During this summer of cancelled conferences, workshops and other events, we are hosting an Irish Philosophy ‘Lock-In’ Work-In-Progress series. All sessions will be online and will not last more than an hour.

The series is hosted in collaboration with Trinity’s new Centre for Justice and Values, Directed by Adina Preda. Several of the Centre’s members feature in this first set of speakers.

We’re kicking things off with presentations by researchers from UCC, NUI Galway, and TCD.

If you would like to participate in one of the sessions or would like to volunteer to present, or to host sessions in the future, please contact Cara at: c.nine@ucc.ie.

Venue Online, Microsoft Teams
Time 3:30 – 4:30pm
Chair/organizers Cara Nine, Philosophy, UCC, President of Irish Philosophical Society
Adina Preda, Philosophy, TCD, Director of Trinity Centre for Justice and Values


Check back for programme updates. A printable version can be found here.

July 1 – Sean Power, University College Cork
Prudence, Ethics, and Imagining the Future (a WIP about rationality and the philosophy of time)
Sean Enda Power is a research affiliate of Philosophy at University College Cork, a former IRC postdoctoral fellow, and a former visiting fellow to the Centre for Time at University of Sydney. His research is in the philosophy of time and its relationship to experience.
His works include Philosophy of Time and Perceptual Experience (Routledge 2018), Philosophy of Time: A Contemporary Introduction (Routledge, forthcoming), and several papers. He is also guest-editor of a Journal of Consciousness Studies special issue on time consciousness (2017) and co-edited (with Arstila, Bardon, and Vatakis) an interdisciplinary anthology on temporal illusions (Palgrave, 2019).

July 15 – Felix Ó Murchadha, NUI Galway
Being a Self: Narrative, Love and Community
Felix Ó Murchadha is a Professor of Philosophy at the National University of Ireland, Galway and former Head of School of Humanities at NUIG. A former Fulbright Scholar, he has published articles, papers, books and book chapters
in the area of Phenomenology with specific emphasis on questions of
Religion, Time, Violence and the Self and is the author of three monographs
and editor of one collection, including The Time of Revolution: Kairos and
Chronos in Heidegger (Bloomsbury, 2013), A Phenomenology of Christian Life:
Glory and Night (Indiana University Press, 2013).

July 29 – Pietro Intropi, Trinity College Dublin
Freedom’s Values: The Good and the Right
Pietro Intropi is a Research Fellow in Philosophy at Trinity College Dublin. He studied at Oxford (DPhil in Politics), where he was a Clarendon Scholar and Lecturer in Politics at St. Anne’s College. Pietro’s research is in contemporary political philosophy, and he is working on a series of papers on the value of freedom and respect for persons in a theory of justice. Pietro’s new project is on the value of reciprocity in a left-libertarian theory of justice.

August 12 – Brian Carey, Trinity College Dublin
Hypocrisy as Epistemic Injustice
Brian Carey is a Teaching Fellow in the Philosophy Department at Trinity College Dublin. His research interests concern questions in contemporary political and moral philosophy relating to distributive justice in non-ideal theory, with a particular focus on issues involving language, communication and public deliberation in non-ideal circumstances.

August 26 – Peter Stone, Trinity College Dublin
Ideal Theory, True and False
Peter Stone is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Trinity College
Dublin. He is the author of The Luck of the Draw: The Role of Lotteries in
Decision Making (Oxford University Press, 2011) and the editor of 3 books,
including Lotteries in Public Life: A Reader (Imprint Academic, 2011). His
research deals with theories of justice, democratic theory, rational choice
theory, and the philosophy of the social sciences. He is currently serving as
President of the Political Studies Association of Ireland (PSAI) and as coconvenor
of the PSAI Political Theory Specialist Group.

September 9 – Valeria Venditti, University College Cork
Killjoys, Furies and Laughters. Women’s anger as an affirmative political tool
Valeria Venditti is an IRC post-doctoral fellow at the University College Cork, Department of Philosophy. She has largely researched on LGBT rights, motherhood, reproductive technologies and alternative familial ties. As a side-project, she is researching the political value of everyday utopias, intentional communities and artistic projects/public performances. In 2019, Routledge published her first monograph, The Law and Politics of Inclusion. From Rights to Practices of Disidentification. She collaborates with artists and performers to voice their practices.

September 23 – Kenneth Silver, Trinity College Dublin
Markets within the Limits of Feasibility
Kenneth Silver is an Assistant Professor in Business Ethics at Trinity College Dublin within the Trinity Business School. With a doctorate in Philosophy, his work is centred primarily within business ethics, but he also researches on a range of cross-disciplinary topics including corporate personhood, the nature of action and causation, financial ethics, and strategic management.

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