School of Philosophy, Psychology & Language Sciences


The latest news from the School


Academics and industry unite for responsible AI

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Philosophy Professor, Shannon Vallor, is co-directing a national research programme inviting UK-based researchers to apply for collaborative projects across the AI ecosystem.

Philosophy PhD graduate makes history

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Dr Miron Clay-Gilmore becomes first Black philosopher to earn a doctorate on Africana Philosophy & Black Male Studies in the University’s history.

Professor Michael Cholbi honoured by Royal Institute of Philosophy for essay on emotions

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Personal Chair in Philosophy named as joint winner of the annual prize for his essay ‘Empathy and Psychopaths’ Inability to Grieve’

British Academy fellowship for Psychology Professor

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Professor Martin Pickering has been recognised by the UK’s national academy for his notable academic contributions.   

Cognitive Science Student Wins Inaugural Prize

Congratulations to Vlad Grigoras who was awarded The Robert J. Glushko Prize for excellence.

PPLS Staff to wow the crowds at the Fringe Festival

Five colleagues will perform in The Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas.

Celebrating student success: PhD students organise successful international linguistics conference

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The University of Edinburgh Linguistics and English Language Postgraduate Conference (LELPGC), which is open to graduates from across the globe, is in its 29th year.

Philosophy Professor’s Book Wins Prestigious Lakatos Award

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Michela Massimi wins the prize for her book, “Perspectival Realism”.

Promotions success for PPLS academics

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Congratulations to PPLS colleagues who have been appointed Personal Chairs.

Psychology study finds that music could be key to curbing cybersickness

Using virtual reality can cause dizziness, nausea and headaches, new psychological research suggests music may be the cure.