Undergraduate Programmes

 

An overview of the undergraduate philosophy programmes at UCD can be found on the MyUCD Philosophy page.

 

Curricular Streams

Some students find the choice of philosophy modules at second and third year bewildering. The following is designed to recommend certain ‘streams’ through the philosophy curriculum. Students who are interested in module A in second year will probably, we think, be interested in module B in third year. Or, conversely, second-year students looking forward to their third year might be interested in topic B, and we would therefore recommend taking module A in their second year to prepare themselves properly. We stress that these are only recommendations; the School does not have any formal system of prerequisites.

In addition to recommending that students follow one of these streams, we also recommend more generally that students inform themselves about the content, structure and assessment of individual modules, by:

(i) contacting individual staff members ahead of time to ask for the most recent module outline or for a summer reading list;

(ii) attending as many lectures as they can in the first week of a given semester, since students can change their enrolment up until the end of the second week;

(iii) those in third year should also consult the current Graduate Student Handbook (available on-line, on the ‘graduate’ page) to examine the modules available at the MA level. 

 

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Year 1: Existentialism and Humanism

Year 2: Hume and Kant, Phenomenology & Existentialism, Phenomenological Interpretations

Year 3: Nietzsche, German Idealism, Philosophies of Freedom, Philosophy of Interpretation, Critical Theory, Contemporary Phenomenology

Year 1: Problems of Philosophy

Year 2: Philosophy of Mental Disorder, Knowledge and Scepticism, Mind & World in Early Modern Philosophy

Year 3: Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Communication

Year 1: Problems of Philosophy, Reason & Paradox

Year 2: Logic, Philosophy of Science, Knowledge and Scepticism, Metaphysics

Year 3: Philosophy of Communication, Philosophy of Interpretation, Philosophy of Religion

Year 1: Introduction to Moral Philosophy, The Search for Meaning

Year 2: Aristotle, Feminist Legal Theory, Applied Ethics

Year 3: Critical Theory, Philosophy of Law, Philosophies of Freedom, Philosophy of Religion, History of Ethics

Year 1: Introduction to Modern Philosophy, Introduction to Greek Philosophy

Year 2: Aristotle, Hume and Kant, Mind and World in Early Modern Philosophy, Beauty and Terror in the 18thCentury, Phenomenological Interpretations

Year 3: German Idealism , Nietzsche, Plato’s Timaeus, History of Ethics

Timetables 2016-2017

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PROVISIONAL TIMETABLE
 
Semester 1 (12 Sept - 2 Dec 2016) Semester 2 (23 Jan - 10 Mar & 27 Mar - 28 Apr 2017)

Introduction to Modern Philosophy
PHIL 10030
Assoc Prof Tim Mooney
Tues @ 9-10 Th M & Thurs @ 9-10 Th M
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Reason and Paradox
PHIL 10160
Dr Daniel Deasy
Tues @ 12-1 Th Q and Thurs @ 11-12 Th M
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Introduction to Problems of Philosophy
PHIL 10020
Prof. Rowland Stout
Thursday @ 1-2 Th L & Fri @ 2-3 Th M

Existentialism and Humanism
PHIL 10100
Prof Maeve Cooke/Dr Peter White
Tues @ 9-10 Th L & Thurs @ 9-10 Th L
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Introduction to Moral Philosophy 
PHIL 10040
Dr Christopher Cowley/Dr Joseph Cohen
Tues @ 12-1 Th M & Thurs @ 11-12 Th M
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Introduction to Greek Philosophy
PHIL 10070
Dr Tim Crowley
Thurs @ 1-2 H2.22 SCH & Fri @ 2-3 Th Q
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The Search for Meaning 
PHIL 10110
Assoc Prof Katherine O'Donnell
Mon @ 4-5 H2.22 SCH & Wed @ 2-3 L023 SUTH

Module outline level one

PROVISIONAL TIMETABLE  
Semester 1 (12 Sept - 2 Dec 2016) Semester 2 (23 Jan - 10 Mar & 27 Mar - 28 Apr 2017)

Philosophy & Mental Disorder PHIL 20460
Prof. Brian O'Connor
Mon @ 11-12 129 SCN & Wed @ 12-1 H1.37 SCH (wk 1-4) 

129 SCN (wk 5-12)
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Phenomenology & Existentialism
PHIL 20500
Dr Danielle Petherbridge
Tues @ 10-11 Th N and Thurs @ 10-11 Th N
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Aristotle: Ethics & Politics PHIL 20350
Dr Tim Crowley
Wed @ 3-4 G107 & Fri @ 11-12 L107 LIB
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Analytic Revolution PHIL 20480
Dr Ed Nettel
Mon @ 1-2 135 ENG & Wed @ 1-2 Clinton Aud
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Feminist Legal Theory PHIL 20510
Dr Clara Fischer
Thurs @ 1-2 G107
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Knowledge & Scepticism PHIL 20490
Dr Daniel Deasy
Tues @ 4-5 S3.56 SCS & Thurs @ 3-4 Th R
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Logic: Informal and Formal PHIL 20020
Dr Tatjana von Solodkoff
Mon @ 10-11 Th N & Wed @ 10-11 NTh 1

Philosophy of Science PHIL 20320
Dr Markus Schlosser
Mon @ 1-2 G109 & Wed @ 1-2 G-09 AG
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Hume & Kant PHIL 20060
Prof. Jim O'Shea
Tues @ 10-11 NTh 1 & Thurs @ 10-11 FS01 AG
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Mind & World in Early Modern Philosophy PHIL 20520
Dr Ruth Boeker
Mon @ 10-11 G107 & Wed @ 10-11 G108
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Applied Ethics PHIL 20240
Prof Rowland Stout / Dr Tatjana von Solodkoff
Tues @ 4-5 G107 & Thurs @ 3-4 G109
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Metaphysics PHIL 20280
Prof Rowland Stout / Dr Tatjana von Solodkoff
Mon @ 11-12 G107 & Wed @ 12-1 L107 LIB
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Beauty and Terror PHIL 20540
Assoc Prof Katherine O'Donnell
Monday @ 2-4 NTh 1
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Phenomenological Interpretations PHIL 20530
Dr Joseph Cohen
Wed @ 3-4 121 ENG & Fri @ 11-12 Th O

Module outline level two

PROVISIONAL TIMETABLE  
Semester 1 (12 Sept - 2 Dec 2016) Semester 2 (23 Jan - 10 Mar & 27 Mar - 28 Apr 2017)

German Idealism PHIL 30110
Prof. Brian O'Connor
Mon @ 2-3 A109  Wed @ 4-5 F102
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Philosophy of Communication PHIL 30540
Dr Thomas Hodgson
Mon @ 10-11 L246 (Law) and Wed @ 10-11 B154B SCW
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Philosophy of Language PHIL 30070
Dr Ed Nettel
Mon @ 11-12 L143 (Law) & Wed @ 12-1 A109
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Nietzsche PHIL 30470
Dr Joseph Cohen
Mon @ 1-2 F101  Wed @ 1-2 NTh 1
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Plato's Timaeus PHIL 30560
Dr Tim Crowley
Tues @ 10-11 F103A & Thurs @ 10-11 G108
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Philosophy of Interpretation PHIL 30280
Assoc Prof Tim Mooney
Tues @ 4-5 A106 & Thurs @ 3-4 A105
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Philosophy of Mind PHIL 30030
Dr Markus Schlosser
Tues @ 2-3 G108 & Thurs @ 2-3 G108

Philosophy of Law PHIL 30260
Dr Christopher Cowley / Dr Richard Collins
Wed @ 2-4 L143 (Law)
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Philosophy of Religion PHIL 30520
Dr Daniel Deasy / Dr Christopher Cowley
Mon @ 10-11 G109 & Wed @ 10-11 L107 LIB 
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Philosophies of Freedom PHIL 30510
Dr Danielle Petherbridge / Dr Paddy McQueen
Mon @ 11-12 F102 & Wed @ 12-1 L143 (Law)
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History of Ethics PHIL 30490
Dr Ruth Boeker
Mon @ 1-2 F102 & Wed @ 1-2 N Th1
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Honours Seminar PHIL 30550
Prof Brian O'Connor / Prof Rowland Stout
Thurs @ 11-1 L540 LIB

**students wishing to register for this seminar should contact philosophy@ucd.ie**

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Critical Theory PHIL 30300
Prof Maeve Cooke
Tues @ 4-5 G109 & Thurs @ 3-4 A109
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Contemporary Phenomenology PHIL 30500
Dr Joseph Cohen
Thurs @ 1-3 L143 (Law)

Module outline level three