[1] (2022) The Formation of the Modern Self: Reason, Happiness and the Passions from Montaigne to Kant. London: Bloomsbury [forthcoming], 252pp. View Sample.

[2] (2013) A Phenomenology of Christian Life: Glory and Night. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 252pp. Download PDF.

[3] (2013) The Time of Revolution. Kairos and Chronos in Heidegger. London: Bloomsbury, 246pp. View PDF.

[4] (1999) Zeit des Handelns und Möglichkeit der Verwandlung. Kairologie und Chronologie bei Heidegger im Jahrzehnt nach ‘Sein und Zeit’. Würzburg: Königshausen und Neumann, 250pp.

Edited Collections

[5] (2006) Violence, Victims, Justifications. Philosophical Approaches. London: Peter Lang, 251 pp. View sample.

Journal Articles

[6] “Gewalt und Gewohnheit: Zwischen vergangenen Zukünften und gegenwärtigen Vergangenheiten [Violence and Habituation: Between Past Futures and Present Pasts]“, Phänomenologische Forschungen, 2021-2 [forthcoming]

[7] (2020) “Violent Times, the Horror of the Unspeakable and the Temporality of Religious Experience”, Continental Philosophy Review, Vol. 53, 287–302. Download PDF.

[8] (2019) “The Passionate Self and the Religiosity of Phenomena”, Journal of Speculative Philosophy, Vol. 33, No. 1, SPECIAL ISSUE: THE RELIGIOUS STRUCTURE OF PHENOMENA, pp. 56-77. Download PDF.

[9] (2018) “Timely/Untimely: The Rhythm of Things and the Time of Life”, in Symposium: Canadian Journal of Continental Philosophy, Vol. 22, No. 2 (Fall 2018), pp. 178-200. Download PDF.

[10] (2018) “A Phenomenology of the Infinite. Horizon, Faith and Love”, in Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory, VOL. 17, NO. 2, pp. 338-352. Download PDF.

[11] (2018) “The Passion of Grace: Phenomenology and the Theological Re-turn” in Philosophy Today, Volume 62, Issue 1, pp. 119-136. Download PDF.

[12] (2017) “Speaking after the phenomenon: the promise of things and the future of phenomenology”, Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology, pp. 99-115. Download PDF.

[13] (2015) Philosophical Conversations with Gary Madison”, Symposium: Canadian Journal of Continental Philosophy, Vol. 19, No. 2 (Fall 2015), pp. 123-127.

[14] (2009) “Face and Flesh: Merleau-Ponty and Levinas concerning Desire”, Philosophy Today, vol. 34, pp. 244-249.

[15] (2008) “Reduction, Externalism and Immanence in Husserl and Heidegger”, Synthese (2008), vol. 160 (3), pp. 375-395

[16] (2007) “Kairological Phenomenology: World, the Political and God in the Work of Klaus Held”, International Journal of Philosophical Studies, vol. 15 (3) pp. 395-413.

[17] (2005)“Being Alive: The Place of Life in Merleau-Ponty and Descartes, Chiasmi International, vol. 7, pp. 209-224.

[18] (2002) “Being and Ruination. Simmel and Heidegger on the Phenomenology of Ruins”, Philosophy Today. SPEP Supplement, pp. 10-18.

[19] (2002) “The Sacred in Appearance: An Exploration of the Limits of Phenomenology”, Yearbook of the Irish Philosophical Society, vol. 2,pp. 64-72.

[20] (1999) “The Time of History and the Responsibility of Philosophy: Heideggerian Reflections on the Origins of Philosophy”, Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology, vol. 30, no. 2, pp. 166-181.

[21] (1998) “Future or Future Past: Temporality between Praxis and Poiesis in Heidegger’s Being and Time”, Philosophy Today, vol. 42, no. 3 pp. 262-269.

[22] (1993) “Violence, Reconciliation, Pluralism: A Critique of Irish Nationalism”, Canadian Journal of Irish Studies (1993), Spring, pp. 1-8.

[23] (1992) “Truth as a Problem for Hermeneutics”, Philosophy Today, vol. 34, no. 2, pp. 180-188.

Book Chapters

[24] “Memory, Repetition and Anticipation: The Time of Melody and the Time to Come”, The Oxford Handbook of the Phenomenology of Music, ed. by Jonathan De Souza, Benjamin Steege, and Jessica Wiskus. Oxford: Oxford University Press [forthcoming].

[25] (2022) “Listening to Others: Music and the Phenomenology of Hearing”, Empathy, Intersubjectivity, and the Social World: The Continued Relevance of Phenomenology. Essays in Honour of Dermot Moran, ed. by: Anna Bortolan and Elisa Magrì. Berlin, de Gruyter, pp. 243-60.

[26] (2019) “The Temporality of Violence: Destruction, Dissolution and the Construction of Sense” in C. Sternad (ed.): Philosophical Reflections on Violence and Meaning (Palgrave and McMillan), pp. 41-58. Download PDF.

[27] (2018) “Traces of Endings: The Time of Last Things” in P. Fairfield & S. Geniusas: Hermeneutics and Phenomenology: Figures and Themes. Dordrecht: Springer, pp. 175-187. Download PDF.

[28] (2017) “Givenness, Grace and Marion’s Augustinianism” in A. Calgano and S. Lofts: Breached Horizons. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press. Download PDF.

[29] (2016) “Religion” in C. Lawn and N. Keane (eds.) The Blackwell Companion to Hermeneutics. London: Blackwell, pp. 77-85. Download PDF.

[30] (2016) with Ane Faugstand Aarø: “Cartesian Soul: Embodiment and Phenomenology in the Wake of Descartes”, in C. Elbsy & A. Massecar: Essays on Aesthetic Genesis Washington D.C.: University Press of America, pp. 43-65. Download PDF.

[31] (2016) “Violence and Responsibility” in K. Breen and A. Fives: Philosophy and Public Matters. London: Palgrave, pp. 245-262. Download PDF.

[32] (2015) “Love’s Conditions: Passion and the Practice of Philosophy” in A. Calcagno and D. Enns: Thinking about Love: Essays in Contemporary Continental Philosophy. University Park: Penn State University Press, pp. 81-97. Download PDF.

[33] (2015) “Space, Time and the Articulation of a Place in the World: the Philosophical Context” in B. Richardson (ed.): Spatiality and Symbolic Expression. London: Palgrave, pp. 21-40. Download PDF.

[34] (2012) “Sceptical Wisdom: Descartes, Pascal and the Challenge of Pyrrhonism” in R. Edmondson and K-H. Hülser: Practical Reasoning and Human Engagement: Language, Ethics and Action. London: Rowman and Littlefield, pp. 245-266.

[35] (2012) “The Political and Ethical Significance of Waiting: Heidegger and the Legacy of Thinking” in Halsall, F., Jansen , J. and Murphy, S. (eds.), Critical Communities and Aesthetic Practices: Dialogues with Tony O’ Connor on Society, Art and Friendship Springer Press, pp. 139-150.

[36] (2011) “Religion and Theology” in Luft, S. and Overgaard, S.: Routledge Companion to Phenomenology, London: Routledge, pp. 473-482.

[37] (2010) “Herrschaft, Gedenken und die Grenzen der Gegenwart” (with Dan Bradley) in Liebsch, B. (ed.): Versöhnendes Vergessen? Gedächtnis und Geschichte nach Ricœur Berlin: Akademie Verlag, pp. 151-162.

[38] (2010) “Religion and Ethics” in Lawlor, L. (ed.) Responses to Phenomenology 1930-1960. Chesham, UK: Acumen, pp. 195-216; Reprinted in T. Stähler (ed.): Existentialism vol. 4. London Routledge, 2012, pp. 195–216

[39] (2006) “On Provocation: Violence as Response” in [3] Violence, Victims, Justifications. Philosophical Approaches. London: Peter Lang, pp. 201-218.

[40] (2006) “Afterword” in [3] Violence, Victims, Justifications. Philosophical Approaches. London: Peter Lang, pp. 219-242.

[41] (2006) “Alterity and Divinity: A Response to Richard Kearney’s Gods, Strangers, Monsters” in Manoussakis, J (ed.) After God New York: Fordham University Press, pp. 155-164.

[42] (2005) “Glory, Idolatry, Kairos: Marion and Heidegger on the Ontological Difference” in Cassidy, E. and Leask, I.: Givenness and God : questions of Jean-Luc Marion New York: Fordham University Press,  pp. 69-86.

[43] (2002) “Ruine als Werk. Die Grenze des Handelns als Urmoment der Geschichtlichkeit” inH Hüni & P. Trawney (eds.): Die erscheinende Welt Berlin: Duncker und Humblot, pp. 351-368.

[44] (1995) “Nature as Other: a Hermeneutical Approach to Science” in B. Babich, D. Berghoffen and S. Glynn (eds.) Continental Perspectives in the Philosophy of Science Aldershot: Averbury, pp. 189-204.

Other Publications

[45] “Irish Catholic Identity as Melancholy”, What does it Mean to be Irish Today? Conversations on the Ethics of Identity and Belonging Podcast, Listen Here

[46] (2022) “Speaking of God: Philosophy and Theology Face to Face”, Syndicate Philosophy Symposium on Ryan G. Duns: Spiritual Exercises for a Spiritual Age, www.syndicate .network/symposia/theology/spiritual-excercises-for-a-secular-age/

[47] (2020) “On Religion and Violence”, interview with Dr. Patrick O’Connor, Thales Well Podcast, Listen here.

[48] (2015) “What is Philosophy of Religion?” in Philosophy of Religion: Big Question Philosophy for Scholars and Students,

[49] “Heidegger, Politics, Phenomenology, Religion”, interview with Richard Marshall,

[50] “Why do you feel compelled to flee boredom?”, interview with Joe Humphreys, The Irish Times 27th June 2014. Dictionary/Encyclopaedia Entries

[51] (2004) “Coffey, Thomas” in Tom Duddy (ed.): Dictionary of Irish Philosophers. Bristol: Thoemmes Continuum, pp. 79-80.

[52] (2004) “Ussher, Arnald Percival” in Tom Duddy (ed.): Dictionary of Irish Philosophers. Bristol: Thoemmes Continuum, pp. 350-353.

[53] (2004) “Halifax Colloquy: Between Being and God”, in Richard Kearney (ed.): Debates in Continental Philosophy New York: Fordham University Press

[54] (2004) “Poetics and Imagination: An Interview with Richard Kearney”, Symposium (Journal of the Canadian Society for Hermeneutics) vol. 8, no.3, pp. 667-683.


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