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Dr Peter Larsen

Peter Larsen completed his PhD in the Department of Philosophy at Trinity College Dublin (TCD) with a dissertation on sense perception in Plato. Since finishing his PhD he has taught in the Department of Philosophy at TCD, and the School of Theology, Philosophy, and Music at Dublin City University (DCU). He is a Teaching Fellow in the School of Philosophy at UCD. His research interests lie primarily in the cognitive psychology of Plato and Aristotle, and in particular, their accounts of sense perception and its relation to belief and knowledge. He is also interested in Early Modern philosophy, particularly in the philosophy of George Berkeley. He is a core member of the Trinity Plato Centre at TCD.

Dr John McGuire

John McGuire is a Teaching Fellow in the School of Philosophy at University College Dublin (Ireland). Prior to this, he held a Marie Curie Global Research Fellowship, which included a two-year research placement in the Department of Political Science at McMaster (Ontario). His current research blends contemporary critical social theory with historical reconstructions of ancient Greek political concepts. His latest work includes a research article on kainos (‘novelty’/‘innovation’) in the context of accelerated climate change, for the journal Constellations.

Dr Georgios Petropoulos

Georgios Petropoulos is a teaching fellow at the UCD School of Philosophy. He has published on Phenomenology, Continental Philosophy, Ancient Greek Philosophy, and Philosophy of Education. His current research focuses on phenomenology, the philosophy of play, and philosophy for/with children. He is a co-organizer of the annual Irish Young Philosopher Awards and a member of the research team for the BodyDementia project funded by the Irish Research Council.

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