Philosophy at Queen’s is internationally recognised for its strengths in epistemology and ethics/ political philosophy — something strengthened by the recent addition of Suzanne Whitten to our staff. We are uniquely placed as the only group of philosophy researchers located both in the UK and on the island of Ireland. This, along with our outward looking focus, has enabled us to build a range of extensive research networks. Recent highlights have included Roger Clarke’s developing research links with Wuhan University, Joseph Diekemper’s longstanding engagement with researchers in Iran, and Tom Walker’s ongoing collaborations with the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
All the philosophers at QUB are actively engaged with, and contribute to, the research culture of the School. Each week during teaching semesters we hold both a philosophy research seminar (bringing a wide range of visiting speakers to Queen’s) and a political theory/ philosophy workshop (in collaboration with the School’s political theorists). This year these events have all been online, extending the range of visiting speakers we have been able to host.
Our location within a larger School enables us to leverage financial support to put on several one and two day events every year. It also provides a welcoming home for cross-disciplinary collaborations with colleagues working on topics related to our research. This has resulted in our participating in, and leading on, large funded research projects (some of which are detailed below). It has also helped fund additional PhD students in philosophy via schemes like the cross-Faculty LINCS postgraduate programme.
Dr Joe Morrison asks colleagues, students and visiting academics a bunch of questions about the ideas that they're exploring.
Read this article about the podcast on the American Philosophical Association blog