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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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  • EU Ambassador to the US gives Henry Grattan Lecture
    David O’Sullivan gave a talk on EU-US Relations at the Irish Embassy in London recently as part of the School of Social Sciences and Philosophy’s flagship lecture series. Dr O’Sullivan graduated from Trinity in 1975 with a BA (Mod) in Economics and Sociology.
  • Dermot McAleese Teaching Awards Recognise Commitment to Teaching and Learning
    Teaching assistants in the School have been recognised for their outstanding contribution in the pursuit of teaching excellence. Congratulations to the winners: Caroline Mehigan (Economics), Keith Begley (Philosophy), Miriam Sorace (Political Science) and Caitriona Delaney (Sociology).
  • Play by William Lyons, Emeritus Fellow in Philosophy, wins Italian theatre award
    L'Edera e l'Abete, the Italian translation of William Lyons' play, The Fir Tree and the Ivy, about Hannah Arendt and Martin Heidegger, won the 2015 Premio Colline di Torino (Testo Teatrale). The translation is by Dr Alessio Frenda, a recent TCD Linguistics graduate. The original English version won the 2006 Eamon Keane Full Length Play Competition in Ireland.

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