Philosophy by Postcard

Project timeline

15 July - 30 September 2019

Irish postbox

Postbox is open!

We received over 400 postcards at our Blessington Street PO Box.

October 2019

Our team selected 100 postcards

We looked for postcards we could match to our philosophers, and for missives that we found surprising or moving or exciting. There were so many to choose from it was a hard task to pick just 100.

Process - we select 100 postcards

We photographed your postcards

We took a photograph of the 100 postcards.

We posted the postcards to our philosophers

...along with a special edition artist postcard for the reply to be written on.

Process - Postcards get sent to philosophers

November 2019 - January 2020

The philosophers wrote their responses

...and sent them back to us...

We photographed the philosophers' responses

...ready to publish them on this website.

March 2020

Just as we were about to put the replies in the post, the Covid 19 pandemic struck. We kept the postcards safe and sound and waited.

August 2020

Check your mail!

Life resumed - sort of. We added an Iris Murdoch stamp, and put the answers-on-a-postcard in the post!

Check your mail

Read the postcards!

We have now published all 100 questions and answers on this website for you to explore. We would love to know how you would reply to the questions! You can leave a reply in the comments on each postcard.