Philosophy explores fundamental questions about the world, and our relation to it and each other in thought, feeling, and action.
Philosophy at Leeds explores fundamental questions about the world, and our relation to it and to each other. Our research spans metaphysics, epistemology, moral and political philosophy, and the philosophies of logic and language, mind and action, science, and religion.
With around 25 permanent staff, as well as postdoctoral researchers and research students, our culture is active and collaborative. We undertake world-leading research in our specialist areas, and use our breadth of expertise to draw connections between different fields.
We share and improve our ideas in regular seminars and other research events, many of which are organised by our principal research clusters: the Centres for Aesthetics, Ethics and Metaethics, Metaphysics and Mind, and (in collaboration with our colleagues in other fields) the Centres for Philosophy of Religion and History and Philosophy of Science. By supporting each other we inculcate and sustain world-leading standards of research.
The Centre is at the forefront of current research in the philosophy of science and many aspects of the history of science, technology and medicine, from the 17th century onwards.More on Centre for History and Philosophy of Science
Our research is often collaborative and has an international impact. Explore the outcomes of our past and present research projects associated with philosophy.