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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 the 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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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 (esp. race, perception, affect, habit); medical humanities; phenomenological approaches to dementia and mental illness; recognition theory

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Tatjana von Solodkoff

Assistant Professor

Interests: ontology, metaontology, fiction, fictional characters, fictional names, value of death

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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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Keith A. Wilson

Assistant Professor | Co-Director, Cognitive Science Programme

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

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Postdoctoral Researchers

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Patrick Dawson

Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow

Interests: temporal metaphysics, philosophy of science, philosophy of physics
Project: Hard Presentism – Truth, Physics, and Metaphysics in a Three-Dimensional World

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Rory Harder

Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow

Interests: philosophy of language and mind, joint action and communication
Project: Communication and Institution

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Silvia Ivani

Research Assistant

Interests: philosophy of science, feminist philosophy, and social epistemology
Project: Challenges in Public Engagement and Science Communication – The Philosophy of Fruitful Interactions

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Dervla MacManus

Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow

Interests: gender and feminism in architectural practice, representations of architecture and their relationship to architectural experience
Project: Gender Equity in Irish Architecture – Where are Ireland’s Women Architects?

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Francesco Quatrini

Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow

Interests: Early Modern religious dissent and the development of political concepts
Project: European Women and Religious Dissent (EuWoRD) – The Advent of Modernity and the Democratic Public Sphere

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Professional Staff

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Gillian Johnston

School Manager and Graduate Administrator

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