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20 September Professor Lea Ypi (LSE) Public Lecture, The Royal Institue of Philosophy with UCD School of Philosophy | For a Critical Philosophy of History

This is the annual lecture given jointly by The Royal Institute of Philosophy, London and UCD School of Philosophy Dublin which takes place in UCD Dublin. This year Professor Lea Yip will lecture on For a Critical Philosophy of History. Professor Maeve Cooke in conversation with Professor Ypi prior to the lecture.

Invited Speaker Series | Prof Lois McNay | 22nd April 2021

For this final UCD Invited Speaker Series in the seminar, Professor McNay will give a short introduction to her paper ‘The Incompatibility of Formalism and Negativism: On Rahel Jaeggi’s Critique of the Forms of Life', followed by brief commentaries by Robb Dunphy and Sam Ferns.

Invited Speaker Series | Prof Richard Kearney | 8th April 2021

Our former colleague Richard Kearney discussed his recently published book: Richard Kearney (2021), Touch: Recovering our Most Vital Sense (New York: Columbia University Press).


IYPA Winners 2020 | Launching Irish and International Philosopher Awards 2021

IYPA goes international, watch our video with Senator Alice-Mary Higgins congratulating the winners of 2020 IYPA Covid-19 Ethics Prize and the launch of 2021 Irish and International Young Philsophers Awards

Enjoy some talks on Medieval Philosophy with the Neoplat Team

Dr Dragos Calma's team give an insight into Medieval Philosophy with the ERC funded Neoplat Team

UCD Open Day | 14 November 2020 | Dr Christopher Cowley

Dr Christopher Cowley hosts UCD School of Philosophy Open Day talk | November 2020

UCD School of Philosophy | Summer School | June 2020

UCD Summer School is an initiative of MyUCD to inform 5th-year secondary school students on a range of disciplines offered by UCD across the colleges, by inviting students to visit various schools. Prospective students, parents, guidance counsellors and International students were invited to join UCD online from 2 – 5 June for some information-packed, interactive webinars, meet lecturers, current students, ask questions and find out more about specific subject areas.

Irish Young Philosopher Awards | May 2019

The second Irish Young Philosopher Awards Festival (IYPA) 2019 took place at University College Dublin. The aim behind the IYPA is for primary and secondary school students to explore philosophy through a nationwide award programme and festival.
President Michael D Higgins and Sabina Higgins presented the awards at the ceremony at UCD’s O’Reilly Hall. The President reiterated his support for philosophy in schools, saying: “History tells us that it is the asking of questions to which there is, yet, no definite, definitive answer that leads to new discoveries, new possibilities, the potential to create a better world.”

The Third Awards Festival was virtual in May 2020.

Sellars" Theory of Conceptual Change

James O'Shea (University College Dublin) gives a talk on the work of Wilfrid Sellars and his account of conceptual change (theory change in science), abstract objects, the myth of the Given, McDowell's "Mind and World", and the relation between the manifest image of ordinary common sense objects & the scientific image of mindless meaningless particles.

This talk was given at the College de France | Published on Apr 4, 2014

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