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Philosophy at St Andrews

Welcome

We are happy to welcome our new students to the Department of Philosophy.

New undergraduates should refer first to the Guide for new students 2016/17, the Philosophy Handbook for Undergraduates 2016/17 and the Philosophy Peer Prospectus 2016/17.

Philosophy at St Andrews

St Andrews is one of the leading international centres for philosophy in Britain.

In the latest UK-wide assessment of the research of UK universities (REF 2014) the philosophy department was ranked 1st in Scotland and 5th in the UK (by grade point average). 83% of research was assessed as either 4* or 3*. The St Andrews/Stirling graduate programme (SASP) was ranked second in Britain in a recent US-based survey.

There is a busy programme of conferences, workshops and visiting speakers from universities in the UK and from abroad. The Philosophy Club, which is open to everyone, is the regular visiting speakers' seminar. Several specialized research seminars meet weekly or fortnightly. There is also a Friday Seminar for doctoral students, and a seminar specifically for MLitt students.

There are two philosophical research centres in St Andrews: The Centre for Ethics, Philosophy and Public Affairs (CEPPA), and the Arché Philosophical Research Centre for the Philosophy of Logic, Language, Metaphysics and Epistemology. The Philosophical Quarterly, one of the most respected international philosophy journals, is edited from St Andrews.

Latest news

St Andrews Philosophy ranked 16th in the world

The Department of Philosophy has been ranked 16th in the world according to the 2016 QS World University Rankings.

Professor John Haldane named as one of the 50 Most Influential Living Philosophers

We are delighted to announce that Professor John Haldane has been named as one of the 50 Most Influential Living Philosophers by TheBestSchools.org. He is recognised for his work on Thomas Aquinas and for coining the term 'Analytical Thomism'.

Philosophy at St Andrews is Top for Student Satisfaction

In the most recent National Student Survey (NSS 2016) the Department of Philosophy received a 100% score for student satisfaction, placing us first out of 57 philosophy departments in the UK. 

St Andrews Philosophy ranked top in the UK

The Department of Philosophy at St Andrews has been ranked top in the UK by the Guardian University Guide 2017


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Events

This is a selection of forthcoming and highlighted events - see also the full schedule of Philosophy events.


Thu 29th September 2016 17:15

2016 Knox Lecture

Professor Rae Langton (Cambridge)

Blocking as Counter-speech


Fri 30th September 2016 16:15 to 18:00

Friday seminar

James Ursell and Joe Bowen

Research Postgraduate Friday Seminar Series


Tue 4th October 2016 18:05 to 19:35

On a Theory of a Better Morality and a Better Theory of Morality

Geoff Sayre-McCord (UNC)

CEPPA talk


Wed 5th October 2016 16:15

A puzzle about knowledge, justification and the future

Martin Smith (Edinburgh)

Philosophy Club


Fri 7th October 2016 16:15 to 18:00

Friday seminar

Ash Watkins and Marvin Backes

Research Postgraduate Friday Seminar Series


Sat 15th October 2016 12:10 to Sun 16th October 2016

Arché 9th Graduate Conference

see event webpage


Fri 21st October 2016 16:15 to 18:00

Friday seminar

Jasen Khudairi and TBA

Research Postgraduate Friday Seminar Series


Wed 26th October 2016

Kant Workshop


Wed 26th October 2016 16:15

Rossian Conceptual Intuitionism

Robert Cowan (Glasgow)

Philosophy Club


Fri 28th October 2016 16:15 to 18:00

Friday seminar

Miguel Egler and TBA

Research Postgraduate Friday Seminar Series