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Our research

We enjoy an international reputation for the consistently high quality of our research. In the 2008 and 2014 national research assessments, 100% of our research was deemed to be of international significance. In the 2014 assessment, over a third of our books and articles were classified as world-leading (or 4*).

Our research is structured around the following clusters:

  • history of philosophy
  • ethics and political philosophy
  • language, epistemology, metaphysics and mind
  • philosophy of art and aesthetics.

Each cluster is supported by a number of recurring research events, including through close collaboration with the Institute of Philosophy.

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Our academics, researchers and MPhil/PhD students work together via research centres, networks, groups and societies. These cut across departments, subjects and areas of expertise, to encourage and enable innovative, interdisciplinary research.