School of Human Development


Primary Department
School of Human Development
Academic Staff
Phone number:
01 700
St Patrick's Campus
Room Number
SPC M 101

Academic biography

Eileen Brennan's Google Scholar page: Eileen Brennan Google Scholar page. Eileen Brennan is a lecturer in Philosophy and History of Education at the DCU Institute of Education. She holds a B.A. and an M.A. from University College Dublin, and an Habilitation au Doctorat and a Doctorat de Philosophie from the Catholic University of Paris. She was formerly a lecturer in Philosophy at Trinity College Dublin. 

She is one of the editors of Reading Ricoeur through Law (Lexington Books, 2022), and was formerly Co-editorial Director of the international, peer-reviewed, bilingual, academic journal, √Čtudes Ricoeuriennes /Ricoeur Studies. She has translated several philosophical books and articles, including Paul Ricoeur, On Translation (Routledge) and Dominique Janicaud, On the Human Condition (Routledge). She is currently Co-chair of the Society for Women in Philosophy (Ireland).

Research interests

Google Scholar page
narrative and metaphor in education; the interface between the philosophy of education and political theory; the hermeneutics of action; methodological advances and debates in phenomenology; and translating philosophical texts