The latest news from the Philosophy department

College Recognition Award honours PPLS staff

Philosophy lecturer Nick Treanor receiving award at 2017 College Recognition Awards ceremony
Nick Treanor and Simon Fokt were both shortlisted for the Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Student Experience

Wilkins-Bernal-Medawar Medal awarded to School's Professor

The Royal Society Medal is awarded to Michela Massimi, our School's Professor of Philosophy of Science

The 2017 Joint Session in Philosophy

The largest gathering of philosophers in the country is underway at the University

PPLS Summer Graduations 2017

Students celebrating at PPLS Summer Graduation 2017
We celebrated the success of our PPLS graduates on Monday 3 July.

In Our Time on Pauli’s exclusion principle

Michaela Massimi, Professor in Philosophy of Science here at Edinburgh, to feature on BBC Radio 4’s  ‘In Our Time’.

PPLS Writing Centre now open to both 3rd- and 4th-year undergraduate students

The PPLS Writing Centre, which was previously available only to 3rd-year undergraduates, has opened its doors to 4th-year undergraduates as well.

Philosophy at the Edinburgh International Science Festival

Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh is excited to be part of this year's festival (1st – 16th April), encouraging the connections between philosophy and science.

University of Edinburgh Philosopher wins Public Philosophy prize

Martin Smith, Philosophy lecturer at the University of Edinburgh, has won the inaugural Sanders Public Philosophy Prize


Interactive drop-in session on building models in science (with build and take-home models of the DNA)