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Mark Dooley

 

Welcome to my website!

Here, you will find details of my Career and Life, Books, and Media & Public Appearances. I also make available a substantial collection of my journalistic writings.  At the bottom of this page, I have selected a quote from these writings in the hope that it will help you kick off your day on a contemplative, thought-provoking, but always life-affirming note.  

 

 View Moral Matters: A Philosophy of Homecoming and all my works by hitting the ‘Books’ tab above

  • Here are details of my latest articles & some recent public appearances

* I shall be introducing and discussing my book Conversations with Roger Scruton online at the Scrutopia Book Club on Friday, October 23 at 2pm London & Dublin time.  To register please click Here

On Roger Scruton and more, More Christ podcast, September 19, 2020

‘Society’s response to Covid’, Spirit Radio, September 17, 2020

Society’s response to Covid

‘Before & After Scruton’ in The European Conservative, Summer/Fall 2020, No. 17: 98-102.

Before & After Scruton

‘A Philosophical perspective on the wearing of face masks to combat Covid 19’, Spirit Radio, June 17, 2020

A philosophical perspective on the wearing of face coverings to combat COVID-19

‘Sir Roger Scruton: The Philosopher’s Mind at its End’ in The Critic, February 12, 2020 Here

‘A Philosophical Approach to Voting’, Spirit Radio, January 31, 2020 –

Fri 31 Jan feat’ Dr Mark Dooley, Eamon Ryan, Leah Wallace, Annmarie Bowring

‘A Christian-Philosophical Approach to the Climate Emergency’, Spirit Radio, November 20, 2019 –

Wed 20 Nov feat’ Caitriona Lynch, Dr Mark Dooley, Fr Mark Byrne, Nigel Connell.

‘That this House would rather Believe’, Garret Fitzgerald Chamber, University College Dublin, 15.10.2019https://youtu.be/0kJHFVS9i0I

‘The Poison of Negativity’, Spirit Radio, August 21, 2019 – 

‘What Roger Scruton can teach his detractors’, The Spectator, 30.4.2019 https://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2019/04/what-roger-scruton-can-teach-his-detractors/

La fin de la democratie?’ in Les Democratie dans l’adversite, Chantal Delsol & Giulio de Ligio eds. (Cerf, 2019), pp. 117-130.

‘Burke, Prophet of Peace’ in The European Conservative, Issue 15: Summer/Fall 2018, pp. 26-29 (https://europeanconservative.com/wp-content/uploads/eurocon_15_2018_summer-fall_dig.pdf)

  • And here is a topical piece from my archive:

Moral Matters, Irish Daily Mail

July 22, 2015

Only you can build the very firmest of foundations

For as he thinks in his heart, so is he’. That beautiful line contains all there is to know about how to lead a happy and successful life. We search so hard for the secret to health, wealth and peace, yet we search in vain when we ignore the inner self. What is the inner self? We endlessly refer to the ‘self ’ but can we ever really know what it is? We can point to the body, but not to this thing we call the ‘self’. And yet the self is what I am. It is that miraculous thing which…Read More

Before & After Scruton

It is there, on that little patch of earth we call ‘home’, that we experience our deepest sense of certainty and consolation. It is while living out the gentle routines of domestic life that we derive the greatest comfort this life can offer. ~Mark DooleySource: Moral Matters, 13.2.2013