Organisational unit: Department
We are a friendly, active department, with an established reputation for excellence in teaching and research. Our interests cover a wide range of topics within the Analytic or Anglo-American philosophical tradition.
The principal research areas of the department are:
The department enjoys an outstanding reputation in the UK and internationally. In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, 30% of the department's research was classed as 4* (world-leading), 35% as 3* (internationally excellent) and 30% as 2* (internationally recognised.)
In the recent 2011 Philosophy Gourmet Report, we were judged to be the best department in the UK for one sub-discipline, the 2nd best in two further sub-disciplines, the 3rd best in three sub-disciplines, and the 4th best for another sub-discipline.