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.


Wed 25th April 2018 16:00

John Broome - University of Oxford - "Reason"

John Broome - University of Oxford

Philosophy Club


Fri 27th April 2018 16:00 to 18:00

Friday seminar - Miguel Egler and Giorgio Sbardolini

Research Postgraduate Friday Seminar Series


Mon 30th April 2018 to Wed 2nd May 2018

Medieval Logic and its Contemporary Relevance Workshop

see event webpage


Wed 2nd May 2018 09:00

Paton Colloquium in Kantian Ethics

Organiser - Prof. Jens Timmermann

Including the 2018 Paton Lecture by Jeanine Grenberg (St Olaf College) on Kantís Deontological Eudaemonism


Wed 2nd May 2018 16:15

Causation, Chance, and Dummett's Dilemma

Huw Price - University of Cambridge

Philosophy Club


Tue 8th May 2018 16:00 to 18:00

CEPPA talk by Dhananjay Jagganathan

Dhananjay Jagganathan (Columbia)

CEPPA talk


Mon 21st May 2018 17:15 to 18:45

2018 Knox Lecture - Melissa Lane

Melissa Lane (Princeton)

CEPPA talk


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


Thu 7th June 2018

Summer Reflectorium