The latest news from the Philosophy department

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

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

Two Philosopher, One Podcast, No Problems - logo for the podcast series
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

PPLS researchers at the Fringe - promotional artwork for shows
Researchers from the School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences will take the stage at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Research at spring festivals: design, robots and debates

PPLS research at May festivals 2018
The School's researchers Simon Kirby, Mark Sprevak and Andy Clark are all sharing their work at UK festivals this spring

Philosophy professor to deliver Royal Society prize lecture

Michela Massimi will be awarded the 2017 Wilkins-Bernal-Medawar Medal and is giving her prize lecture 'Why philosophy of science matters to science'

Obituary: Geoffrey Madell

It is with sadness that the School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences announces the death on 8th March 2018, at the age of 84, of Geoffrey Madell, former Senior Lecturer in Philosophy. He is survived by Muriel, his wife of over forty years.

Edinburgh International Science Festival: From AI to the cosmos

Milky way
Mark Sprevak explores what’s next in artificial intelligence research and Michela Massimi looks at ways to approach dark matter and dark energy at the 2018 Edinburgh International Science Festival

Philosophy professor elected Royal Society of Edinburgh Fellow

Michela Massimi is appointed as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh

Edinburgh Futures Institute: new lecture series hosted by philosophy professor

Michela Massimi, Personal Chair of Philosophy of Science, is hosting a new lecture series called 'the Futures Lectures' showcasing pioneering interdisciplinary research

World Philosophy Day

Today marks one of the most important days in the Philosophy calendar which has been celebrated every year on the third Thursday in November since 2005.