Philosophy at St Andrews

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Philosophy at St Andrews

Welcome to new students

Welcome to all new students, undergraduate and postgraduate! We look forward to meeting you very soon, and to getting to know you over the coming year. If you have any questions or difficulties, please do not hesitate to contact the Department office or the Head of Department (Prof. Jessica Brown).

If you are thinking of studying Philosophy for the first time, please take a look at our short presentation below.

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.


Events

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


Tue 17th September 2019 17:15 to Tue 1st October 2019 18:45

2019 St Andrews Gifford Lectures

Prof Mark Johnston - Henry Putnam University Professor, Director of Cognitive Science - Princeton University


Wed 18th September 2019 11:00 to 12:30

Hud Hudson (Western Washington University)

Iblis, Abraham, and Teleological Suspensions

CEPPA talk


Wed 18th September 2019 16:00

Philosophy Club - Prof Paul Bloomfield - University of Connecticut

Temperance, Continence, Weakness, and Compulsion

Philosophy Club


Fri 20th September 2019 14:30 to 16:00

Making Space for the Normativity of Coherence

Alex Worsnip


Mon 23rd September 2019 11:00 to 12:30

Krister Bykvist (Stockholm)

CEPPA talk


Wed 25th September 2019 11:00 to 12:30

Kristoffer Ahlstrom?Vij (Birkbeck College, University of London)

Did the 2016 Referendum Reflect the ‘Will of the People’?

CEPPA talk



Wed 2nd October 2019 11:00 to 12:30

Andrew Mason (Warwick)

CEPPA talk


Wed 9th October 2019 11:00 to 12:30

Tommy Curry (Edinburgh)

CEPPA talk


Fri 11th October 2019 to Sat 12th October 2019

Ancient Philosophy Graduate Conference

see event webpage