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From left to right:  Gillian Johnston, Dr Meredith Plug, Professor Maria Baghramian, Dr Tatjana von Solodkoff, Dr Peter Larsen, Dr Lisa Foran, Dr Melanie Altanian, Helena McCann, Dr Georgios Petropoulos, Dr Silvia Ivani, Dr Danielle Petherbridge, Professor Maeve Cooke, Dr Tim Mooney, Professor Jim O'Shea, Dr Jenny Knell, Dr Elmar Unnsteinsson, Dr John Maguire, Dr Ruth Boeker, Dr Patrick Dawson, Dr Graham Clay

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Rowland Stout

Rowland Stout

Full Professor | Head of School

Interests: Philosophy of agency, moral philosophy, the nature of rationality, emotions, processes, causation, and the metaphysics of mind.

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Maria Baghramian

Full Professor

Interests: Philosophy of language; contemporary American philosophy (Putnam, Davidson, Rorty and Quine); relativism and rationality; pragmatism; philosophy of mind; cognitive science.

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Ruth Boeker

Associate Professor

interests: Early Modern Philosophy (especially Locke and his contemporaries), Early Modern Women Philosophers, Scottish Enlightenment Philosophy, History of Ethics, Personal Identity, Agency.

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Dragos Calma

Associate Professor

Interests: History of Philosophy and Theology in the Middle Ages (12th-16th centuries), Metaphysics, theories of Soul, Neoplatonism, reception of Arabic thought in the Latin West, Averroism.

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Joseph Cohen

Associate Professor

Interests: German Idealism, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Phenomenology (Husserl, Heidegger, Levinas, Sartre, Merleau-Ponty), Hermeneutics (Gadamer, Ricoeur), French contemporary philosophy (Derrida, Deleuze, Lyotard, Foucault), Critical Theory, Jewish Philosophy.

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Maeve Cooke

Full Professor

Interests: critical social theory; political philosophy, philosophy of law, philosophy of religion, autonomy and authority, protest and resistance, critical theorizing in the Anthropocene

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Christopher Cowley

Associate Professor

Interests: ethics, moral psychology, philosophy of criminal law

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Tim Crowley

Assistant Professor

Interests: Ancient Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Political Philosophy

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Daniel Esmonde Deasy

Associate Professor | Director, UCD Newman Centre for the Study of Religions

Interests: Philosophy of time, especially theories of time and change; metaphysics of modality; philosophy of religion

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Lisa Foran

Assistant Professor

Interests: phenomenology, hermeneutics, philosophy of translation, ethics, aesthetics, untranslatable, nationalism, memory

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Silvia Ivani

Teaching Fellow

Interests: philosophy of science, feminist philosophy, and social epistemology

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Tim Mooney

Associate Professor

Interests: phenomenology, the philosophy of subjectivity and deconstruction, with particular reference to Heidegger and Derrida; Husserl and Merleau-Ponty.

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Brian O'Connor

Full Professor

Interests: Social philosophy; history of German philosophy (especially German idealism and its successors); philosophy of history; psychoanalytic social criticism.

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Katherine O'Donnell

Professor

Interests: History of Ideas in Eighteenth-century Ireland; feminist philosophy and gender theory; aesthetic, cultural and social theory; Buddhism in the West.

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Jim O'Shea

Professor

Interests: Kant, Hume, Pragmatism, Perception, Sellars, History of Analytic Philosophy

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Danielle Petherbridge

Associate Professor | Director, UCD Centre for Ethics in Public Life

Interests: Phenomenology, Social Philosophy, subjectivity and intersubjectivity; Critical Phenomenology (especially, race, perception, affect, habit); medical humanities; phenomenological approaches to dementia and mental illness; recognition theory

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Elmar Unnsteinsson

Assistant Professor | Ad Astra Fellow

Interests: Philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, semantics, history of analytic philosophy

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Tatjana von Solodkoff

Assistant Professor

Interests: Ontology, Metaontology, Fiction, fictional characters, fictional names, value of death

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Dr Keith A. Wilson

Keith A. Wilson

Assistant Professor

Interests: Philosophy of perception, temporal experience, philosophy of mind, psychology and the cognitive sciences, Thomas Reid and the Scottish Enlightenment

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