Philosophy at St Andrews

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Philosophy at St Andrews

Welcome to new students

Welcome to all new students, undergraduate and postgraduate! We look forward to meeting you very soon, and to getting to know you over the coming year. If you have any questions or difficulties, please do not hesitate to contact the Department office or the Head of Department (Prof. James Harris).

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.


Thu 13th December 2018 11:00 to 13:00

The Social Epistemology of Argumentation

Catarina Dutilh Novaes (Amsterdam)


Thu 13th December 2018 15:00 to 17:00

Open texture and its ramifications for semantics and logic

Stewart Shapiro (Ohio State University)


Fri 8th February 2019 to Sun 10th February 2019

2nd CEPPA Graduate Conference in Moral and Political Philosophy

2nd CEPPA Graduate Conference

CEPPA talk


Wed 20th February 2019 11:00 to 12:30

CEPPA Talk by Massimo Renzo

Massimo Renzo (KCL)

CEPPA talk


Wed 27th February 2019 16:00

TBC

Jo Wolff

Philosophy Club


Thu 7th March 2019 16:30 to 18:00

CEPPA talk by Helen Frowe

Helen Frowe (Stockholm)

CEPPA talk


Wed 13th March 2019 11:00 to 12:30

CEPPA talk by Hilary Greaves

Hilary Greaves (Oxford)

CEPPA talk



Tue 16th April 2019 16:15 to 17:45

CEPPA talk by Remy Debes

Remy Debes (Memphis)

CEPPA talk


Wed 17th April 2019 10:15 to 11:45

CEPPA talk by Michael Otsuka

Michael Otsuka (LSE)

CEPPA talk