Portrait of George Berkeley by John Smybert (1727)

George Berkeley occupies a place in philosophy above perhaps any other Irish thinker. But the former bishop of Cloyne and Trinity College Dublin al(...)

Irish philosopher George Berkeley. Photograph: Hulton Archive

That John Toland is not a household name in Ireland has surely much to do with the influence of the Catholic Church on education. A scholar, philos(...)

Collectable philosophers: cards for the thinking classroom. Illustration: Dearbhla Kelly/Irish Times Premedia

If philosophy had been on the curriculum 30 years ago, would we be in the same mess we’re in today? It’s a tantalising thought and the very sort of “w(...)