John-Paul McCarthy: Blaming Famine for our neurosis
Irish-Americans' take on 'traumatic memory' tends towards the simplistic, writes John-Paul McCarthy
The philosophy professor Richard Kearney made a welcome return to our national debate last week.
Civic-minded philosophers have been rare in Irish life for the most part.
We have never produced anyone to rival the influence of the late Bernard Williams in Britain or Martha Nussbaum in the USA.