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Dermot Moran

Former President

Philosophy Department, Boston College, Stokes Hall North
Chestnut Hill, MA  02467-3806, USA
Tel: (+01) 617 552-4570
e-mail: morandg[at]

Dermot Moran PhD, DLitt, MRIA was President of the International Federation of Philosophical Societies (FISP) for the term 2013-2018. He is the inaugural holder of the Joseph Chair in Catholic Philosophy at Boston College, and has also been Professor of Philosophy (Metaphysics & Logic) at University College Dublin and Sir Walter Murdoch Adjunct Professor in the Humanities and Social Sciences at Murdoch University, Australia. He is a Member of the Royal Irish Academy since 2003. Prof. Moran has published widely on medieval philosophy (especially Christian Neoplatonism) and contemporary European philosophy, especially the phenomenological tradition. His monographs 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, co-authored with Joseph Cohen, The Husserl Dictionary (Bloomsbury, 2012. He has edited Husserl’s Logical Investigations, 2 vols. (Routledge, 2001), The Shorter Logical Investigations (Routledge, 2001), 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 Co-Editor of the book series Contributions to Phenomenology (Springer). In 2013, he was awarded the DLitt Degree by the National University of Ireland on the basis of published work. Prof. Moran has been the recipient of a number of Irish Research Council grants and senior research fellowships, including the IRC Research Development Initiative Grant The Phenomenology of Consciousness and Subjectivity (2008-2010) and the IRC Advanced Collaborative Research Project Discovering the We: The Phenomenology of Sociality (2012-2013). He is PI of the successful Australian Research Council Discovery Project, Judgment, Responsibility and the life-world: The phenomenological critique of formalism (2010-2012) and Chief Investigator of the Marie Curie award Towards a Phenomenology of the Anxious Body (2014-2017). He conducts research in phenomenology, the relations between analytic and Continental philosophy and on medieval Neo-Platonism. He is currently working on the themes of intentionality, embodiment, empathy, intersubjectivity and sociality. His Introduction to Phenomenology was awarded the Ballard Prize in 2001 and has been translated into Chinese and Spanish. In recognition of his research contribution, Professor Moran was awarded the Royal Irish Academy Gold Medal in the Humanities in 2012. Website: 

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