Philosophy at St Andrews
St Andrews is one of the leading international centres for philosophy in Britain.
In the most recent Research Assessment Exercise, St Andrews Philosophy was ranked joint-first with University College London amongst all UK Philosophy departments. 40% of philosophical research at St Andrews was awarded the highest grade (4*, 'world leading'). 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.
We are happy to welcome our new students to the Department of Philosophy.
We wish to appoint to a Readership/Professorship in Philosophy. The successful candidate will have an outstanding international reputation for research in philosophical logic, philosophy of language, metaphysics, philosophy of mind or epistemology, to complement and extend our strengths in these and related areas.
We wish to appoint to a Lectureship in Philosophy. The successful candidate will show potential for excellent research in meta-ethics, normative ethics, political philosophy, philosophy of law, aesthetics, or the histories of these areas, to complement and extend our existing strengths.
This is a selection of forthcoming and highlighted events - see also the full schedule of Philosophy events.
Wed 26th November 2014 16:15
Patrick Todd, University of Edinburgh
Fri 5th December 2014 to Sat 6th December 2014
The University of St Andrews is hosting the 2014 Scots Philosophical Association Annual Meeting and registration is now open.
Mon 15th December 2014 11:00 to 13:00
Mon 15th December 2014 17:15 to 18:30
Professor Michael Ignateiff
Tue 16th December 2014 11:00 to 13:00
Wed 4th February 2015 16:15
Bryan Pickel (Edinburgh)
Wed 25th February 2015 16:15
Emanuela Ceva (Pavia/CEPPA)
Wed 11th March 2015 16:15
Becko Copenhaver (Lewis and Clark)
Wed 1st April 2015 16:15
Jonathan Way (Southampton)
Wed 8th April 2015 16:15
Gail Fine (Oxford)