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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.

Latest news

2017/18 Mind Association Senior Research Fellowship - Professor Jessica Brown

Jessica Brown has been awarded a 2017/18 Mind Association Senior Research Fellowship for her project, ‘Blame: Epistemic and Moral’.

2017/18 Leverhulme Research Fellowship - Dr Aaron Cotnoir

Aaron Cotnoir has been awarded a 2017/18 Leverhulme Research Fellowship for his project ‘Wholes: More Just Than The Sum of Their Parts’.


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.


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


Tue 23rd May 2017 to Wed 24th May 2017

Proofs of Propositions in 14th-Century Logic Workshop

see event webpage



Wed 24th May 2017 17:15

2017 Knox Lecture by Peter Singer

Peter Singer (Princeton)


Fri 2nd June 2017

Summer Reflectorium


Sat 3rd June 2017 to Sun 4th June 2017

Slurring and Swearing Workshop

see event webpage


Mon 5th June 2017 to Tue 6th June 2017

Moral and Aesthetic Testimony Conference

see event webpage