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.



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.

03 February 2021

Jaspers Award: PhD student success

Joseph Houlders, supervised by Lisa Bortolotti and Matthew Broome, received an Honourable Mention for the prestigious Jaspers Award issued by the Association for the Advancement of Philosophy and Psychiatry.

24 November 2020

Interview with Lisa Bortolotti by The Dissenter

Birmingham Professor interviewed by the YouTube Channel The Dissenter which covers topics in science and philosophy. In the interview, Lisa talks about her latest book, The Epistemic Innocence of Irrational Beliefs.

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