Patrick O’Connor researches European Philosophy, with special reference to Phenomenology and 20th Century French Philosophy. He is particularly interested in the intersection of Philosophy and Literature. He has published two books one entitled Atheism Reclaimed on atheism and existentialism, the other on phenomenology, ethics, and the work of Jacques Derrida entitled Derrida: Profanations. He has published several articles on Jacques Derrida, Alain Badiou, Foucault, and Giorgio Agamben. He is currently completing a monograph examining the role of philosophy in the literature of Cormac McCarthy.