Dr Cyril McDonnell

Philosophy

Gaeilge agus fáilte

Lecturer

Arts Building
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(01) 7083698

Biography

Research Interests

The development of both hermeneutic and scientific methods of analysis in the unfolding of late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century phenomenology (especially, Brentano, Dilthey, Husserl, Heidegger, and Levinas). Brentano's modification of the scholastic concept(s) of intentionality in descriptive psychology and the influences of 'English empiricists' (Hume, J.S. Mill) on his early thinking. Post-Kantian Philosophy of Religion (especially, Hegel, Schleiermacher, Kierkegaard, Levinas, and Desmond). Topics in Special Ethics (especially, morality and the law; the history and concept of rights; the concept and justification of punishment). Philosophy of education (especially, the concepts and relationship between teaching and learning).

Books

  Year Publication
2015 Heidegger’s Way Through Phenomenology To the Question of the Meaning of Being. A Study of Heidegger’s Philosophical Path of Thinking from 1909 to 1927.
McDonnell, Cyril (2015) Heidegger’s Way Through Phenomenology To the Question of the Meaning of Being. A Study of Heidegger’s Philosophical Path of Thinking from 1909 to 1927. Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann. [Details]
2012 Yearbook of the Irish Philosophical Society (2011).
McDonnell, Cyril, Assoc. Ed./ Gottlöber, Susan, Ed. (2012) Yearbook of the Irish Philosophical Society (2011). : Irish Philosophical Society. [Details]
2010 Yearbook of the Irish Philosophical Society (2009).
McDonnell, Cyril (ed.) (2010) Yearbook of the Irish Philosophical Society (2009). : Irish Philosophical Society. [Details]
2008 Maynooth Philosophical Papers Issue No. 4 (2007) .
McDonnell, Cyril (ed.) (2008) Maynooth Philosophical Papers Issue No. 4 (2007) . : Philosophy Department NUIM. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2007 '‘Heidegger, Dilthey, and “the Being-Question”: Towards a Critical Appraisal of Heidegger's Use of Hermeneutic Phenomenology’'
Cyril McDonnell (2007) '‘Heidegger, Dilthey, and “the Being-Question”: Towards a Critical Appraisal of Heidegger's Use of Hermeneutic Phenomenology’' In: Transcendence and Phenomenology. London: SCM-Canterbury Press. [IR Link] [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2017 'Brentano’s New Understanding of Psychology in Light of His Reading of English Empiricists'
Cyril McDonnell (2017) 'Brentano’s New Understanding of Psychology in Light of His Reading of English Empiricists'. Brentano Studien. Internationales Jahrbuch der Franz Brentano Forschung, XV/1 :263-290 [Details]
2015 ''Understanding and Assessing Brentano's Thesis in Light of His Modification of the Scholastic Concept of Intentionality''
McDonnell, Cyril (2015) ''Understanding and Assessing Brentano's Thesis in Light of His Modification of the Scholastic Concept of Intentionality''. Brentano Studien. Internationales Jahrbuch der Franz Brentano Forschung, 13 :153-182 [IR Link] [Details]
2012 '‘The Significance of Heidegger’s Analysis of Death in His Advancement of Husserl’s Idea of Phenomenology Towards the Question of the Meaning of Being in Being and Time’'
McDonnell, Cyril (2012) '‘The Significance of Heidegger’s Analysis of Death in His Advancement of Husserl’s Idea of Phenomenology Towards the Question of the Meaning of Being in Being and Time’'. Yearbook of the Irish Philosophical Society, 2011 :85-110 [IR Link] [Details]
2011 '‘The Task and Significance of Philosophical Reflection on the Relation of the Finite to the Infinite after Kant, in Husserl, Heidegger and Schleiermacher’'
McDonnell, Cyril (2011) '‘The Task and Significance of Philosophical Reflection on the Relation of the Finite to the Infinite after Kant, in Husserl, Heidegger and Schleiermacher’'. YEARBOOK OF THE IRISH PHILOSOPHICAL SOCIETY, 2010 :93-116 [IR Link] [Details]
2011 '‘Husserl's Critique of Brentano's Doctrine of Inner Perception and its Significance for Understanding Husserl's Method in Phenomenology’'
McDonnell, Cyril (2011) '‘Husserl's Critique of Brentano's Doctrine of Inner Perception and its Significance for Understanding Husserl's Method in Phenomenology’'. MAYNOOTH PHILOSOPHICAL PAPERS, 6 :73-109 [IR Link] [Details]
2010 '‘The Causal Link Between Teaching and Learning: Some Metaphysical, Ethical and Political Considerations’'
McDonnell, Cyril (2010) '‘The Causal Link Between Teaching and Learning: Some Metaphysical, Ethical and Political Considerations’'. YEARBOOK OF THE IRISH PHILOSOPHICAL SOCIETY, 2009 :43-63 [IR Link] [Details]
2009 '‘Why Punish the Guilty? Towards a Philosophical Analysis of the State’s Justification of Punishment’'
McDonnell, Cyril (2009) '‘Why Punish the Guilty? Towards a Philosophical Analysis of the State’s Justification of Punishment’'. MAYNOOTH PHILOSOPHICAL PAPERS, 5 :21-34 [IR Link] [Details]
2008 '‘Understanding and Assessing Heidegger's Topic in Phenomenology in Light of his Appropriation of Dilthey's Hermeneutic Manner of Thinking’'
McDonnell, Cyril (2008) '‘Understanding and Assessing Heidegger's Topic in Phenomenology in Light of his Appropriation of Dilthey's Hermeneutic Manner of Thinking’'. MAYNOOTH PHILOSOPHICAL PAPERS, 4 :31-52 [IR Link] [Details]
2006 '‘Brentano's Modification of the Medieval-Scholastic Concept of Intentional Inexistence in Psychology from an Empirical Standpoint (1874)’'
McDonnell, Cyril (2006) '‘Brentano's Modification of the Medieval-Scholastic Concept of Intentional Inexistence in Psychology from an Empirical Standpoint (1874)’'. MAYNOOTH PHILOSOPHICAL PAPERS, 3 :56-75 [IR Link] [Details]
2006 '‘Brentano's Revaluation of the Scholastic Concept of Intentionality into a Root-Concept of Descriptive Psychology’'
McDonnell, Cyril (2006) '‘Brentano's Revaluation of the Scholastic Concept of Intentionality into a Root-Concept of Descriptive Psychology’'. YEARBOOK OF THE IRISH PHILOSOPHICAL SOCIETY, 2006 :124-171 [IR Link] [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
2004 '‘Heidegger's Recovery of the Being-Question in Light of His Interpretation and Evaluation of Husserl's Transcendental Reduction’'
Cyril McDonnell (2004) '‘Heidegger's Recovery of the Being-Question in Light of His Interpretation and Evaluation of Husserl's Transcendental Reduction’' NUI Postgraduate Research Record: Proceedings of the Colloquium, x :128-136. [IR Link] [Details]

Book Review

  Year Publication
2009 Review: Between System and Poetics: William Desmond and Philosophy after Dialectic, ed. by Thomas A.F. Kelly (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2007).
McDonnell, Cyril (2009) Review: Between System and Poetics: William Desmond and Philosophy after Dialectic, ed. by Thomas A.F. Kelly (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2007). Book Review [IR Link] [Details]
2009 Review: God and the Between, by William Desmond (Oxford: Blackwell, 2008).
McDonnell, Cyril (2009) Review: God and the Between, by William Desmond (Oxford: Blackwell, 2008). Book Review [IR Link] [Details]
2002 Review: Being and Dialectic: Metaphysics and Culture, ed. by William Desmond & Joseph Grange (Albany: State University of New York Press, 2000).
McDonnell, Cyril (2002) Review: Being and Dialectic: Metaphysics and Culture, ed. by William Desmond & Joseph Grange (Albany: State University of New York Press, 2000). Book Review [IR Link] [Details]
1999 Review: Being and the Between, by William Desmond (Albany: State University of New York Press, 1995).
McDonnell, Cyril (1999) Review: Being and the Between, by William Desmond (Albany: State University of New York Press, 1995). Book Review [IR Link] [Details]
1988 Review (in Comhar): Transitions: Narratives in Modern Irish Culture by Richard Kearney (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1988).
McDonnell, Cyril (1988) Review (in Comhar): Transitions: Narratives in Modern Irish Culture by Richard Kearney (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1988). Book Review [IR Link] [Details]

Magazine Article

  Year Publication
1996 'Asking the Right Question'.
Cyril McDonnell (1996) 'Asking the Right Question'. Magazine Article [IR Link] [Details]