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Department of Philosophy

Philosophy has been an important part of the Trinity College curriculum since its foundation in 1592. The Department currently consists of seven full– time faculty members , some 20 graduate students and some 200 undergraduate students . The varied research interests of the faculty and graduate students make for a rich and vibrant community .

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  • Philosophy Students Elected Scholars of the College, 2014
    The Department of Philosophy is pleased to congratulate William Michael Foley (PPES), Brigid Eileen Francis-Devine (PPES), Neil Murphy (PPES), Stephen Stack (PPES), Alexandra Bridgit Trant (PPES), Julian Rene Graef (Philosophy & Russian) and Louis Mark Paul O Neill Mahon (Mathematics & Philosophy) who were elected Scholars of the College at a ceremony on Trinity Monday, 7 April 2014.
  • Conference Celebrates Ireland's Greatest Philosopher, George Berkeley
    One hundred years of Berkeley scholarship at Trinity was marked at an international conference organised by the Department of Philosophy.
  • Fully Funded Graduate Research Studentships in Philosophy
    Applications are invited for one, or more, fully funded (Home/EU) Graduate Research studentship in Philosophy at Trinity College Dublin. The deadline for applications is 10 March 2014. Please contact Lilian Alweiss for further details.

In The Spotlight


The Donnellan Lectures

Professor David Chalmers (ANU and NYU) will give the 2014 Donnellen Lectures in Philosophy.

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International Conference on Berkeley's Three Dialogues

4-6 April 2014 the Department will host an international conference on Berkeley's Three Dialogues Between Hylas and Philonous.

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Last updated 9 April 2014