News & Events

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Workshop: Valuing Aesthetic Experiences

10.00-11.00: Joe Morrisson (QUB): “Electronic Dance Music, Imagination and Contentlessness”

11.00-12.00: Tatjana von Solodkoff (UCD): “Games People Play - with Perfumes”

12.00-13.00: Lunch Break

13.00-14.00: Nathan Wildman (University of Tillburg): “Exploring the aesthetic potential of Let's

15.00-16.00: Rie Iizuka (University of Edinburgh): “Fashion and Self”

16.00-17.00: Richard Woodward (University of Hamburg): “Projecting Fiction”


This workshop is generously supported by the Centre for Ethics in Public Life (CEPL), UCD

We are Hiring - Teaching Fellow in Ethics, UCD School of Philosophy (Temporary, Specified Purpose)

The School of Philosophy at University College Dublin seeks to appoint a temporary teaching fellow in Ethics. The duration of the appointment estimated to be 36 months, commencing September 1, 2019. The appointee will be expected to deliver lectures in ethics, theoretical and applied, and to contribute to the teaching of the School’s multi-disciplinary Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) undergraduate programme.

Assoc Prof Dragos Calma - Philosophy at the Crossroads of Civilisations

Mention Greek philosophy and one thinks of Plato and Aristotle but what about Proclus? Newly-appointed Associate Professor at UCD School of Philosophy Dragos Calma hopes to make this 5th century thinker if not a household name then at least better appreciated by the modern academy.

Proclus (412-485) was the victim of one of philosophy’s great misattributions – his work was passed off for several centuries as belonging to Aristotle. This creative mix-up is part of an intriguing story surrounding one of the last great custodians of ‘the School of Athens’. It’s a story of how a pagan text, reworked by Muslims, ended up being used in the Catholic Church to explain Christian doctrine.

School of Philosophy welcomes Mitchell Scholar in 2019

The School of Philosophy is delighted to welcome a Mitchell Scholar, Annabelle Curry, from Princeton University

Stage 1 Essay Prize

In celebration of World Philosophy Day, we are delighted to announce the winners of inaugural Level 1 Philosophy Essay Prize.

The UCD School of Philosophy invites you to an international workshop on Habit and Social Experience.

The workshop will be held on Friday December 7 and Saturday December 8, 2018.
Venue is the UCD Sutherland School of Law, William Fry Theatre (Room L143).
For booking details, see link above.

Brian O’Connor- Podcast interviews.

Podcast interviews on his book Idleness: A Philosophical Essay (Princeton UP, 2018)

Truth to be Told: Understanding Truth in the Age of Post-Truth Politics

‘Truth to be Told’ is a UCD Humanities Institute public lecture series in response to the emergence of what is called a ‘post-factual’ world in which trustworthy models of discursive truth have been derided as old-fashioned, elitist and authoritarian.

Conference Medical Ethics and Law at the End of Life

This is an international, inter-disciplinary conference bringing together different viewpoints on ethical, philosophical and legal issues arising at the end of human life (both the adult’s life and the child’s life).

Recruiting for one fully funded PhD supervised by Assoc. Prof. Dragos Calma in his ERC project NeoplAT

Dr Dragos Calma, Associate Professor at University College Dublin, School of Philosophy, is recruiting one PhD student for his European Research Council Consolidator Grant entitled Neoplatonism and Abrahamic Traditions. A Comparative Analysis of the Middle East, Byzantium and the Latin West (9th-16th Centuries).

Dr Dragos Calma (Clare College Cambridge), a recipient of ERC Consolidator Grant, joins UCD School of Philosophy

UCD School of Philosophy is pleased to announce that Dr Dragos Calma (Clare College Cambridge), a recipient of a prestigious European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grant for the project Neoplatonism and Abrahamic Traditions, is joining the School as an Associate Professor in History of Medieval Philosophy.

Irish Philosophical Society Annual Conference

November 8-10th in UCD, in association with UCD Centre for Ethics in Public Life.
Topic is "Themes from Ethics"
To book a place, click on the above link to the Conference Programme.

Workshop on Empathy, Vulnerability and Illness

Nov 16th 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. D522 Newman
Workshop co-sponored by UCD Centre for Ethics in Public Life (CEPL) and Universitas 21 Exchange between UCD and Nottingham University
Speakers: Ian Kidd (Nottingham), Danielle Petherbridge (UCD), Elisa Magri (UCD), Rowland Stout (UCD)





Events in 2018

See here for the list of visiting speakers this semester.

23 April 2018

President of FISP Prof. Dermot Moran visit to Nankai University

27 April 2018

Husserl Memorial Lecture 2018

17-19 May 2018

SWIP Ireland Annual Conference 

 21 May 2018

Workshop on Language, Reference and Meaning with Professor Stephen Yablo, MIT


June 6-9 2018 Three Day Multidisciplinary Conference "The Inhuman Gaze" to be held in Paris, France

The Inhuman Gaze


June 15-16 2018 Workshop 'The Relationship betweeen Aristotle's Eudemian and Nicomachean Ethics'

Provisional Programme Aristotle's Ethics details and Aristotle's Ethics Conference Poster

September 27 & 28 2018 Agency in Early Modern Philosophy



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