Research

I am an Assistant Professor in Philosophy at the School of Philosophy, University College Dublin, where I teach critical thinking; intro to ethics; epistemology; metaphysics; philosophy of religion; and philosophy of time.

I am Co-Director with Alison Fernandes (Trinity College, Dublin) of the Irish Society for the Philosophy of Time and Director of the UCD Newman Centre for the Study of Religions.

My research is primarily in the philosophy of time and the metaphysics of modality. 

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

1. Published Research

2. Under Review/In Development

  • A paper on Presentism (under review)
  • A paper on knowledge of presentness (with Jonathan Tallant; under review)
  • A paper on the A-theory (under review)
  • A paper on the Moving Spotlight Theory (draft complete)

3. Doctoral Thesis

4. Presentations

  • A-theories, Post-Prior. University of Nottingham, 2019.
  • Problems for Existence Presentism. National University of Ireland, Dublin, 2019.
  • Skow on Robust Passage. University of Bonn, 2018.
  • Moving Spotlight Theories. University of Durham, 2017.
  • Classic MST. University of Milan, 2017.
  • Change on The B-theory. University of Oxford, 2017.
  • Advanced Temporalising. University of Hamburg, 2016.
  • The Stuck Spotlight. University of Bonn, 2016.
  • Real Change. Trinity College, University of Dublin, 2016.
  • Past Particulars. University of Bonn, 2016. 
  • The Presentism/Eternalism Debate. 99th Meeting of the Irish Philosophical Club, 2016.
  • New Developments in Temporal Metaphysics. University of Bonn, 2015.
  • Advanced Temporalising. Trinity College, University of Dublin, 2015.
  • Talking About The Non-existent Past. University College Cork, 2015.
  • What Am I Doing?. Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, Oxford, 2014.
  • Could I Have Been a Turnip? Magdalen College School, Oxford, 2014.

5. Public Philosophy