About our research

Philosophy research at Edinburgh has a rich history, from the establishment of the University of Edinburgh in 1583 through to the present day.

  • Philosophy research at Edinburgh ranks 2nd in Scotland and 7th in the UK in the THE ranking by subject of the REF 2014.

  • Our research environment is rated as 100% conducive to producing world-leading or internationally excellent research (REF 2014).

History of philosophy of Edinburgh

Read our blog or listen to our podcast to find out what philosophers and other academics at the School of PPLS have been researching.

Forward Thinking blog

Forward Thinking podcast on iTunes

Postdoctoral fellowships

And if you’re interested in applying for a postdoctoral fellowship in the department you can find more information here:

Postdoctoral fellowships

Research areas

Browse our research by topic

Research highlights

A selection of major research projects in Philosophy

Research centres and units

Edinburgh Centre for Data, Culture & Society

Impact and public engagement

Impact, knowledge exchange and public engagement from philosophy researchers at Edinburgh

Research seminars and reading groups

Regular meetings to discuss research, books and papers

PPLS Academic visitors

We welcome applications from academic staff based in overseas institutions wishing to visit the School of Philosophy, Psychology & Language Sciences (PPLS)