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Dr Patrick Riordan SJ

Dr Patrick Riordan SJ Lecturer
Telephone: 020 7795 6600


My graduate studies in philosophy were in Munich and Innsbruck. I was awarded the doctorate in philosophy by the University of Innsbruck in 1985 for a thesis entitled The Senses of Justice: A Critical Reconstruction of Justice-Talk in Practical Discourse. My M.A. studies had been at the Hochschule für Philosophie, Munich, where I submitted a Masters Thesis in 1981 entitled Das Entstehen des Geistes. Karl Rahner’s Theorie der Selbstüberbietung.

Current teaching


Introduction to Value: I teach the section on Political Issues for first year BA students
Political Philosophy
Marx and Marxism


Together with Dr Anna Abram I lecture on Ethical Issues Today for MA students taking the MA in Contemporary Ethics, and other degrees.
For those taking the MA in Philosophy I lecture on Political Philosophy.

Research Interests

Additional Areas of Interest

  • Religious language and public reason. Philosophy of justice. Philosophical issues connected with punishment. Social Ethics. Political Philosophy and Common Good


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