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.

Latest news

Reader/Professor in 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.

Lecturer in Philosophy

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.


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Events

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


Wed 26th November 2014 16:15

Moral Responsibility: Given or Constructed?

Patrick Todd, University of Edinburgh

Philosophy Club


Fri 5th December 2014 to Sat 6th December 2014

2014 Annual General Meeting of the Scots Philosophical Association

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

2014 Knox Seminar

Michael Ignatieff


Mon 15th December 2014 17:15 to 18:30

2014 T.M. Knox Memorial Lecture

Professor Michael Ignateiff


Tue 16th December 2014 11:00 to 13:00

Seminar on Knox Lecture

Michael Ignatieff


Wed 4th February 2015 16:15

TBD

Bryan Pickel (Edinburgh)

Philosophy Club


Wed 25th February 2015 16:15

TBD

Emanuela Ceva (Pavia/CEPPA)

Philosophy Club


Wed 11th March 2015 16:15

TBD

Becko Copenhaver (Lewis and Clark)

Philosophy Club


Wed 1st April 2015 16:15

TBD

Jonathan Way (Southampton)

Philosophy Club


Wed 8th April 2015 16:15

TBD

Gail Fine (Oxford)

Philosophy Club