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2016 News and Events

Prof Susan Haack was awarded the UCD Ulysses Medal on 22 September 2016.  The UCD Ulysses Medal is the highest honour that the university confers.  Past recipients include Hilary Putnam, Noam Chomsky, Jürgen Habermas and Axel Honneth.

Videos of Prof Haack's lecture on the occasion of the award, 22 September 2016 & 23 September 2016 here.

Prof Axel Honneth was awarded the UCD Ulysses Medal on 7 June 2016.  The UCD Ulysses Medal is the highest honour that the university confers.  Past recipients in philosophy include Hilary Putnam, Noam Chomsky and Jürgen Habermas.
Video of Prof Axel Honneth's lecture on the occasion of the award of the UCD Ulysses Medal, 7 June 2016:

Professor Maria Baghramian's Obituary of Hilary Putnam published in the Irish Times on Saturday April 9th, 2016

Events in 2016


20 January 2016. Lecture by Professor Richard Kearney (Boston College) The Hermeneutics of Wounds

19-20 February. International Workshop on Phenomenology: Intentionality and Normativity

3 March. Lecture by Patrick Madigan S.J. (Heythrop College) Expressive Individualism, the Cult of the Artist as Genius, and Milton's Lucifer.

13 April. UCD Philosophy Society this year celebrates its 50th anniversary with a number of special events. The 50th inaugural lecture will be given by ‌ of Princeton University on Wednesday 13 April at 6pm in Newman, Theatre 1.

18 April. 6.30pm, O’Reilly Hall, Robert Fisk will give a lecture to the Philosophy Society entitled: “Life after ISIS”. Details to follow. 

3-4 May. Workshop: Kant, Hegel and Embodiment and Pure Reason. Conference website: https://embodimentofpurereason.wordpress.com

12-13 May.  Questioning Aesthetics Symposium. QA Details and QA Draft Programme

14-15 May. Dublin Graduate Conference. Theme: Kant, Metaethics and Values. Register here.

18 May. Workshop with Donald A Landes (Université Laval, Québec): Merleau-Ponty and the Paradoxes of Expression.
Organized by Danielle Petherbridge (Philosophy, UCD) and Luna Dolezal (Philosophy, Durham/TCD).

20 May. Talk by Dianna Taylor (John Carroll University) 'Sexual Violence and the Colonization of Women’s Bodies: Collective Resistance Versus Individual Resilience.' Organized by SWIP Ireland.

23-24 May. Dublin Philosophy Research Network (DPRN) will host a  Philosophy of Language Workshop with Prof. Dilip Ninan (Tufts).

7-8 June. Conference: Freedom Today with Axel Honneth.
Freedom Today Conference; Conference Freedom Today programme

15-17 June. Conference: Continental and Analytic Kantianism: The Legacy of Kant in Meillassoux's and Sellars' Realism.

17 June. Workshop with Prof Bonnie Mann (Oregon), 'Gender, Public Policy and Philosophy of the Emotions.'  Organized by SWIP Ireland.

20 June. Explanatory Pluralism in Cognitive Science: a one day workshop.

22 & 23 September. Agnes Cuming Lectures by Prof Susan Haack (Miami).

20 October. Dublin Research Philosophy Network (DPRN) will host a Workshop on Relativism.

21 October. 'When Experts Disagree' Research Project and UCD School of Philosophy: De-idealizing Disagreement, Rethinking Relativism

4 November. Workshop: Moods and Bodily Disorders.

10-12 November 2016. Climate Science, Disagreement and Policy: A multidisciplinary investigation.
Venue: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies

2-4 December 2016.  Annual Conference of the Society for Women in Philosophy - Ireland

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