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School of Human Development


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

Academic biography

Eileen Brennan is an Associate Professor in the School of Human Development 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 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). 

Research interests

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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