Danielle Petherbridge

UCD School of Philosophy

Dr Danielle Petherbridge (UCD) is Assistant Professor in the School of Philosophy at NUID UCD and Deputy-Director of the UCD Centre for Ethics in Public Life. Previously she was an IRC Marie-Curie fellow in the Department of Philosophy at Columbia University, New York, and a Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellow. She is currently working on two research projects: one, a monograph on recognisability and vulnerability; two, a book project on subjectivity and intersubjectivity. Her primary research interests include theories of vulnerability and recognition; the relation between perception, attention and affect; and theories of intersubjectivity in phenomenology and social philosophy. Her current work on vulnerability seeks to examine the intersection between recognition, trust and vulnerability. This complex of issues is explored in both a forthcoming refereed journal article and monograph, as well as an edited volume. One of the primary issues examined in this research centres around the forms of vulnerability that underlie relations of trust as well as the recognitive relations upon which trust in experts depends. Petherbridge is also creator and co-founder of the Irish Young Philosopher Awards and is developing educational packages on ethics and trust for school students at both primary and secondary school level.