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 .
- Students Excel in Irish Times Debating Competition
Congratulations to Rónán O’Connor (TSM Economics and Sociology) of Trinity’s Philosophical Society who was part of the winning team at the Annual Irish Times debating competition and to William Dunne (PPES) of the Trinity Historical society who was a runner up in the competition. Now in its 55th year, the Irish Times debating championship was established to promote excellence in oratory and debating.
- Professor Richard Layte Delivers Inaugural Lecture
Professor Richard Layte, Professor of Sociology, delivered his inaugural lecture entitled ‘Can We Balance Social Equality with Economic Growth? Lessons from the Life Course Model of Human Development’ on Wednesday 11 February. The lecture was followed by a panel discussion by Professor John O’Hagan (Economics) Professor Paul O’Grady (Philosophy) and Professor Anne Wren (Political Science). The event was chaired by Pro-Dean Professor Eoin O’Sullivan.
- 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.
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 pleased to host the annual meetings of the Society for the Study of the History of Analytical Philosophy and the Bertrand Russell Society.
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).