The Department has long-standing research strengths in the core areas of Anglo-American philosophy. It is the home of The Philosophical Quarterly, one of the premier international refereed philosophy journals. The three research centres offer large and diverse programmes of seminars, workshops, and conferences. Each year the Department hosts hundreds of visitors from the UK and the international philosophical community and has an excellent record in winning funding for major research projects in every aspect of philosophy and its history.
Current research in the Department includes, among much else:
- work on the logic of conceivability
- conceptual engineering
- medieval paradoxes
- effective altruism
- blame and responsibility
- Kant’s moral philosophy
- philosophising in 18th-century Britain.
The Department is always glad to hear from early career scholars interested in basing themselves at St Andrews. If you are considering applying for a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship, British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship, Newton Fellowship, or similar, please contact the Director of Research by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Effective Altruism: Philosophical Issues
Theron Pummer and Hilary Greaves (eds.), September 2019, Oxford University Press
- How to be trustworthy
Katherine Hawley, September 2019, Oxford University Press
- Impossible worlds
Franz Berto and Mark Jago, June 2019, Oxford University Press
- Creativity and philosophy
Berys Gaut and Matthew Kieran (eds.), March 2018, Routledge
- Fallibilism: evidence and knowledge
Jessica Brown, April 2018, Oxford University Press
- Human rights: moral or political?
Adam Etinson, March 2018, Oxford University Press
Research seminars and reading groups
The Department organises many reading groups including:
- Friday Seminars
- Medieval Logic reading group
- Greek reading group
- Kant Colloquium
- Arché Logic group
- Philosophy Club