Philosophy

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, where it is supported by the EIDYN research centre

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  • 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

Eidyn research centre

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

Research areas

Browse our research by topic

Research highlights

A selection of major research projects in Philosophy

Impact and outreach

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

Research seminars and reading groups

Regular meetings to discuss research, books and papers