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Dr. Paul O'Grady

Associate Professor (Philosophy)

I was an undergraduate in English and Philosophy at UCD, did a research MA at UCD and graduated with a PhD from TCD in 1996. After a lectureship at St Catherine's College Oxford, I came to lecture at TCD in 1997 and became a fellow in 2003.
  Epistemology   History of anlytical philosophy   Philosophy of religion
 Aquinas's Philosophy of Religion
 Cognitive Relativism

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
Disaccordi Legitimi in, editor(s)Villa and Pini , Il Relativismo, Palermo, Aracne, 2010, [Paul O'Grady], Book Chapter, 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''.