Philosophy at St Andrews

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Philosophy at 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 2016/17, the Philosophy Handbook for Undergraduates 2016/17 and the Philosophy Peer Prospectus 2016/17.

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.


Wed 29th March 2017 16:15

"Why is swearing offensive?"

Dr Rebecca Roache, Royal Holloway

Philosophy Club


Fri 31st March 2017 16:00 to 18:00

Friday seminar

Paul Black and Saranga Sudarshan

Research Postgraduate Friday Seminar Series


Fri 7th April 2017 16:00 to 18:00

Friday seminar

Claire Field and Niel Conradie

Research Postgraduate Friday Seminar Series


Fri 14th April 2017 16:15

CEPPA Talk by David Brink

David Brink (UCSD)

CEPPA talk


Wed 19th April 2017 16:15

Professor Gábor Betegh, Christ's College, Cambridge

Philosophy Club


Fri 21st April 2017 16:00 to 18:00

Friday seminar

Andrés Hernández and Travis Manuel

Research Postgraduate Friday Seminar Series


Wed 26th April 2017 16:15

Professor John Cottingham, University of Reading

Philosophy Club


Fri 28th April 2017 16:00 to 18:00

Friday seminar

Hannah Laurens

Research Postgraduate Friday Seminar Series


Fri 5th May 2017 16:00 to 18:00

Friday seminar

Ravi Thakral and Patrik Hummel

Research Postgraduate Friday Seminar Series


Mon 8th May 2017 to Tue 9th May 2017

Self-Control through Accountability to Others Workshop

see event webpage