Philosophy at St Andrews

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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.

Events

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


Mon 5th December 2016 09:15 to 17:30

Winter Reflectorium


Tue 6th December 2016 15:00 to 17:00

Higher-Order Contingentism

Peter Fritz (Oslo)


Wed 7th December 2016 10:00 to 12:00

Logics for Propositional Contingentism

Peter Fritz (Oslo)


Thu 8th December 2016 11:00 to 13:00

Predication and Existence

Peter Fritz (Oslo)


Fri 9th December 2016 16:15 to 18:00

Friday seminar

Patrik Hummel and Stefano Lo Re

Research Postgraduate Friday Seminar Series



Mon 8th May 2017 to Tue 9th May 2017

Self-Control through Accountability to Others Workshop

see event webpage


Tue 23rd May 2017 to Thu 25th May 2017

Proofs of Propositions in 14th-Century Logic Workshop

see event webpage


Sat 3rd June 2017 to Sun 4th June 2017

Slurring and Swearing Workshop

see event webpage


Thu 15th June 2017 to Fri 16th June 2017

Blames and Norms Workshop

see event webpage