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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. James Harris).

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 3rd April 2019 16:00

Philosophy Club - 'Reasons, Basing and Warrant'

Mona Simion

Philosophy Club



Tue 9th April 2019 13:00 to 14:00

Across The Bubble - Stephen Halliwell

Stephen Halliwell (Classics) - From the Sublime to the Ridiculous: A Classicist's Relationship With Philosophy


Wed 10th April 2019 16:00

Philosophy Club - 'Value-Based Reasons'

Ulrike Heuer

Philosophy Club


Tue 16th April 2019 16:15 to 17:45

CEPPA talk by Remy Debes

Remy Debes (Memphis)

CEPPA talk


Wed 17th April 2019 10:15 to 11:45

CEPPA talk by Michael Otsuka

Michael Otsuka (LSE)


Wed 17th April 2019 16:00

Philosophy Club - 'Determinism and the Value and Fairness of Equal Chances'

Mike Otsuka

Philosophy Club


Wed 24th April 2019 11:00 to 12:30

CEPPA talk by Roger Crisp

Roger Crisp (Oxford)

CEPPA talk


Tue 7th May 2019 to Wed 8th May 2019

Workshop on the History of Arabic Logic

Arché workshop


Wed 8th May 2019 to Fri 10th May 2019

Scottish Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy X

Organiser: James Harris (jah15@st-and.ac.uk)