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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. Jessica Brown).

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 19th February 2020 11:00 to 12:30

C├ęcile Fabre (Oxford)

Military Intervention in Inter-State Conflicts

CEPPA talk


Wed 26th February 2020 11:00 to 12:30

Katharine Jenkins (Nottingham)

Ontic Injustice: Social Categories and Wrongful Construction

CEPPA talk


Wed 1st April 2020 16:00

Dr Julien Dutant - King's College, London

Philosophy Club


Wed 8th April 2020 11:00 to 12:30

Jonathan Wolff (Oxford)

CEPPA talk


Fri 17th April 2020 09:11 to Sun 19th April 2020

3rd Annual CEPPA Graduate Conference

see event webpage


Sat 18th April 2020 to Sun 19th April 2020

New trends in the Study of Eleatism


Sat 18th April 2020 to Sun 19th April 2020

New trends in the Study of Eleatism


Mon 27th April 2020 10:16 to Tue 28th April 2020

Uncertainty and Rationality Conference

see event webpage


Wed 29th April 2020 09:30 to Thu 30th April 2020 18:00

Theories of Paradox in the Middle Ages

see event webpage


Fri 1st May 2020 to Sat 2nd May 2020

Workshop on Genealogy & Conceptual Engineering

see event webpage