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, the Philosophy Handbook for Undergraduates 2015/16 and the Philosophy Peer Prospectus 2015/16.

Events

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

The Metaphysics of Knowledge I: Epistemic Indexing

see event webpage


Wed 21st September 2016 16:15

TBC

Ralf Bader (Oxford)

Philosophy Club


Wed 28th September 2016 16:15

TBC

Lauren Ware (Stirling)

Philosophy Club


Tue 4th October 2016 17:15 to 19:00

On a Theory of a Better Morality and a Better Theory of Morality

Geoff Sayre-McCord (UNC)

CEPPA talk


Wed 5th October 2016 16:15

TBC

Martin Smith (Edinburgh)

Philosophy Club


Sat 15th October 2016 12:10 to Sun 16th October 2016

Arché 9th Graduate Conference

see event webpage


Wed 26th October 2016

Kant Workshop


Wed 26th October 2016 16:15

TBC

Robert Cowan (Glasgow)

Philosophy Club


Wed 2nd November 2016 16:15

TBC

David Owens (KCL)

Philosophy Club


Wed 16th November 2016 16:15

TBC

David Papineau

Philosophy Club