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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.

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Events

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


Tue 24th October 2017 16:00

CEPPA talk by Victor Tadros (with comments by Joe Horton of UCL)

Victor Tadros (Warwick)

CEPPA talk


Sun 29th October 2017 10:02 to Mon 30th October 2017

The Emotion Network Workshop

see event webpage


Thu 2nd November 2017 16:30 to 18:30

CEPPA talk by Carlos Fraenkel

Carlos Fraenkel (McGill)

CEPPA talk


Fri 3rd November 2017 16:00 to 18:00

Friday seminar - Joe Bowen, Ashley Watkins

Joe Bowen, Ashley Watkins

Research Postgraduate Friday Seminar Series


Wed 8th November 2017 16:15

Alex Silk - Evaluational Adjectives

Alex Silk - University of Birmingham

Philosophy Club


Fri 10th November 2017 16:00 to 18:00

Friday seminar - Ravi Thakral, Lucas Velez

Ravi Thakral, TBA

Research Postgraduate Friday Seminar Series


Fri 17th November 2017 16:00 to 18:00

Friday seminar - Niel Conradie, Miguel Egler

Niel Conradie, TBA

Research Postgraduate Friday Seminar Series


Wed 22nd November 2017 16:00 to 18:00

CEPPA talk by Fiona Woollard

Fiona Woollard (Southampton)

CEPPA talk


Fri 24th November 2017 16:00 to 18:00

Friday seminar - Clotilde Torregrossa, Lisa Bastian

Clotilde Torregrossa, Lisa Bastian

Research Postgraduate Friday Seminar Series


Fri 1st December 2017 16:00 to 18:00

Friday seminar - Jimena Clavel, Travis Manuel

Jimena Clavel, Travis Manuel

Research Postgraduate Friday Seminar Series