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Annual Spring Conference of the IPS: “Philosophy in Ireland: Past actualities – present challenges – future potentialities?” 22nd – 24th June 2012

This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the Irish Philosophical Society. In order to celebrate this anniversary, the theme of this year’s IPS spring conference will be devoted to ‘Philosophy in Ireland: Past Actualities, Present Challenges, and Future Potentialities’

Opening: Friday, 22nd June, 19:00 Keynote addresses: Friday, 22nd June, 19:30-20:30 Prof. David Berman (Trinity College Dublin) – Irish Philosophy: Past and Future

Followed by Wine Reception & Launch of the Yearbook of the IPS (2011) Saturday, 23rd June, 18:15-19:15 Prof. William Desmond (KU Leuven) – The Exile of Thought: On Wayward-Homebound Philosophizing

The papers will be followed by a Round Table Discussion on Sunday, 24th June, where leading philosophers from different Institutions will discuss Present Challenges and Future Potentialities of Philosophy in Ireland.

Date: 22nd-24th June 2012

Venue: Seminar room 1.33, Iontas Building, North Campus, NUI Maynooth

For location details see:


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Cost & Accommodation

Registration Cost: 25 EUR

Concession (Student, Senior): 15 EUR

IPS Member: 15 EUR

Registration is on the day and costs are to be paid at arrival. T

here is reasonably priced On-Campus Accommodation available; See:



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