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Thomas Duddy, National University of Ireland, Galway


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Thomas Duddy was Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the School of Humanities, National University of Ireland, Galway. His research interests included Irish intellectual history. His publications included a monograph, A History of Irish Thought (London: Routledge, 2002); two edited series of reprints, Irish Philosophy in the Nineteenth Century (Bristol: Thoemmes Press, 2002) and The Irish Response to Darwinism (Bristol: Thoemmes Continuum, 2004); and an edited biographical dictionary, Dictionary of Irish Philosophers (Bristol: Thoemmes Continuum, 2004). His paper, ’Thinking Ireland: Cultural Nationalism and the Problem of Irish Ideas’, New Hibernia Review, Vol 7, No. 1, (Spring, 2003), pp. 14-23, is available online via Project Muse. Thomas passed away in 2012.

Research Interests

Irish intellectual history - history of Irish thought - Irish philosophy - the Irish Augustine - John Scottus Eriugena - nature as theophany - John Toland - pantheism - Edmund Burke - sublimity - nineteenth-century Irish thought - Irish political economy - William Thompson - Anna Doyle Wheeler - the Irish Benthamites - John Tyndall - Darwinism in Ireland - Benjamin Kidd - Irish social Darwinism.


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Selected Publications

Duddy, T. (2007) The Personal Universe: Drury and Macmurray on the Philosophy of Psychology, Journal of Scottish Thought, 1 (1), 159-168.

Duddy, T. (2005) The Politics of Delight: A Revolutionary Reading of Burke’s Reflections, Irish Studies Review, 13 (4), 499-505.

Duddy, T. (2005) ’Me. And me now’: Ulysses and the Myth of the Modernist Self, The European Legacy, 10 (7), 681-88.

Duddy, T. (ed.) (2004) Dictionary of Irish Philosophers. Bristol: Thoemmes Continuum.

Duddy, T. (ed.) (2003) The Irish Response to Darwinism. Bristol: Thoemmes Continuum.

Duddy, T. (2003) Thinking Ireland: Cultural Nationalism and the Problem of Irish Ideas, New Hibernia Review, 7 (1), 14-23.

Duddy, T. (2002) A History of Irish Thought. London: Routledge.

Duddy, T. (ed.) (2002) Irish Philosophy in the Nineteenth Century. Bristol: Thoemmes Press.