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 4th June 2018 09:00 to Tue 5th June 2018 17:00

Graduate Conference - Ancient Philosophy


Mon 4th June 2018 12:30 to 14:00

CEPPA talk by Jonathan Coffey

Jonathan Coffey (BBC)

CEPPA talk


Wed 6th June 2018 12:00 to 19:00

John Stuart Mill Cup 2018


Thu 7th June 2018

Summer Reflectorium


Fri 8th June 2018 to Sat 9th June 2018

Spinoza & British Idealism


Fri 8th June 2018 11:16 to Sat 9th June 2018

The Epistemology of Perception & the Perceptual Analogy Workshop

see event webpage


Thu 14th June 2018 to Fri 15th June 2018

Externalism and Conceptual Change Workshop

see event webpage


Thu 21st June 2018 to Sat 23rd June 2018

Josh Parsons Fest

see event webpage


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

Kant Reading Party 2018