Prof. Dermot Moran PhD DLitt MRIA

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Prof. Dermot Moran PhD DLitt MRIA

UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland

University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland

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Dermot Moran is President of the International Federation of Philosophical Studies/Fédération Internationale des Sociétés de Philosophie (FISP). As President he oversees the 24th World Congress of Philosophy which will be held in Beijing in August 2018.

Prof. Moran is Professor of Philosophy (Metaphysics & Logic) at University College Dublin, Ireland, and Sir Walter Murdoch Adjunct Professor in the School of Arts, at Murdoch University, Perth, Australia. Prof. Moran received his BA from UCD and his MA, MPhil and PhD degrees from Yale University. He has been visiting professor at Yale, Northwestern, Rice University, Boston College and Connecticut College. He has also taught a Summer School at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (2010).

Prof. Moran has published widely on medieval philosophy (especially Christian Neoplatonism), contemporary Continental philosophy, especially the phenomenological tradition  and on the dialogue between philosophical traditions. His books include: The Philosophy of John Scottus Eriugena. A Study of Idealism in the Middle Ages (Cambridge University Press, 1989; reissued 2004), Introduction to Phenomenology (Routledge, 2000), Edmund Husserl. Founder of Phenomenology (Cambridge: Polity, 2005), Husserl’s Crisis of the European Sciences: An Introduction (Cambridge University Press, 2012), and The Husserl Dictionary (Bloomsbury, 2012), co-authored with Joseph Cohen. He has edited Husserl’s Logical Investigations, 2 vols. (Routledge, 2001), The Shorter Logical Investigations, The Phenomenology Reader, co-edited with Tim Mooney (Routledge, 2002), Phenomenology. Critical Concepts in Philosophy, 5 Volumes, co-edited with Lester E. Embree (Routledge, 2004), The Routledge Companion to Twentieth Century Philosophy (Routledge, 2008) and, with Rasmus Thybo Jensen, The Phenomenology of Embodied Subjectivity (Springer 2014). He is Founding Editor of The International Journal of Philosophical Studies (1993) and Editor of the book series Contributions to Phenomenology (Springer).

Professor Moran was awarded the Royal Irish Academy Gold Medal in the Humanities in 2012. In 2013, he was awarded the DLitt Degree by the National University of Ireland on the basis of published work. In 2015 he will receive an Honorary Doctoral Degree from the University of Athens.


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