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.


Mon 22nd April 2019 17:00 to 18:30

Against Collective Responsibility

Prof. Jeff McMahan

CEPPA talk


Tue 23rd April 2019 17:00 to 18:30

On the Responsibilty of Academics Studying War

Prof. Jeff McMahan

CEPPA talk


Wed 24th April 2019 11:00 to 13:00

CEPPA talk by Roger Crisp

Roger Crisp (Oxford)

CEPPA talk


Wed 24th April 2019 16:00

The Notion of Fear

Olivier Renaut, University of Nanterre


Thu 2nd May 2019

Reflectorium

A day of informal work-in-progress talks by St Andrews staff organised by James Harris.


Tue 7th May 2019 to Wed 8th May 2019

Workshop on the History of Arabic Logic

Arché workshop


Wed 8th May 2019 to Fri 10th May 2019

Scottish Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy X

Organiser: James Harris (jah15@st-and.ac.uk)


Wed 8th May 2019 13:00 to 14:00

Across The Bubble - Kevin Laland

Kevin Laland (Biology) - The Social Construction of Human Nature


Wed 15th May 2019 11:00 to 12:30

CEPPA talk by Julia Nefsky

Julia Nefsky (Toronto)

CEPPA talk


Tue 21st May 2019 17:15 to 18:45

Knox Lecture by Susan Wolf

Susan Wolf (UNC)

CEPPA talk