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McGrath, Killian Francis

Killian Francis McGrath, M.Phil, M.Mus.

Doctoral Fellow


Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Fakultät für Philosophie, Wissenschaftstheorie
und Religionswissenschaft
Lehrstuhl für Wissenschaftstheorie
Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1
80539 München

Ludwigstr. 31
Room 128
80539 München

Further Information

As an undergraduate I read theoretical physics and German at NUIM (2014), I then completed my Masters in Philosophy at LMU Munich in 2016, my Thesis “Intuition and formal scientific method, a conflict in Roger Penrose’s Godelian argument”, was supervised by Dr. Richard Dawid (String theory and the scientific method) and marked by Prof. Hartmann.
In 2017 I embarked on a Masters in Music performance (Guitar) at UCC (completed 2018). Greatly satisfying my love for music and my interest in the phenomenology of music. I was very interested in ‘truth in art’, informal learning, re-projecting life from the imagination and the nature of ‘eternal’ judgments and the enduring portrayals of the human condition made through art.

Research interests

My primary philosophical interest is the intelligibility of nature. I found great support of my own thinking in the work of Thomas Nagel (for example). I am interested in the philosophical consequences of Godel’s theorems, synthetic truths in mathematics and the implications of the above for the philosophy of mind. Furthermore I am interested in phenomenology, the relationship between intuition and reality, formalism v intuitionism, and in the structure of our knowledge in mathematical science.


My M.A. thesis “Intuition and formal scientific methods, a conflict in Roger Penrose’s Godelian argument” is to be submitted (in consolidated form) for Publication and was awarded 1,0.