BA (1972), MA (1974), NUI Cork; PhD, Penn State (1978); Prof. Dr. William Desmond has taught at St. Bonaventure’s, NY, NUI Maynooth, and Loyola College in Maryland (1982-94) where he held the Higgins Chair of Philosophy.
He is currently Professor of Philosophy and Director of the International Programme in Philosophy at K.U.Leuven, as well as David Cook Visiting Chair at Villanova University, USA. He is the author of 12 books, including Being and the Between (winner of the Prix Cardinal Mercier, and the J.N. Findlay Award for best book in metaphysics, 1995-1997).
Among his other books are Ethics and the Between (2001), Hegel's God: A Counterfeit Double? (2003), Art, Origins, Otherness: Between Philosophy and Art (2003), Is There a Sabbath for Thought? Between Religion and Philosophy (2005); God and the Between (2008); Being Between: Conditions of Irish Thought (2008). He has also edited 5 books and published around 90 articles.