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Public Lecture Series

We regularly offer public lecture programmes to enable the public to engage with philosophy, the Department and its work. The Department of Philosophy also hosts the Donnellan Lecture series which dates back to 1794.

During the 2017-2018 academic year, the Department is pleased to host the following lecture series:

Great Philosophers (Michaelmas Term 2017)

Following on from last year’s highly successful course, this course  introduces a further selection of great philosophers who helped form Western civilization. Crucial ideas about the nature of reality, humankind’s place in the world, the good society, human destiny, values and knowledge were articulated and developed by these thinkers. Each lecture is an introduction to the life, work, context and impact of the philosopher in question.

Lecturers
The lecturers are drawn from the staff of the Department of Philosophy at Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin.

How to apply
Register in advance (prior to 26nd September 2017) by post, to the Executive Officer, Department of Philosophy, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin, Dublin 2 enclosing a cheque/draft/ postal money order made payable to Trinity College Dublin  no. 1 account. Your receipt will be your ticket for the series. Registration is also possible on the evening of the first lecture of the series (outside the lecture theatre).

Fee
The cost for the full series is €100. Concession rate (€50) is available to students, unemployed persons and those in receipt of a social welfare pension.

Date, time and place
There will be eleven lectures beginning on Tuesday 26th September 2017 from 7.30 p.m. to 9 p.m., in the Robert Emmet Theatre, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin, Dublin 2. Please note there will be no lecture on Tuesday 7th November 2017.

Further information
Philosophy Department, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin, T: 01 896 1529,
E: Philosophy@tcd.ie, www.tcd.ie/philosophy/events

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Big Questions in Philosophy (Hilary Term 2018)

Following on from last year’s highly successful course, this course  introduces a further selection of great questions facing humankind. Topics such as whether we have free will, what’s the basis of morality, is there any certain knowledge, what is meaning, what is the relation of mind to body will be addressed. Each lecture is a stand-alone topic and presupposes no prior knowledge of philosophy.

Lecturers
The lecturers are drawn from the staff of the Department of Philosophy at Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin.

How to apply
Register in advance (prior to Tuesday 16th January 2018) by post, to the Executive Officer, Department of Philosophy, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin, Dublin 2 enclosing a cheque/draft/ postal money order made payable to Trinity College Dublin  no. 1 account. Your receipt will be your ticket for the series. Registration is also possible on the evening of the first lecture of the series (outside the lecture theatre).

Fee
The cost for the full series is €100. Concession rate (€50) is available to students, unemployed persons and those in receipt of a social welfare pension.

Date, time and place
There will be eleven lectures beginning on Tuesday 16th January 2018 from 7.30 p.m. to 9 p.m., in the Uí Chadhain Theatre, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin, Dublin 2. Please note there will be no lecture on Tuesday 27th February 2018.

Further information
Philosophy Department, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin, T: 01 896 1529, E: Philosophy@tcd.ie, www.tcd.ie/philosophy/events