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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 2019-2020 academic year, the Department is pleased to host the following lecture series:

Great Philosophers (Michaelmas Term 2019)

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. The schedule can be found here.

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 online:

Great Philosophers (Michaelmas Term 2019)
Attendee Name

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 10th September 2019 from 7.30 p.m. to 9 p.m., in the Thomas Davis Theatre (room 2043), Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin, Dublin 2. Please note there will be no lecture on Tuesday 22nd October 2019.

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

Slides and Handouts

Slide and Handouts will be posted here.

Big Questions in Philosophy (Hilary Term 2020)

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. The schedule will be made available here as soon as it is finalised.

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 online:

Big Questions in Philosophy (Hilary Term 2020)
Attendee Name

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 21st January 2020 from 7.30 p.m. to 9 p.m., in the Thomas Davis Theatre (room 2043), Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin, Dublin 2. Please note there will be no lecture on Tuesday 3rd March 2020.

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

Slides and Handouts

Slides and Handouts will be posted here.