Philosophy Research Collection [111]

 

The UCD School of Philosophy is the largest teaching and research centre for Philosophy in Ireland, and is recognized as one of the top ten schools in the English Speaking World for graduate studies in Twentieth Century Continental Philosophy (The Philosophical Gourmet report). Our interests cover the broad areas of Contemporary European (Continental) Philosophy, Analytic Philosophy, Classical Philosophy and its contemporary manifestations.

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Recent Submissions

  • O'Connor, Brian (Acumen Publishing (Routledge), 2008-06)
    The concept of history was developed in a great array of directions during the period of Modern German Philosophy. Ranging from macrostructural analyses of the evolution of civilizations to descriptions of the temporal ...
  • O'Connor, Brian (Sage, 2013-11-01)
    This is a critical theoretical investigation of Hubert Dreyfus' 'phenomenology of everyday expertise' (PEE). Operating mainly through the critical perspective of the 'emancipatory interest' the article takes issue with the ...
  • O'Connor, Brian (Guilford Press, 2016-06)
    Freud's notion of the death drive is complex and arguably ambiguous. This paper, however, proposes that Freud's thoughts on our organic dynamic towards tensionlessness provide us with a cohesive path through the diverse ...
  • O'Connor, Brian (Cambridge University Press, 2013-12-23)
    A commitment to the thesis of the autonomy of reason can be located across various phases of German Idealism. Initiated in Kant’s critical work, it developed diverse conceptualizations and functions in the philosophy of ...
  • O'Connor, Brian (Taylor & Francis, 2013)
    The core argument of the paper is that the modern philosophical notion of self-constitution is directed against the prospect of human beings dissolving into idleness. Arguments for self-constitution are marked by ...