Philosophy Faculty


Brian O'Connor

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

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.

Ruth Boeker

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

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.

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.

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

Christopher Cowley

Associate Professor
Interests: ethics, moral psychology, philosophy of criminal law

Tim Crowley

Assistant Professor
Interests: Ancient Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Daniel Esmonde Deasy

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

Lisa Foran

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

Timothy Mooney

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

Katherine O'Donnell

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

Jim O'Shea

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

Silvia Panizza

Teaching Fellow
Interests: Meta ethics, moral psychology, animal ethics, philosophy of literature

Danielle Petherbridge

Assistant Professor
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

Markus Schlosser

Assistant Professor
Interests: Philosophy of action, Philosophy of mind, Eastern Philosophy (esp. Advaita Vedanta and Buddhism)

Rowland Stout

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

Elmar Unnsteinsson

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

Tatjana von Solodkoff

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