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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11 May 2021

New Textbook in the Philosophy of Psychology

This textbook explores the ways in which the interaction and collaboration between psychologists and philosophers contribute to a better understanding of the human mind, cognition, and behaviour.

13 April 2021

PhD blog posts on delusions research

Three of our PhD students have recently blogged about their research on delusions and their posts have attracted several hundreds of unique views

30 March 2021

Why everyone should take a Philosophy class

Amelia Bailey is an undergraduate BA Philosophy student at the University. Amelia tells us what she loves about studying philosophy and why everyone should study the subject at least once.

24 March 2021

Ten questions with Lorcan Allerton

BA Philosophy graduate Lorcan Allerton tells us about his time as an undergraduate studying at the University of Birmingham.

24 March 2021

Ten questions with Caitlin Evans

Caitlin Evans studied BA Philosophy, Religion and Ethics between 2017-20. Here she shares the highlights of her studies at Birmingham.

18 March 2021

Appearance, bullying and lookism

Professor Widdows is joined by Bell Ribeiro-Addy MP, Martha Evans of The Anti-Bullying Alliance, and Phyllida Swift of Face Equality International to discuss the prevalence of appearance bullying.

17 February 2021

Philosophy PhD focus: Lucy Prior on anxiety

Lucy Prior discusses the distinction between anxiety as a universally experienced normal emotion and as a clinical problem, arguing that medicalising anxiety could impact on the agency of young people.

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