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Dr. Paul O'Grady

Associate Professor (Philosophy)
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I studied English and Philosophy at UCD, where I wrote an MA thesis on Wittgenstein's Tractatus. After that I wrote my PhD on Carnap and Quine on Analyticity in TCD. My first full-time job was in Oxford and after that I came to TCD in 1997, being made Fellow in 2003. My interest in cognitive relativism arose from my graduate work and I published Relativism, Routledge (2002) with a series of papers on this topic. I also have a research focus in Philosophy of Religion, especially on the work of Aquinas, read in an analytic idiom, with Aquinas's Philosophy of Religion Palgrave (2014) and a series of papers. My current research draws together both analytic epistemology and analytic philosophy of religion and I am working on a monograph on Wisdom, drawing on virtue epistemology, epistemic contextualism and Aquinas's developed account of virtue. I want to explore why the topic largely disappeared in modern philosophy, what factors point to a reappraisal and how the topic is fruitful for virtue and social epistemology.
  Epistemology   History of anlytical philosophy   Philosophy of religion
 Wisdom and Virtue Epistemology
 Aquinas's Philosophy of Religion
 Cognitive Relativism

'Aquinas's Philosophy of Religion', Duncan Pritchard, Oxford Bibliographies Online, 2015, [Paul O'Grady], Item in dictionary or encyclopaedia, etc, PUBLISHED
Paul O'Grady, Aquinas's Philosophy of Religion, London, Palgrave Macmillan, 2014, xiv + 246-, Book, PUBLISHED
'Philosophy and Gestalt Psychotherapy' in, editor(s)Chase, M, Clarke, S., McGhee, M. , Philosophy as a Way of Life, Oxford, wiley-Blackwell, 2013, [Paul O'Grady], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
'Relativism', Duncan Pritchard (General Editor), Oxford Bibliographies Online, 2012, [Paul O'Grady], Item in dictionary or encyclopaedia, etc, PUBLISHED
Paul O'Grady, 'McCabe, Wittgenstein and Aquinas', New Blackfriars, 2012, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Paul O'Grady (ed), The Consolations of Philosophy: Reflections in an Economic Downturn, Dublin, Columba, 2011, Book, PUBLISHED
'Introduction: Philosophy and Irish Culture' in, editor(s)Paul O'Grady , The Consolations of Philosophy, Dublin, Columba, 2011, [Paul O'Grady], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
'Finding Consolation in God: Boethius's Consolation of Philosophy' in, editor(s)Paul O'Grady , The Consolations of Philosophy: Reflections in an Economic Downturn, Dublin, Columba, 2011, [Paul O'Grady], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Paul O'Grady, 'Aquinas and Naturalism', European Journal of Philosophy of Religion, Vol.3, (2), 2011, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Paul O'Grady, 'Faultless Disagreement', Irish Philosophical Journal, 11, (2), 2011, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
  

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Award Date
Finalist Provost's Teaching Award 2004
Fellow Trinity College Dublin 2003
D. Phil by Incorporation, Oxford University 1997
American Philosophical Association Essay Prize 1998
International Bertrand Russell Society Essay Prize 1995
Honorary President of the Theological Society 2000-2002
I work in two areas of analytical philosophy - epistemology and philosophy of religion. In epistemology I am particularly interested in cognitive relativism, contextualism, and the a priori. In philosophy of religion I work on classical theistic arguments, particularly those associated with Aquinas and his conception of the nature of God. I am currently completing a book entitled 'Aquinas's Philosophy of Religion''.