Philosophy is about critically thinking through the assumptions of the age. Our programmes are delivered by staff with strong research profiles in modern European philosophy and an interest in interdisciplinary research and collaboration. We have a thriving research culture, with postgraduates working in philosophy or with colleagues in other disciplines.
Research supervision is normally available in the following areas:
Continental philosophy and the history of European ideas: Vico, post-Kantian thought (including Hegel and German idealism), Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Phenomenology, Hermeneutics, Psychoanalysis, Bataille, Frankfurt School, the Situationists, Poststructuralism (including Deleuze, Foucault and Derrida), Posthumanism, Postmodernism (including Vattimo) Aesthetics: philosophy and the arts, philosophy of music, philosophy and contemporary art, philosophy and literature (particularly Blanchot) Ethics: theopretical, applied and social ethics Social and political philosophy Philosophy and religion