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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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  • Henry Grattan Lecture hosted in Irish Embassy in London
    As part of the School of Social Sciences and Philosophy’s flagship lecture series, Peter Sutherland, UN Special Representative for International Migration, gave a talk on the challenges of EU migration to which Gideon Rachman, Chief Foreign Affairs columnist for the Financial Times responded.
  • PhD Students Win 2013-2014 Trinity Teaching Awards for Postgraduate Students
    The School of Social Sciences and Philosophy would like to congratulate Laura Schwirz (Political Science) and Yaquoub BouAynaya (Sociology) who have been recognised by Trinity for their significant contribution to undergraduate student education. This is the second time that a Sociology student has won this award.
  • Dermot McAleese Teaching Awards Recognise Commitment to Teaching and Learning
    Teaching assistants in the School have been recognised for their outstanding contribution in the pursuit of teaching excellence. Congratulations to the winners: Alan Walsh (Economics), Zuzanna Gnatek (Philosophy), Laura Schwirz (Political Science) and Anna Siuda (Sociology).

In The Spotlight


International Conference on
The Aporetic Tradition in Ancient Philosophy

With 14 distinguished scholars from around the world.
Also in preparation of a volume of essays on the same topic with Cambridge University Press (due 2016).

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International Conference on Berkeley's Three Dialogues

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

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Last updated 23 October 2014