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The latest news from the Philosophy department

Student Awards celebrate achievements of PPLS students

Students from Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences secured 10 nominations across 6 different categories at the Student Awards 2020

International Womxn's Day

6 photos of womxn in PPLS: Jess Brough, Shannon Vallor, Katie Keltie, Jenny Culbertson, Aja Murray, Olivia Gambelin
Highlights of some of the incredible women and gender non-conforming people in philosophy, psychology and linguistics at Edinburgh as part of International Womxn’s Day on 8 March 2020

Six new appointments in Philosophy

New permanent faculty members have been appointed this academic year (2020/2021)

University awards honorary degree to former Philosophy PhD student & lecturer

McEwan Hall Interior
Sarah Jean Brodie has been awarded a Doctor of Letters by the University of Edinburgh

Diversity debate at Being Human festival

Tommy Curry will discuss diversity in society at the UK's national festival of the humanities

More to our minds than grey matter, show suggests

The theory that cognition – the ability to think and feel – extends beyond the brain to people’s bodies, objects, and even institutions is explored in a new exhibition.

New appointments in Philosophy

Eight new permanent faculty members have been appointed this academic year (2019/2020)

Responsible debate explored at Festival of Politics

Political philosopher Matthew Chrisman features in the 2019 Festival of Politics (10-12 October)

Ethics of data and AI are focus of appointment

Professor Shannon Vallor
One of the US’s leading experts on the impact of artificial intelligence and other innovative technologies on people’s lives is set to join the University

Philosophy graduates launch tech ethics consultancy

Olivia Gambelin and Anna van Oosterzee
Olivia Gambelin and Anna van Oosterzee launched Ethical Intelligence, a consultancy to help businesses navigate the growing ethical challenges of using artificial intelligence