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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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  • Prestigious Grattan Scholarships Awarded to Postgraduate Students
    The School of Social Sciences and Philosophy awarded Grattan Scholarships to three postgraduate students at a reception hosted by the Provost recently. The scholarship programme supports exceptional PhD students who have the potential to become future academic leaders.
  • Plato Centre Hosts Conference on The Aporetic Tradition in Ancient Philosophy
    From 28-30 November 2014 the Plato Centre at Trinity College Dublin hosted 14 speakers from Austria, England, Germany, Ireland and the United States, all contributors to a volume on The Aporetic Tradition in Ancient Philosophy. This volume from Cambridge University Press will be edited by Vasilis Politis (TCD) and George Karamanolis (Vienna) and is due out in early 2016.
  • BESS Graduate Conferred with TCD Honorary Degree
    David O’Sullivan, EU Ambassador to the US, has been conferred with an Honorary Degree by Trinity College. David, who graduated from Trinity in 1975 with a BA (Mod) in Economics and Sociology, has been an outstanding European public servant who has dedicated his career to the practical promotion of the European ideal.

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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