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.


Wed 19th June 2019 09:49 to Fri 21st June 2019

Arché 20th Anniversary Conference

see event webpage


Mon 1st July 2019 to Tue 2nd July 2019

Group Responsibility Workshop

see event webpage


Thu 29th August 2019 to Sat 31st August 2019

PLM Network Conference

see event webpage


Fri 13th September 2019 09:00 to Sat 14th September 2019 17:30

International Conference: “The Early Critique of Kant’s Moral Philosophy”

Various


Fri 11th October 2019 to Sat 12th October 2019

Ancient Philosophy Graduate Conference

see event webpage


Wed 20th May 2020

Knox Lecture - John Haldane

Knox Lecture by John Haldane


Fri 14th May 2021

Knox Lecture by Tim Scanlon

Knox Lecture by Tim Scanlon (Harvard)

CEPPA talk