Philosophy at St Andrews

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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.

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 2014/15 and the Philosophy Handbook for Undergraduates 2014/15.

Events

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


Wed 1st October 2014 16:15

Empirical Moral Psychology and Some Challenges to Moral Knowledge

Erik Wielenberg, CEPPA Visiting Fellow

Philosophy Club


Fri 10th October 2014 09:00 to Sat 11th October 2014 17:00

5th North Sea Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy: Political Thought In The Early Modern Period

Organiser: Dr James Harris


Sat 11th October 2014 to Sun 12th October 2014

Non-Alethic Aims of Inquiry

see event webpage


Thu 16th October 2014 13:12 to Fri 17th October 2014

Symposium on Recanati

see event webpage


Wed 22nd October 2014 16:15

A Theory of Intuition and Intuitive Justification

Robert Audi, University of Notre Dame

Philosophy Club


Sat 1st November 2014 to Sun 2nd November 2014

Mereology Workshop

see event webpage


Wed 5th November 2014 16:15

title to be confirmed

Kim Sterelny, Australian National University

Philosophy Club


Sat 8th November 2014 to Sun 9th November 2014

8th Annual Arché Graduate Conference

see event webpage


Wed 12th November 2014 16:15

Why Moral Anxiety Matters

Charles Kurth, CEPPA Visiting Fellow

Philosophy Club


Wed 19th November 2014 16:15

Sifting Through the Wreckage: Some Thoughts about Foundations for Mathematics

Toby Meadows, University of Aberdeen

Philosophy Club