front Line Defenders Lecture. In association with UCD School of Philosophy, UCD School of Politics & International Relations, UCD School of Law and TCD School of Law. Click below for the video of his talk.
17-18 October. Workshop: 'Conscience, Conscientious Objection and Whistle-Blowing'. See the Conscience Project page for further details.
13-15 November. Workshop: 'Forgiveness, mercy and pardons'. Organised by Christopher Cowley. Details TBA.
Past events in 2014
31 January. Philosophy and Literature Graduate Symposium. Topic: “Heroes”.
20-21 February. Conference: Is there a phenomenology of unconsciousness?. In association with the UCD International Centre for Newman Studies, the French Embassy in Dublin, and Ecole Normale Supérieure, Archives Husserl, Paris.
28 February. Public Lecture by Prof Richard Kearney, 'Poetics of the Sacred'
7-8 March. 3rd annual meeting of the Association of Adorno Studies. Newman House, 85/86 St Stephen's Green, Dublin 2.
29-30 March 2014. Dublin Graduate Philosophy Conference. See: tiny.cc/duality
31 March - 2 April. Agnes Cuming Lectures in Philosophy by Prof J David Velleman (New York University) on "A Relativist Metaethics."
4 April at 4 pm. Public Lecture by Prof Bernard McGinn, 'Comprehending the Incomprehensible: John Scottus Eriugena as Mystic'. Prof McGinn is the Naomi Shenstone Donnelley Professor Emeritus of Historical Theology and of the History of Christianity, University of Chicago. The lecture will take place in Newman House, 85/86 St Stephen's Green, Dublin 2. Admission is free but space is limited. Those wishing to attend should book a place with the UCD School of Philosophy.
5 April. Dr Charlotte Blease, IRC Postdoctoral Fellow in UCD School of Philosophy, is speaking at the TEDxFulbright event in Dublin. Her talk is entitled 'The Medicine Game: Healthcare’s Dirty Secrets and What Everyone should Know about the Art of Medicine.' TEDxFulbrightDublin will comprise a full-day program for 100 participants with 16 talks of between 5 and 18 minutes, 3 networking breaks, lunch, facilitated activities and a closing reception. Visionary, dynamic, and succinct talks will be delivered by rising members, established alumni and friends of the Fulbright community based on the TED conference structure. Speakers are composed of researchers, entrepreneurs, designers, musicians, performers, and more.
Please see the video of her talk in our "News" section.
30-31 May. International Conference on "Philosophy, Literature, America", organized by The American Voice Project (american-voice.org). Conference will take place at Newman House. Participation is free but space is limited. To confirm your attendance, or with any other enquiries, please email email@example.com
4-6 June. University College Dublin will host the Royal Institute of Philosophy Annual Conference on 4-6 June 2014. The topic will be 'Supererogation'. See here for more details: RIP Supererogation Conference
18 June: Common Minds Workshop with Philip Pettit
20 June: Public Lecture by Philip Pettit: "The Infrastructure of Democracy"
Please see the video of his talk in our "News" section.
21 June: Garret FitzGerald School with Philip Pettit
23 June: Collective Responsibility Workshop with Philip Pettit
Further details to be announced soon. Queries to firstname.lastname@example.org
19-20 June. Conference on The Future of the Body: Phenomenology, Medicine, and the (Post)Human. Organised by Dylan Trigg (UCD) and Luna Dolezal (Trinity). Hosted by Trinity College Dublin.
24-26 June. Conference: Psychotherapy and the Placebo Effect: an Ethical Analysis.
27-28 June Conference: Hegel and Resistance
Events in 2013
- UCD Philosophers in the media: Interview with Prof Dermot Moran in honour of World Philosophy Day 2013 on Newstalk Radio (his segment starts about 7 minutes in, part 2) and Prof Brian O'Connor's interview with 3:AM Magazine on Adorno's Negative Dialectic and So on. Dr Joseph Cohen's interview on RTE Radion One (Today with Sean O'Rourke, 29 Nov 2013, about 45 minutes in) about 'The Last of the Unjust' - Film by Claude Lanzmann.
- Prof Dermot Moran elected President of the International Federation of Philosophical Societies, 9 August 2013
- UCD philosophers are taking part in the XXIII World Congress of Philosophy in Athens, Greece on 4-10 August 2013. Prof Dermot Moran is President of the Organising Committee.
- UCD honours world-leading philosopher, Professor John H. McDowell.
- Prof Noam Chomsky (MIT) gave two talks at the invitation of the UCD School of Philosophy and UCD Philosophy Society in April 2013.
- Prof Maria Baghramian and Dr Aine Kelly were awarded Fulbright scholarships for 2013-14.
- Prof Dermot Moran was awarded the Gold Medal in the Humanities from the Royal Irish Academy. The award recognises outstanding contribution to the recipient's field. Prof Moran is the first philosopher to receive this prestigious award.
26 January. English and Philosophy Graduate Symposium. Topic: 'Visions'
4-6 April. Dublin Graduate Philosophy Conference – Perception and Understanding
April. Prof. Noam Chomsky gave two talks at the invitation of the UCD School of Philosophy and UCD Philosophy Society. See the two Youtube videos of the event:
19-20 April. Program Husserl and Patocka Workshop
23-25 April. Agnes Cuming Lectures - Two Questions about Perception by Prof John Mc Dowell (Pittsburgh)
26 April. 2013 Annual Wittgenstein Conference
8-10 May. Conference: Discovering the "We": Phenomenology of Sociality.
27 June. Colin Koopman Genealogy as Critique
6 September. Is Civil Society the Good Society? - a conference with Prof Jeffrey C Alexander (Yale). The conference was hosted by UCD School of Philosophy and UCD School of Sociology. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82XgLHkctcc&feature=youtu.be
11-12 October. Symposium with Peter Sloterdijk Reading and Thinking. UCD International Centre for Newman Studies. In collaboration with the Goethe Institute – Dublin, Zentrum fur Kunst und Medientechnologie - Karlsruhe, and the Embassy of the Netherlands.
29 November. Philosophy, Politics and Law Graduate Symposium.
Events in 2012
19 January. Humour and Morality a public lecture by Professor Noel Carroll (City University of New York).
21 January. Spectres - UCD/TCD Philosophy & Literature Postgraduate Conference.
27 January. Inaugural Session of the Society for Women in Philosophy - Ireland.
10 February. Heidegger and the Question of Subjectivity (in association with the Irish Phenomenological Circle)
17-18 February. Dublin Graduate Philosophy Conference
25 February. Hermeneutics and Deconstruction
20-22 March: Agnes Cuming Lecture Series - Prof Christine M Korsgaard (Harvard University)
30 March. Hegel's Philosophy of Right
31 March. Conference: Encountering the Other: Philosophical Perspectives on Recognition
26 April. Celebrating Wittgenstein - Ludwig Wittgenstein - A Symposium
9-11 May. Workshop on Judgement, Responsibility, and the Life-World, Prague, sponsored by the Australasian Phenomenology and Hermeneutics Association (APHA) in collaboration with Philosophy at Murdoch University, the School of Philosophy, University College Dublin, and the Jan Patočka Archive at the Center for Theoretical Study and the Institute for Philosophy at the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic as part of the ARC funded project Judgement, Responsibility and the Life-World. (PI: Dermot Moran)
11-12 June. The American Style in Philosophy (sponsored by IRCHSS New Ideas in association with the School of Philosophy)
28 September. Workshop on Epistemology with Prof Richard Fumerton
13 October. Workshop on Racism with Prof Bill Lawson
17 November. Workshop on Why Tolerate Religion? with Prof Brian Leiter (WORLD PHILOSOPHY DAY)
23 November. Workshop on Heidegger and the Political
29-30 November. Life-World and the Natural World: Husserl & Patocka
2011 and earlier events
Law, State and Religion - An Inter-disciplinary Conference in Honour of Dr Shirin Ebadi 16-17 September 2011. Dr Ebadi was also awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws by UCD.
One-day Nietzsche conference, 11 April 2011
Dublin Graduate Philosophy Conference, 25-26 March 2011
Agnes Cuming lectures by Prof. Terry Irwin, 21-22 March 2011
Ranciere Workshop, February 2011
Symposium: Transgression and the Sacred, 22-23 February 2011
Symposium: Of God in Philosophy, Saturday 26 February 2011
15 October 2010. Workshop seminar 'On Sovereignty' with Professor Yves-Charles Zarka, University of Paris.
8 October 2010. Aporo workshop on Michael Lynch's book Truth as One and Many
9 October 2010. Aporo workshop: Concept and property
10-11 September 2010: 21st Century Heidegger - Session Programme
Prof. Dermot Moran has been invited to teach a Masterclass in Phenomenology at the Edwin Cheng Foundation Asian Centre for Phenomenology
Research Institute for the Humanities, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, for two weeks in July/August (19 July-4th August).
Lecture by Professor Jürgen Habermas (emeritus, University of Frankfurt am Main) 'The Political': The Rational Meaning of a Questionable Inheritance of Political Theology, 15 June 2010.
Intersubjectivity and Empathy workshop, 5-6 May 2010
workshop on Professor Thomas McCarthy’s book, Race, Empire and the Idea of Human Development (CUP, 2009) on Tuesday, 13 April 2010.
Translation and Philosophy Symposium, 25-26 March 2010
Charles Taylor, professor emeritus of McGill University, took part in several events organised by the UCD School of Philosophy in association with the UCD School of Politics and International Relations. The title of his public lecture was 'Against reductive explanation'.
Prof. Ilkka Niiniluoto, Chancellor of the University of Helsinki, and philosopher, visits UCD on 21 January 2010
The Schelling Symposium, 9 November 2009
Aporo seminar with Noam Chomsky, 2 November 2009
Conference on Derrida and America 12-13 June 2009
Keynote Speakers – Prof.Christina Howells (Oxford University) and Prof. Julian Wolfreys (Loughborough University)
Professor Seyla Benhabib: "Hannah Arendt and Raphael Lemkin: International Law in the Shadow of Totalitarianism" 23 April 2009, 6pm in Clinton Auditorium.
'La Littérature et le voeu de pauvreté' Mireille Calle-Grüber (Professeur de Littérature fraçaise, Université la Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris III) Newman Building, A318 23 March 2009, 5pm
Workshop in Cognitive Science and Philosophy of Mind: Monday 9 March 2009.
Conference to honour Alasdair MacIntyre on his 80th birthday 6-8 March 2009.
Prof. Terry Eagleton delivers the Philosophy Society's 2009 Inaugural Lecture on 'The Irish Sublime' 3 March 2009
Prof. Axel Honneth (University of Frankfurt) delivers The Agnes Cuming Lectures on "Work and Recognition: The Morality of Markets" and "The Fabric of Justice:The Limits of Contemporary Proceduralism, 25-26 February, 2009.
Friday 13th February 2009: The 2nd Alexander von Humboldt Symposium: "Brains become Minds when they learn to Dance with other Brains" Prof. Lenny Moss.
4th Annual Joint Conference of the Society for European Philosophy and the Forum for European Philosophy - 29-31 August 2008
Intercorporality and Intersubjectivity, 6-7 June 2008
Attention: Fundamental Questions - A workshop on the metaphysics, psychology, epistemology and neuroscience of attention. 29-31 May 2008
Naturalism, Normativity and 'The Space of Reasons'. - 28-29 March 2008
Dermot Moran's Routledge Companion to Twentieth Century Philosophy and Jim O'Shea's Sellars: Naturalism with a Normative Turn are launched.
Philosophy of Language Workshop - 18 June 2007
Hilary Putnam Conference, 11-14 March 2007
German Idealism and Normativity Conference, hosted by The Normativity Research Project, March 2007
UCD School of Philosophy hosts Noam Chomsky, January 2006