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. By supporting each other we instil and sustain world-leading standards of research.
Centre for Aesthetic, Moral and Political Philosophy
The Centre supports research in metaethics, normative ethics, aesthetics, and social and political philosophy, and fosters connections to other areas in philosophy.More on Centre for Aesthetic, Moral and Political Philosophy
Centre for History and Philosophy of Science
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
Centre for Metaphysics and Mind
The Centre for Metaphysics and Mind (CMM) supports excellence in research in theoretical philosophy.More on Centre for Metaphysics and Mind
Centre for Philosophy of Religion
The Centre explores and promotes research in philosophy of religion across a broad range of approaches and religious traditions.More on Centre for Philosophy of Religion
Our research is often collaborative and has an international impact. Explore the outcomes of our past and present research projects associated with philosophy.
Our academic expertise
Discover our subject specialists who lead our research - from postgraduate research students to internationally-renowned academic staff.