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.


Events

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


Mon 16th July 2018 to Thu 19th July 2018

Kant Reading Party 2018

This year’s edition of the event, to be held at The Burn in Angus from 16-19 July, is titled “Kant and Rawls” and focuses on practical philosophy.


Fri 20th July 2018 09:00 to 17:00

Kant in Progress

A workshop on philosophical topics related to the work of Immanuel Kant. The speakers are participants of the St Andrews Kant Reading Party 2018. Everyone is welcome and attendance is free of charge.


Fri 20th July 2018 13:30 to 15:00

CEPPA talk by Leif Wenar (KCL)

This is a new theory of intrinsic value—of what is good in itself. Developing Kant’s analysis of formal relations among ends produces a theory that systematizes many of our ordinary judgments of value, while maintaining an attractive pluralism. On this approach value is essentially relational, along three dimensions: unity with the world, with others, and within the self.



Sat 13th October 2018 to Sun 14th October 2018

11th Arché Graduate Conference

see event webpage