Impact and public engagement
Impact, knowledge exchange and public engagement from philosophy researchers at Edinburgh
Philosophy aims to answer questions about truth, ethics, free-will, perceiving other people's minds - things that matter to all of us. Researchers at Edinburgh work with non-academic partners like schools and prisons to make this knowledge as accessible as possible.
Below are some of the ways our research is making a real difference to Scottish society.
Neuroscience and the Church of Scotland
The Church of Scotland invited a philosopher from the University of Edinburgh to explore scientific challenges to free will and moral responsibility
The extended mind in science and society
Professor Andy Clark’s concept of the ‘extended mind’ reimagines human thought. It questions the boundary between brain and technology, with profound impacts for society
Philosophy in prisons
Using philosophy to enhance prisoners' critical thinking and interpersonal skills
Edinburgh Minorities and Philosophy (MAP) Chapter
Promoting equality and diversity in Philosophy