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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.

Latest news

Joshua Habgood-Coote: Winner of the Scottish Outreach and Impact in Philosophy Prize

We are delighted to announce that Joshua Habgood-Coote (St. Andrews and Stirling) is the winner of the Scottish Outreach and Impact in Philosophy prize for 2016.


More departmental news | Arché news | CEPPA news

Events

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


Mon 23rd January 2017 20:00

Philosophy Society Talk Caspar Hare

Caspar Hare (MIT)

Philosophy Society


Tue 24th January 2017 16:15

CEPPA Talk by Caspar Hare

Caspar Hare (MIT)

CEPPA talk


Wed 25th January 2017 16:15

Dr John Callanan, King's College London

Philosophy Club


Wed 1st February 2017 16:15

'Homotopy Type Theory for Philosophers'

Professor James Ladyman

Philosophy Club


Fri 3rd February 2017 17:00

The Liberal University and its Enemies

Prof. Helen Small (Oxford)

Public lecture to commemorate the 150th anniversary of John Stuart Mill's inaugural Rectoral Address


Wed 15th February 2017 16:15

Dr Marianna Antonutti Marfori, Munich

Philosophy Club


Wed 8th March 2017 16:15

Dr Philip Ebert, University of Stirling

Philosophy Club


Tue 28th March 2017 16:15

CEPPA Talk by Paulina Sliwa

Paulina Sliwa (Cambridge)

CEPPA talk


Wed 29th March 2017 16:15

Dr Rebecca Roache, Royal Holloway

Philosophy Club


Fri 14th April 2017 16:15

CEPPA Talk by David Brink

David Brink (UCSD)

CEPPA talk