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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

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.