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Philosophy at St Andrews

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.

Latest news

Guardian University League Table 2018 ranks Philosophy at St Andrews top in UK

The Guardian University League Table 2018 has ranked St Andrews Philosophy first in the UK for the second year in a row. The Department is pleased to note that 98.2% of students expressed satisfaction with our teaching.

Vacancy for a Teaching Fellow

We are seeking to appoint a Teaching Fellow in Philosophy, from 1st September 2017 to 31st August 2018. You will have evidence of excellent teaching in the philosophy of logic and will teach and supervise undergraduate and taught postgraduate students, and undertake standard administrative tasks, including module co-ordination.

Philosophical Quarterly Essay Prize

The Philosophical Quarterly welcomes essays of 8,000 words or fewer on "What is Effective Altruism?"

UK best Philosophy departments 2018 revealed

We are pleased to announce that according to the Complete University Guide 2018, the Department of Philosophy at the University of St Andrews has risen to second place in its overall score.


More departmental news | Arché news | CEPPA news

Events

This is a selection of forthcoming and highlighted events - see also the full schedule of Philosophy events.


Tue 23rd May 2017 to Wed 24th May 2017

Proofs of Propositions in 14th-Century Logic Workshop

see event webpage


Tue 23rd May 2017 to Thu 25th May 2017

The Ethics of Giving Conference


Wed 24th May 2017 17:15

2017 Knox Lecture by Peter Singer

Peter Singer (Princeton)


Fri 2nd June 2017

Summer Reflectorium

Organisers: Professors Katherine Hawley and James Harris


Sat 3rd June 2017 to Sun 4th June 2017

Slurring and Swearing Workshop

see event webpage


Mon 5th June 2017 to Tue 6th June 2017

Moral and Aesthetic Testimony Conference

see event webpage


Thu 15th June 2017 to Fri 16th June 2017

Blames and Norms Workshop

see event webpage


Fri 21st July 2017 to Sun 23rd July 2017

Kant on Sex, Love & Friendship

A three day philosophical workshop to understand how sex, love and friendship function in Kant's philosophy, both individually and in conjunction with each other.



Sat 14th October 2017 08:59

Arché 10th Graduate Conference

see event webpage