The latest news from the Philosophy department

Philosophy Professor Shannon Vallor leads new centre that bridges gap between tech and morality

How societies can innovate with technologies while having a firm ethical grounding is to be the focus of a major new hub.

Professor Michela Massimi elected President of the Philosophy of Science Association

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PPLS professor elected president of the influential Philosophy of Science Association

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

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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)