The latest news from the Philosophy department

Drinking Coffee, Thinking Coffee: philosophical discussions over coffee

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Philosophy researchers are teaming up with baristas to marry philosophical discussions and coffee tastings

Tackling depression and dementia over a Pint of Science

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Philosophy researcher Mark Miller and Psychology PhD student Brittany Blankinship share their research insights on depression and dementia at the 2019 Pint of Science Festival (20-22 May)

Philosophy staff shortlisted for Teaching Awards

Katie Monk and Mark Sprevak have both been shortlisted for the 2019 Teaching Awards

Philosophy PhD student paper accepted for prestigious conference

Olivia Coombes will present her paper at the largest philosophy conference in the UK

Philosophy hub is good for thought, experts say

Key life skills that pupils can learn from philosophy are available from a new online hub.

Social and political philosophy appointments

Philosophy is delighted to announce the appointment of two permanent faculty working in social and political philosophy

Oxford University Press lists lecturer's paper in Best of Philosophy roundup

Martin Smith is the author of a paper featured in OUP's list of best philosophy papers of 2018

Launch of OPEN-Scotland philosophy education network

Philosophy researcher Lani Watson is launching an online network for people interested in promoting philosophy in schools and communities

Philosophy pop culture podcast takes off in student-staff partnership project

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Philosophy students have launched a podcast with the help of staff and financial support from the student partnership fund

Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Languages, love and feminist philosophy

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Researchers from the School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences will take the stage at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe