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Department of Philosophy

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Welcome to Philosophy at York. We bring together engaging teaching and world-class research in an informal, friendly setting. 

2nd in the UK for philosophy research

In the most recent assessment of UK research, the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021, 100 per cent of our research’s impact is rated as 4* -  the REF’s highest rating. We’re 2nd in the UK in the Times Higher Education’s ranking of those results. Find out more about our research.

We're part of the British Philosophical Association's Good Practice Scheme to support the representation of women in philosophy and the Department was recently awarded an Athena Swan Bronze Award.

Philosophy in a time of coronavirus

Individual liberties, justifying limits on freedom and using technology to trace the population are just some of the issues we're considering in response to coronavirus:

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Equality and diversity

We are delighted to hold an Athena SWAN Bronze Award, in recognition of our commitment to gender equality.