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).

If you are thinking of studying Philosophy for the first time, please take a look at our short presentation below.

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.


Fri 28th September 2018 16:00 to 18:00

Friday seminar

TBC

Research Postgraduate Friday Seminar Series



Sat 13th October 2018 to Sun 14th October 2018

11th Arché Graduate Conference

see event webpage


Wed 17th October 2018 16:00 to 17:30

What Virtue Adds to Value

Glen Pettigrove

Philosophy Club


Wed 31st October 2018 16:00 to 17:30

The Aim of Belief and the Aim of Science

Alexander Bird

Philosophy Club


Wed 5th December 2018 16:00 to 17:30

The Modal Theory of Reasons

Daniel Whiting

Philosophy Club


Wed 12th December 2018 09:00 to 17:00

The Reflectorium

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