Philosophy at St Andrews

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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

St Andrews Philosophy top for student satisfaction

We have maintained our first place in the UK for student satisfaction out of 45 departments with a 100% student satisfaction score in 2017.


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.



Sat 14th October 2017 08:59

Arché 10th Graduate Conference

see event webpage


Fri 20th October 2017 15:07

2017 Annual Postgraduate Reading Party

The 2017 Annual Postgraduate Reading Party will take place Friday 20 - Monday 23 October 2017 at Comrie Croft, near Crieff in Perthshire.


Sun 29th October 2017 10:02 to Mon 30th October 2017

The Emotion Network Workshop

see event webpage


Sat 2nd December 2017 to Sun 3rd December 2017

The Metaphysics of Knowledge II Workshop

see event webpage

The Metaphysics of Knowledge II


Fri 20th April 2018 09:00

St Andrews - Edinburgh Kant Workshop

Organiser - Prof. Jens Timmermann

Details TBA


Wed 2nd May 2018 09:00

Paton Colloquium in Kantian Ethics

Organiser - Prof. Jens Timmermann

Details TBA


Mon 16th July 2018 09:00 to Thu 19th July 2018

Kant Reading Party 2018

Details to be confirmed.