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Catherine Kavanagh lectures in Philosophy at Mary Immaculate College (University of Limerick). She received her B.A. and M. Phil. from UCD and her Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame. She was formerly IRCHSS Fellow in the School of Classics at UCD, and has worked at the Società Internazionale per lo Studio del Medioevo Latino, Florence, funded by the Italian Ministero degli Affari Esteri. She has published work on several aspects of early medieval philosophy, and is currently working on the impact of the Byzantine tradition on Eriugena’s thought.
Timothy Mooney - Vice-President (2012-2015)
Dr Timothy Mooney is senior lecturer at UCD School of Philosophy. His research interests are mainly in Contemporary continental philosophy, history of philosophy and process thought. Current research interests are the phenomenology of perception, the philosophy of subjectivity and deconstruction, with particular reference to Husserl, Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty and Derrida
Angelo Bottone - Treasurer (2012-2015)
Bottone is a lecturer at the School of Arts of the Dublin Business
School. He also teaches in University College Dublin for the Adult Education Centre and in Marino Institute of Education. He holds a PhD on “The idea of the human person in John Henry Newman’s Dublin Writings” from University College Dublin. He has published books and articles on John Henry Newman, Paul Ricoeur, Ludwig Wittgenstein and Etienne Balibar.
Susan Gottlöber – Hon. Secretary (2012-2015)
Susan Gottlöber is a Lecturer in the Dept of Philosophy, NUI Maynooth. She carried out her Doctoral Studies at the Chair of Philosophy of Religions and Religious Studies, TU Dresden, Dresden, Germany. In TU Dresden she was assistant lecturer, holding the chair of Philosophy of Religions and Religious Studies, and in 2009 submitted her PhD Dissertation: “Das Prinzip der Relationalität: Nicolaus Cusanus’ ontologisches Erkenntnismodell als epistemische Begründung eines Toleranzkonzeptes und Fundament eines interreligiösen Diskurses” (viva voce Jan 2010). Since 2009 she has been co-editor of the circular “Philosophy of Religions. Discourses and Orientations” and since 2010 contract lecturer, Philosophy Department, NUI Maynooth
Chris Lawn – Committee member (2012-2014)
Department of Philosophy
Mary Immaculate College
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Chris Lawn has been Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, Anglia Polytechnic University, Cambridge, UK, Lecturer in Philosophy, Centre for Philosophy, Milltown Institute for Theology & Philosophy, Dublin and Associate Lecturer in the Arts, The Open University. He is currently the Course Director for the MA in Philosophy & Literature and for the MA in Humanities in Mary Immaculate College, Limerick.
Mary Shanahan – Committee member (2012-2014)
Mary Shanahan currently teaches philosophy and religious education at Mater Dei Institute of Education and St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra. She is currently completing her PhD, entitled ‘The Wisdom Love at the Service of Love: Mediated Transcendence in Plato and Levinas’, at the School of Philosophy, University College Dublin. Mary is also a lay member of the Council for Justice and Peace, Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference.