Department of Philosophy

QS World University Rankings 2020 Philosophy Top 100The Philosophy Department's vision is to lead philosophical debates, contribute to the knowledge economy, and address global challenges from a philosophical perspective.

 

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13 January 2022

Study Abroad in Russia? Why not!

Narges Loudi chose to confront stereotypes and venture out to St Petersburg in Russia to complete her year abroad! Visiting Siberia, sleeping in an igloo, and seeing the northern lights, Narges has plenty to share.

29 November 2021

The Agency Project

New podcast by Professor Lisa Bortolotti Lisa discussing aspects of the 'Agential Stance', one way practitioners can support the sense of agency of young people who are struggling with their mental health.

24 November 2021

World Philosophy Day 2021

On World Philosophy Day, 18 November 2021, Kathleen Murphy-Hollies and Eugenia Lancellotta wrote a post on how philosophy can help tackle bias and stigma for the De Gruyter Conversations blog

02 November 2021

What Do God or Deities Look Like?

In this video produced for the Philosophy of Religion project philosophers representing three distinct religious traditions discuss the nature and attributes of God and other deities.

10 September 2021

The ethics of beauty on Fat Mascara podcast

Why has beauty become so important to our society? Is looks-based discrimination, or lookism, as bad as sexism or racism? Why do beauty and wellness companies use moral language to sell products?

25 June 2021

Birmingham graduates awarded prestigious research awards

Valeria Motta, who works on loneliness and solitude, got a Society for Applied Philosophy post-doctoral grant; Federico Bongiorno, who works on delusion formation, got an Analysis Trust and Mind Association studentship.

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