Impact and outreach

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.

Free will and the Church of Scotland

Church of Scotland changed their policy on free will and moral responsibility

The extended mind in science and society

Outreach work and technological developments from the extended mind hypothesis

Philosophy in prisons

Using philosophy to enhance prisoners' critical thinking and interpersonal skills

Diversity in philosophy

Raising awareness of women and minorities in academic philosophy

Free online courses

Study philosophy with us on Coursera