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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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  • New book by Professor Paul O'Grady on Aquinas' Philosophy of Religion
    The Department of Philosophy is pleased to welcome a new book by Professor Paul O'Grady from Palgrave Macmillan on Aquinas' Philosophy of Religion. Among the many topics explored in it are: Aquinas' views on philosophy and theology; his arguments for the existence of God; and his responses to the problem of evil.
  • School of Social Sciences and Philosophy GradLink Career Mentoring
    GradLink for third year economics, philosophy, political science and sociology students will be launched on Nov 11. It is an excellent way for students to start thinking about their futures and the School is extremely grateful to our alumni for supporting the programme.
  • 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.

In The Spotlight


International Conference on
The Aporetic Tradition in Ancient Philosophy

28–30 November, 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 15 November 2014