Philosophy at Queen’s is internationally recognised. We are uniquely placed as the only group of philosophy researchers located both in the UK and on the island of Ireland. Our location, and our presence within a larger School that supports a strong research culture, provides a welcoming home for cross-disciplinary and multi-institution collaborations. Our philosophy researchers pursue diverse, pluralist, research that includes socially engaged and applied philosophy projects.
The research culture in Philosophy is flourishing. Each week during teaching semesters we hold a philosophy research seminar featuring cutting edge research by philosophers from all over the world. We also participate in a political theory/ philosophy workshop, held in collaboration with the School’s political theorists. We consistently offer virtual as well as some in-person seminars, which enables us to widen the range of speakers we can bring to Queen’s, and which helps to make seminars more accessible. We also usually host several one and two day events each year, thanks to School support.
Philosophy researchers in the School have particular strengths in epistemology, ethics, political philosophy, philosophy of mind and psychology, and in the history of philosophy. In addition to research developed against the background of the European and Anglo-American philosophical traditions, research in our unit also includes attention to research in the Chinese, Indian, and African philosophical traditions.
View all our funded research projects Research Lead for Philosophy Dr Rebecca Bamford
Impact and Knowledge Exchange
Dr Joe Morrison asks colleagues, students and visiting academics a bunch of questions about the ideas that they're exploring.
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Research Centres and Projects
world-leading/internationally excellent in research impact*REF2021
world-leading/internationally excellent in research outputs*REF2021
of 55 UK Departments*Complete University Guide 2022
* THE World University Arts & Humanities Rankings 2023