Philosophy Department Faculty

Dermot Moran

Joseph Chair in Catholic Philosophy, Professor



Dermot Moran is the inaugural holder of the Joseph Chair in Catholic Philosophy. He was previously Professor of Philosophy (Metaphysics & Logic) at University College Dublin. He has been Visiting Professor at Yale University, Northwestern University, Rice University, and Connecticut College. He is currently Past President of the International Federation of Philosophical Studies/Fédération Internationale des Sociétés dePhilosophie (FISP) and an elected member of the Institut International de Philosophie (IIP) and of the Royal Irish Academy. He is Founding Editor of The International Journal of Philosophical Studies (1993) and was Co-Editor (2007-2017) of the book series Contributions to Phenomenology (Springer). His research areas include: medieval Christian philosophy (especially John Scottus Eriugena) and contemporary European philosophy (phenomenology, especially Edmund Husserl, Maurice Merleau-Ponty).  He was awarded the Royal Irish Academy Gold Medal in the Humanities in 2012, and an Honorary Doctoral Degree from the National and Kapodistrian University in Athens in 2015.  He is Honorary Professor at Wuhan University, Nankai University, and Sun Yat Sen University, Guangzhou. Dermot Moran is the author of 9 monographs (including 2 translations into Spanish and Chinese), 1 co-authored book [also translated into Chinese], 15 edited books, 50 peer-refereed journal articles, more than 120 book chapters and encyclopedia entries, and over 250 invited lecture and conference presentations internationally.