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 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.

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 2015/16 and the Philosophy Handbook for Undergraduates 2015/16.

Latest news

Lecturer/Reader in Philosophy

We wish to appoint a Lecturer or Reader in Philosophy for September 2016. The successful candidate will show potential for excellent research in any area of philosophy, including the history of philosophy, to complement and extend our existing strengths. In addition you will offer a range of undergraduate and graduate teaching and supervision.

Lecturer/Reader in Philosophy

We wish to appoint a Lecturer/Reader in Philosophy for September 2016. The successful candidate will show potential for excellent research on topics relevant to issues of public concern which could include, but are not limited to, topics within applied ethics; political philosophy; philosophy of law; philosophy of science, social science or medicine; social epistemology. In addition, you will offer a range of undergraduate and graduate teaching and supervision.


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Events

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


Wed 30th September 2015 16:15

To be confirmed

Alex Grzankowski, University of Cambridge and Texas Tech University

Philosophy Club


Wed 7th October 2015 16:15

To be confirmed

Daniel Rothschild, University College London

Philosophy Club


Wed 11th November 2015 16:15

To be confirmed

Katharine Jenkins, University of Sheffield

Philosophy Club


Wed 18th November 2015 16:15

To be confirmed

Helen Steward, University of Leeds

Philosophy Club


Wed 25th November 2015 to Thu 26th November 2015

Inferentialism Workshop

see event webpage


Wed 25th November 2015 16:15

To be confirmed

Debbie Roberts, University of Edinburgh

Philosophy Club


Tue 1st December 2015 09:00

Winter Reflectorium


Sun 6th December 2015 10:06 to Mon 7th December 2015

Epistemic Incoherence Workshop

see event webpage


Wed 4th May 2016

Paton Colloquim


Sat 7th May 2016 to Sun 8th May 2016

Testimony and Context Workshop

see event webpage