IP Professor Nicholas Shea awarded the 2020 Lakatos Prize

Monday 6 July 2020
Congratulations to Institute of Philosophy colleague, Professor Nicholas Shea, who has been awarded the prestiigious 2020 Lakatos Prize for his book,  Representation in Cognitive Science . This is a landmark work in understanding how the brain represents features of an agent’s external and internal environment. Work on the book began with an AHRC grant under the Science in Culture Theme.

Prof Tommy Curry on Racism as a Misandric Aggression

Tuesday 23 June 2020
The Practical, the Political and the Ethical seminar series Racism as a Misandric Aggression: Assessing the Consequence of the Man-Not Concept   Tommy J. Curry (Edinburgh) Original seminar date 19 June 2020, 4.00pm - 6.00pm     Watch the recording of this seminar Abstract

Aegina Summer School Cancelled.

Monday 11 May 2020
Unfortunatly, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s Aegina Summer School on Social Cognition has been cancelled. We hope you understand why we have to take this descision. 

The William James Prize

Monday 6 April 2020
Jake Quilty-Dunn, associate member of the IP, has just been announced as the winner of this year’s William James Prize. The Prize is awarded by the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness for “the most outstanding single published contribution to the empirical or philosophical study of consciousness”. Jake’s winning paper, “Is Iconic Memory Iconic?”, is published in Philosophy and Phenomenological Research (

Newton International Fellowships Scheme - Funding Available

Wednesday 12 February 2020
Newton International Fellowships The Institute of Philosophy, at the School of Advanced Study, is currently accepting expressions of interest from qualified applicants for the Newton International Fellowships scheme. The Scheme aims to attract the most promising early career postdoctoral researchers from overseas in the humanities.