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College Photo Name O'Grady, Paul
Main Department Philosophy
College Title Assistant Professor
College Tel +353 1 896 1428
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.
Awards and Honours
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
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Description of Research Interests
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''.
Research Interests
Epistemology History of anlytical philosophy Philosophy of religion
Research Projects
Project title Aquinas's Philosophy of Religion
Summary This book is an investigation of Aquinas's main contributions to philosophy of religion, viewed from the stance of analytical philosophy. It provides the required contexts and conceptual framework to understand his work and explores in detail the issues of faith and reason, arguments for God's existence, objections to God's existence, God's nature and attributes.
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Date to 2014
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Project title Cognitive Relativism
Summary I am writing a number of papers dealing with relativism about truth, epistemlogical pluralism and epistemological relativism, including "Relativism about Truth" "Future Contingents and Relative Truth" "Faultless Disagreement about Taste"
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Publications and Other Research Outputs
Peer Reviewed
Paul O'Grady, Introduction to Philosophy, Dublin, Priory Institute, 2005
Aquinas: Summa Theologiae in, editor(s)John Shand , Central Works of Philosophy 1, Chesham, Acumen, 2005, [Paul O'Grady]
Aquinas, Philosophical Theology and Analytical Philosophy in, editor(s)R. Van Niewenhove and J. Wawrykov , The Theology of Thomas Aquinas, Notre Dame, Notre Dame University Press, 2005, [Paul O'Grady]
Paul O'Grady, Wittgenstein and Relativism, International Journal of Philosophical Studies, Vol. 12, (3), 2004, p315 - 337
Paul O'Grady, Relativism, Chesham, Acumen, 2002
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