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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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  • MPhil Scholarship
    The Philosophy Department is delighted to announce that a €5000 scholarship is available for our new MPhil course starting in September 2016. The award will be given to the best qualified candidate who has been accepted on the programme by June 15th 2016. All applicants are eligible and no special application process is required. For further details contact Prof Paul O'Grady (
  • New MPhil in Philosophy
    The Department of Philosophy, Trinity College Dublin is happy to announce a new MPhil in Philosophy, commencing September 2016. This programme will have a taught component, a dissertation and will last one year. Drawing on the expertise of the Department courses on philosophical methodology, analytic and modern european philosophy, metaphysics and ethics and the philosophy of George Berkeley will be offered. For further details see
  • Student Philosophy Debate
    The Metafizz hosted a debate on the topic "This House Accepts Dualism" on Tuesday 1st Feb in the Edmund Burke Theatre. Six contestants took part, from TCD, UCD, RCSI, UCC, NUIG and UL. James Nugent chaired the debate and the judges were Paul O'Grady TCD, Ger Casey UCD and Tsarina Doyle NUIG. After an entertaining, informative and enjoyable discussion, the judges awarded the second prize to Keith O'Brien NUIG and first prize to Conor Mardell UL. It is hoped that this might turn into an annual contest.

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