- UCD Centre for Ethics in Public Life
- UCD Newman Centre for the Study of Religions
- UCD Dewey Studies Research Project
UCD Philosophy is a member of the the following:
- The Irish Philosophical Club
- The Irish Philosophy Society
- The Society for Women in Philosophy Ireland.
UCD also hosts two journals:
- The International Journal of Philosophical Studies
- Perspectives: UCD Postgraduate Journal of Philosophy
Our Major Research Projects
A selection of current and recently completed interdisciplinary and international research in which the School is involved.
UCD Newman Centre for the Study of Religions
UCD Newman Centre for the Study of Religions is a Recognised Research Centre of UCD dedicated to the academic study of religions and faith in all their forms. The Centre includes members from across UCD and from other Irish universities whose research concerns aspects of religion and faith.
PERITIA investigates the conditions under which people trust expertise used for informing public policy. Funded by the EU programme Horizon 2020, the project brings together philosophers, social and natural scientists, policy experts, ethicists, psychologists, media specialists and civil society organisations to conduct a comprehensive multi-disciplinary research. PI: Maria Baghramian
Neoplatonism and Abrahamic Traditions
European Research Grant NeoplAT: A Comparative Analysis of the Middle East, Byzantium and the Latin West (9th-16th centuries) (ERC_CoG_771460) 2018-2023
Hosted jointly by UCD and the Academy of Sciences Vienna
The project offers a fresh and thoroughly documented account of the impact of Pagan Neoplatonism on the Abrahamic traditions. It focuses mainly, but not exclusively, on the Elements of Theology of Proclus (fifth century) which occupies a unique place in the history of thought.
This project radically challenges these conservative narratives both by analysing invaluable, previously ignored resources and by developing an innovative comparative approach that embraces a variety of research methods and disciplines. Specialists in Arabic, Greek and Latin history of ideas, philology, palaeography and lexicography develop an intense interdisciplinary research laboratory investigating the influence of Proclus on the mutual exchanges between the scriptural monotheisms from the ninth to the sixteenth centuries.
Dr Odile Gilon has joined the team as a part-time Research Scientist (she is holding a part-time position at Université libre de Bruxelles) until the end of the ERC project https://www.neoplat.eu/
When Experts Disagree
An interdisciplinary study involving: Epistemologists, philosophers of science, astrophysicists and environmental scientists.
- PI: Maria Baghramian and Luke Drury (Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies)
- Visit When Experts Disagree website.
American Voice in Philosophy
With four project members based in the School of Philosophy at University College Dublin, The American Voice in Philosophy is an interdisciplinary initiative aiming to foreground the literary and historical dimensions of philosophy in America. It is our stated aim to broaden the scope of American philosophy from the analytic tradition as narrowly understood to the discipline’s potential affinities with U.S. intellectual history and literary studies.