The Department of Philosophy at York has research strengths across the full range of the history of philosophy, from ancient Greek to twentieth-century philosophy. In 2009, in collaboration with Sheffield and Leeds, we established a Centre for the History of Philosophy (CHiPhi), to draw together the expertise in all three Universities, not just in the three Departments of Philosophy but in other Departments as well, such as Germanic Studies, History, and Politics. We run regular workshops and conferences, and encourage collaborative activity.
Members of the Department are active in the British Society for the History of Philosophy. James Clarke is currently Secretary and Alix Cohen is Treasurer and Membership Secretary. Martin Bell was Chair from 2004 to 2011 and Mike Beaney was Web Editor from 1996 to 2011.
The Editorial Office of the British Journal for the History of Philosophy, which is the official journal of the BSHP, is based here at York. Mike Beaney is Editor and Alix Cohen is an Associate Editor (with responsibility for the 18th century).
|Keith Allen||Early modern philosophy, especially Locke and theories of ideas; Merleau-Ponty|
|Thomas Baldwin||Moore and the origins of analytic philosophy; twentieth century philosophy more generally, especially Sartre and Merleau-Ponty|
|Michael Beaney||History of late nineteenth and twentieth century philosophy, especially analytic philosophy; Frege, Russell, Moore, Wittgenstein, Collingwood, Carnap; analysis and methodology in all periods|
|Martin Bell||Eighteenth century philosophy, especially Hume|
|Amber Carpenter||Plato's metaphysics, epistemology and ethics; Aristotle's ethics; Stoic ethics; Indian philosophy, especially Buddhist|
|James Clarke||German idealism, especially Fichte and Hegel; Rousseau|
|Alix Cohen||Eighteenth century philosophy, especially Hume and Kant|
|David Efird||Augustine's, Anselm's and Aquinas' philosophical theology and ethics|
|Stephen Everson||Socratic and Platonic methodology; Aristotelian metaphysics and ethics|
|Owen Hulatt||Adorno's philosophy of experience; Frankfurt School critical theory; post-Kantian idealism; Marxist philosophy|
|Peter Lamarque||History of twentieth-century aesthetics|
|Mary Leng||History of analytic philosophy; conventionalism; Hilbert, Carnap, Quine|
|Christian Piller||Classical utilitarianism, especially Bentham and Mill; Brentano and his school; the Vienna Circle|
|Tom Stoneham||Early modern idealism and immaterialism, especially Berkeley, Burthogge and Collier; deism, especially Cherbury and Toland|
|Andrew Ward||Eighteenth century philosophy, especially theories of personal identity and empiricist theories of aesthetics and ethics; Hutcheson, Hume, Reid, Kant|
|Rachael Wiseman||History of analytic philosophy; Wittgenstein, Anscombe|