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.
We are happy to welcome our new students to the Department of Philosophy.
This is a selection of forthcoming and highlighted events - see also the full schedule of Philosophy events.
Sat 3rd September 2016 to Sun 4th September 2016
see event webpage
Wed 21st September 2016 16:15
Ralf Bader (Oxford)
Wed 28th September 2016 16:15
Lauren Ware (Stirling)
Tue 4th October 2016 17:15 to 19:00
Geoff Sayre-McCord (UNC)
Wed 5th October 2016 16:15
Martin Smith (Edinburgh)
Sat 15th October 2016 12:10 to Sun 16th October 2016
see event webpage
Wed 26th October 2016
Wed 26th October 2016 16:15
Robert Cowan (Glasgow)
Wed 2nd November 2016 16:15
David Owens (KCL)
Wed 16th November 2016 16:15