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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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  • Armenian, Austrian and Irish Students Awarded Grattan PhD Scholarships
    The School of Social Sciences and Philosophy recently awarded three prestigious Grattan Scholarships which support exceptional PhD students who are committed to understanding and improving society through their research, teaching and education.
  • Public lecture by Prof. Paul Guyer: "The Architecture of Freedom: From Kant to Mies"
    The Philosophy Department at Trinity College Dublin is delighted to announce a public lecture by Prof. Paul Guyer (Brown University) entitled "The Architecture of Freedom: From Kant to Mies" When: 27 November at 13:00 Where: TSSR seminar room, floor 6 Arts Building, TCD. All welcome!
  • Dr. Alice Pinheiro Walla joins the Philosophy Department
    Dr. Alice Pinheiro Walla was appointed Assistant Professor at the philosoph department. She received her PhD from St. Andrew's University in 2012 and taught at the University of Göttingen, Germany, Trinity College Dublin and University College Cork. Her research interests are Immanuel Kant, Moral and Political Philosophy, as well as History of Philosophy.

In The Spotlight


Joint Meeting of the Society for the Study of the History of Analytical Philosophy and the Bertrand Russell Society

4-7 June 2015 the Department of Philosophy is delighted to host the annual meetings of the Society for the Study of the History of Analytical Philosophy and the Bertrand Russell Society.

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International Conference on
Autism and the Foundations of Language and Communication

27–29 March 2015 the Department of Philosophy was particularly pleased to host this interdisciplinary conference, organised in conjunction with the School of Psychology and the Department of Clinical Speech and Language Studies, and held in the Trinity Long Room Hub.

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Last updated 1 April 2015