Research

I’m a Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Philosophy at University College Dublin, where I teach courses in critical thinking, ethics, epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of religion and philosophy of time. My research is primarily in philosophy of time and metaphysics of modality. My PhilPeople profile is HERE.

I received a B.Phil. (2010, Exeter College) and D.Phil (2014, St. Hilda’s College) in Philosophy from the University of Oxford. My D.Phil. supervisors were Cian Dorr (NYU) and John Hawthorne (USC) and my examiners were Timothy Williamson (Oxford) and Dean Zimmerman (Rutgers). I also worked as a Stipendiary Lecturer in Philosophy at Magdalen College, University of Oxford (2014-15).

My e-mail address is daniel[dot]deasy[at]ucd[dot]ie

1. Publications

2. Under review/in development

  • [A paper on the B-theory] (under review)
  • The Moving Spotlight Theory Without Tense (in development)
  • Passage and the Moving Spotlight Theory (in development)
  • Problems for Existence Presentism (in development)

3. DPhil Thesis

4. Recent Talks

  • On Existence Presentism (University College Dublin)
  • Skow on Robust Passage (University of Bonn)
  • Moving Spotlight Theories (University of Durham)
  • Classic MST (University of Milan)
  • Change on the B-theory (University of Oxford)
  • Advanced Temporalising (University of Hamburg)
  • The Stuck Spotlight (University of Bonn)
  • Real Change (Trinity College, University of Dublin)
  • Past Particulars (University of Bonn)
  • The Presentism/Eternalism Debate (99th Meeting of the Irish Philosophical Club)
  • New Developments in Temporal Metaphysics (University of Bonn)
  • Advanced Temporalising (Trinity College, University of Dublin)
  • Talking About the Non-existent Past (University College Cork)
  • What Am I Doing? (Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, Oxford)
  • Could I Have Been a Turnip? (Magdalen College School, Oxford)

5. Public Philosophy