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Philosophy at St Andrews

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

John Stuart Mill Cup

The philosophy department proudly announces the inaugural John Stuart Mill Cup, a project of the Centre for Ethics, Philosophy and Public Affairs. This tournament, for high school students, seeks to model and promote robust and respectful discourse on ethical issues of public concern


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.


Tue 6th February 2018

CEPPA talk by Larry Temkin

Larry Temkin (Rutgers)

CEPPA talk


Sat 17th February 2018 to Sun 18th February 2018

CEPPA Graduate Conference

see event webpage


Wed 21st February 2018

CEPPA talk by Sophie-Grace Chappell

Sophie-Grace Chappell (Open)

CEPPA talk


Wed 28th February 2018 16:00

Jonathan Wolff - University of Oxford

Jonathan Wolff - University of Oxford

Philosophy Club


Fri 16th March 2018 16:00 to 18:00

CEPPA talk by Daniel Hausman

Daniel Hausman (Wisconsin)

CEPPA talk


Mon 2nd April 2018 16:00 to 18:00

CEPPA talk by Alexander Prescott-Couch

Alexander Prescott-Couch (Oxford)

CEPPA talk


Wed 4th April 2018 16:00

Aness Webster - University of Nottingham

Aness Webster - University of Nottingham

Philosophy Club


Tue 10th April 2018 16:00 to 18:00

CEPPA talk by Teresa Bejan

Teresa Bejan (Oxford)

CEPPA talk


Wed 11th April 2018 16:00

Pekka Väyrynen - University of Leeds

Pekka Väyrynen - University of Leeds

Philosophy Club


Wed 18th April 2018 16:00 to 18:00

CEPPA talk by Helen Frowe

Helen Frowe (Stockholm)

CEPPA talk