Philosophy at St Andrews

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Philosophy at St Andrews

Welcome to new students

We would like to welcome all new and returning students to the Department for 2017/18 - you can find more information and this year's handbooks here. If you're thinking of studying Philosophy for the first time, please take a look at our short presentation below.

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

Research funding success

Congratulations to Theron Pummer and Derek Ball on their recent successful funding applications.


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.


Fri 22nd September 2017 16:00 to 18:00

Friday seminar

Quan Nguyen, Lewis Ross

Research Postgraduate Friday Seminar Series


Fri 29th September 2017 16:00 to 18:00

Friday seminar

TBA, TBA

Research Postgraduate Friday Seminar Series


Fri 6th October 2017 16:00 to 18:00

Friday seminar

Lorenzo Lazzarini, TBA

Research Postgraduate Friday Seminar Series


Fri 13th October 2017 16:00 to 18:00

Friday seminar

Ethan Landes, Janis Schaab

Research Postgraduate Friday Seminar Series


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.


Tue 24th October 2017 16:00

CEPPA talk by Victor Tadros (with comments by Joe Horton of UCL)

Victor Tadros (Warwick)

CEPPA talk


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

The Emotion Network Workshop

see event webpage


Thu 2nd November 2017 16:30 to 18:30

CEPPA talk by Carlos Fraenkel

Carlos Fraenkel (McGill)

CEPPA talk


Fri 3rd November 2017 16:00 to 18:00

Friday seminar

Joe Bowen, Ashley Watkins

Research Postgraduate Friday Seminar Series