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.
We are proud to announce that Dr Lisa Jones has won one of the University’s inaugural Awards for Excellence in Teaching. She was recognised for her dedication to improving assessment and feedback, for her contributions to the Evening Degree and distance learning programmes, and for her ability to inspire her colleague. Congratulations Lisa, and thanks from all of us!
This is a selection of forthcoming and highlighted events - see also the full schedule of Philosophy events.
Sat 25th May 2013 to Mon 27th May 2013
see workshop webpage
Wed 5th June 2013 to Thu 6th June 2013
Fri 7th June 2013
Melissa Seymour Fahmy (University of Georgia), Seiriol Morgan (University of Bristol)
Organisers: Marcia Baron & Jens Timmermann
Sat 15th June 2013 to Sun 16th June 2013
see workshop webpage
Fri 21st June 2013 to Sat 22nd June 2013
Organisers: Dan Cavedon-Taylor (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Miguel F. dos Santos (email@example.com) Speakers: Gregory Currie David Davies Stacie Friend Berys Gaut Jerrold Levinson Dominic Lopes Elisabeth Schellekens Dan Cavedon-Taylor
Mon 24th June 2013
Informal talks about research in progress Organisers: Dr Jens Timmerman and Prof Katherine Hawley
Mon 29th July 2013 to Thu 1st August 2013
The sixth annual St Andrews/Stirling Kant Reading Party will take the theme of honor and respect in Kant and Smith.
Sat 19th October 2013 to Sun 20th October 2013
Fri 6th December 2013 to Sat 7th December 2013
For members of the Scots Philosophical Association and for postgraduate philosophy students in Scotland.
Wed 12th March 2014
Joachim Hruschka (Erlangen) and Sharon Byrd (Jena)