Research seminars and reading groups
Regular meetings to discuss research, books and papers
Edinburgh speaker series
PPLS interdisciplinary seminar series
Philosophy, psychology and informatics group (PPIG)
EMAPC James McCune Smith reading group
Weekly meeting of researchers in ancient philosophy to read and discuss ancient philosophical texts.
The reading group is part of the interdisciplinary Ancient Philosophy Research Group, which consists of researchers from philosophy and classics. Every semester we are closely reading an ancient philosophical text in the original language. The authors we read include Presocratics, Plato, Aristotle, Hellenistic philosophers and late ancient authors like Plotinus. The group meets every week during the semester, and meetings are scheduled to last for two hours.
Discussing primary & secondary texts from Asian philosophical traditions.
This interdisciplinary reading group brings together students and academic staff from Philosophy, Asian Studies, and Divinity. The purpose of this group is to translate Asian philosophical texts into English. No fluency in (but only curiosity about) Asian languages is required. The group meets on a monthly basis during the academic year.
Join the Asian Philosophies Reading Group on Teams or email Takeshi Morisato.
The Edinburgh Philosophy and Phenomenology Group (EPiPHENy) is an online reading group.
Open to postgraduates and staff at any institution or discipline, organised to discuss interesting and challenging texts in various areas of the phenomenological literature. EPiPHENy aims to be beginner friendly whilst providing an encouraging atmosphere to tackle what can be a dense (and occasionally unintelligible) subject.
Time and place
We meet online weekly, term time, at 5pm UK time on Thursdays. Please contact Jodie Russell for the latest schedule and to join the mailing list.
Follow EPiPHENy on Twitter: @EdEpipheny
Discussing primary texts from different philosophical traditions of the Islamic world.
This interdisciplinary reading group brings together academic staff and students from Philosophy, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, and Divinity. We read and discuss works of falsafa and kalām from the classical and post-classical periods of Islamic philosophy, for instance, Avicenna, Averroes, al-Fārābī, al-Ghazālī, Fakhr al-Dīn al-Rāzī, al-Suhrawardī etc. The group meets on a weekly basis during the semester.
If you would like to join the reading group, please email Fedor Benevich.