Brian O'ConnorFull Professor
Head of School
Interests: Social philosophy; history of German philosophy (especially German idealism and its successors); philosophy of history; psychoanalytic social criticism.
Maria BaghramianFull Professor
Interests: Philosophy of language; contemporary American philosophy (Putnam, Davidson, Rorty and Quine); relativism and rationality; pragmatism; philosophy of mind; cognitive science.
Ruth BoekerAssistant Professor
interests: Early Modern Philosophy (especially Locke and his contemporaries), Early Modern Women Philosophers, Scottish Enlightenment Philosophy, History of Ethics, Personal Identity, Agency.
Dragos CalmaAssociate 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 CohenAssociate 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 CookeFull 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 CowleyAssociate Professor
Interests: ethics, moral psychology, philosophy of criminal law
Tim CrowleyAssistant Professor
Interests: Ancient Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Political Philosophy
Daniel Esmonde DeasyAssistant Professor
Interests: Philosophy of time, especially theories of time and change; metaphysics of modality; philosophy of religion
Lisa ForanAssistant Professor
Interests: phenomenology, hermeneutics, philosophy of translation, ethics, aesthetics, untranslatable, nationalism, memory
Timothy MooneyAssociate Professor
Interests: phenomenology, the philosophy of subjectivity and deconstruction, with particular reference to Heidegger and Derrida; Husserl and Merleau-Ponty.
Katherine O'DonnellAssociate 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.
Interests: Kant, Hume, Pragmatism, Perception, Sellars, History of Analytic Philosophy
Silvia PanizzaTeaching Fellow
Interests: Meta ethics, moral psychology, animal ethics, philosophy of literature
Danielle PetherbridgeAssistant 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 SchlosserAssistant Professor
Interests: Philosophy of action, Philosophy of mind, Eastern Philosophy (esp. Advaita Vedanta and Buddhism)
Interests: Philosophy of agency, moral philosophy, the nature of rationality, emotions, processes, causation and the metaphysics of mind.
Elmar UnnsteinssonAssistant Professor
Interests: Philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, semantics, history of analytic philosophy
Tatjana von SolodkoffAssistant Professor
Interests: Ontology, Metaontology, Fiction, fictional characters, fictional names, value of death