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    • Being played 

      Walsh, David (2015-09)
      This thesis is an examination of kinaesthetic play from the lived experience of the player. The aim of this work is to show that the value of play runs much deeper than its applications and that play should be understood ...
    • Expression and silence: the language of phenomenology in Wittgenstein and Heidegger 

      O'Rourke, Jonathan (NUI Galway, 2018-10-31)
      This thesis is a comparative study of Wittgenstein and Heidegger in relation to their engagement with the problem of phenomenological expression. My central argument is that by reading Wittgenstein in this way, we can begin ...
    • Faith, reason, and the limits of linguistic expression: An investigation of Søren Kierkegaard and Immanuel Kant 

      Roe, John (NUI Galway, 2020-03-02)
      There exists an apparent conflict or disjunction between religious faith and reason – one that manifests in a tangible way as a clash between secular and religious ways of looking at the world. When we contextualize this ...
    • Hannah Arendt and mass evil: A critical examination of Arendt's concepts of banality and Ideology 

      Hardiman, Michael (NUI Galway, 2020-02-27)
      ABSTRACT This thesis explicates Hannah Arendt’s understanding of mass evildoing. Arendt’s approach to mass evil is grounded in her analysis of the historical periods of the Third Reich and the Soviet regime under Stalin ...
    • Nietzsche's askesis and philosophy as a style of life 

      Riel, Trine (NUI Galway, 2019-05-08)
      In its original Greek sense askesis means ‘exercise.’ As such askesis is practical; it names the very idea of practice as an activity, and askesis is aspirational; it indicates an aim for which the practice is undertaken. ...
    • The ontology of technology: a Heideggerian perspective 

      Lally, Róisín (2016-06-30)
      The question concerning technology lies at the heart of human existence. As such it must take a central place in philosophy today. This importance, however, is veiled by a historical interpretation of technology as ...
    • Translating translation: following Benjamin 

      O'Neill, Veronica (2013-09-19)
      There is more to language than communication and more to translation than transferral of what is communicated between languages. A translation theory that is rooted in a preconception as to the 'why' of translation sees ...