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Upcoming events in 2015

See here for the list of Visiting speakers this semester. See also News.

18 & 19 November. Agnes Cuming Lectures in Philosophy: Prof Quentin Skinner (Queen Mary University of London)
Overall title, ‘Hobbes and the state’.   
Lecture I ‘Hobbes and the person of the state’
Lecture II ‘Hobbes and the iconography of the state’
Quentin Skinner Lectures

20 & 21 November. 
UCD School of Philosophy is holding a workshop,  "Rethinking Political Authority: Politics, Law and Freedom" in Newman House on Friday 20 and Saturday 21 November. Participation is free but prior registration is ESSENTIAL, as the Iveagh Room cannot accommodate more than 30 persons (the speakers/panellists and chairs already amount to 15). If you wish to be part of the workshop, please email Participants are asked to commit to attending on both days, if at all possible. 

Rethinking Political Authority Programme

The workshop is supported by a Irish Research Council New Foundations Award and by UCD School of Philosophy.

27 & 28 November. Society for Women in Philosophy - Ireland
4th Annual Conference and General Meeting

Ways of Knowing: Feminist Philosophy of Science and Epistemology

Wednesday 20th January 2016

Professor Richard Kearney The Hermeneutics of Wounds at 5pm, Wednesday 20th January in the Physics Theatre, Newman House, 86 St. Stephen's Green, Dublin 2

Events in 2015

21 January 2015.  Workshop with Prof Dan Zahavi, (University of Copenhagen).  (Zahavi Workshop Programme

22-25 January 2015
Heidegger and “the jews” Conference

Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Centre Culturel Irlandais – Paris

Coordinated by

Bibliothèque Nationale de France
La Règle du Jeu
School of Philosophy, University College Dublin
Faculté de Philosophie, Université de Strasbourg
Le Centre Culturel Irlandais – Paris
PHILéPOL – Université Paris Descartes

Heidegger and "the jews"

6 February. Workshop with Prof Judith Butler, UC Berkeley, and Prof Jason Stanley, Yale.

19 March. Public Lecture by Prof Richard Kearney (Boston College) - Epiphanies. Hopkins, Scotus, Joyce. More details here: Epiphanies
The lecture was chaired by UCD President Emeritus Patrick Masterson. The event was sponsored by the Newman Centre and UCD Seed Funding.
President Michael D Higgins, with Prof Richard Kearney and Prof Patrick Masterson, 19 March 2015.
Photo: L-R, Michael D Higgins (President of Ireland), Prof Richard Kearney (Boston College), Prof Patrick Masterson (UCD President Emeritus)

28 March. Philosophy, Psychology and Cognitive Science Graduate Symposium - Intersubjectivity

10 & 11 April. Dublin Graduate Conference - Living in Time

16 April. Open Evening for Graduate Programmes at UCD School of Philosophy

14 & 15 May. Edith Stein and Phenomenology Workshop - more details here

8 - 13 June. Reaches of Pragmatism: Summer Institute in American Philosophy (Programme)

18 June. Prof. Luke Gibbons will give a lecture on Joyce's Ghosts 

22 August. Symposium on Philosophy and the Irish School. (Programme: Philosophy and the Irish School)
Venue: Newman House, 86 St Stephen's Green, Dublin 2.

In light of the decision to include Philosophy as an optional subject in the Junior Cycle, the focus of the day will be exploratory and our shared goal is to inquire: How ought philosophy be taught and promoted within Irish schools? To this end, we are particularly interested in the role of the pedagogy Philosophy for Children (P4C) in fostering philosophical thinking among young people.

1 September. Public Lecture by Professor Karsten Harries (Yale), Heidegger and Cassirer at Davos and the Present State of Philosophy
Prof Harries was also awarded an honorary Doctor of Literature by UCD.

14 & 15 September. Pragmatism, Wittgenstein and the Virtues: Three Heterdox Approaches to Ethics

17 September. Lecture by Prof Jennifer Saul (Sheffield): Implicit Bias, Stereotype Threat and Women in Academia.Programme: Philosophy and the Irish School
Co-sponsored with the UCD College of Social Sciences and Law and the Society for Women in Philosophy - Ireland

18 September. Mentoring Day organised by the Society for Women in Philosophy - Ireland

22 October. Prof. Graham Parkes (University College Cork) will hold a seminar entitled: "Restructuring the Polity with Plato, the Confucians and Xi Jinping". ‌​The ​seminar will take place at 4pm on Thursday 22nd October in the Newman Seminar Room, Iveagh, Newman House, 86 St Stephen's Green, Dublin 2.

30 October. The First-Person Perspective in Agency
This event is free and open to all, but numbers are limited and registration is required. To register please send an email to:
Venue: Newman House, 86 St Stephen's Green, Dublin 2.

6 & 7 November. Annual Conference of the Irish Philosophical Society: John Henry Newman and Philosophy
Venu: Newman House, 86 St Stephen's Green, Dublin 2. Sponsored by the UCD International Centre for Newman Studies

Keynote address
Friday 6th November, 5.00 pm

Pascal Engel (University of Geneva)

"How to cut the doxastic cake : Newman and his contemporary followers "

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