The European Philosophy Group is a research centre that fosters high quality research in the subject by providing an inter-departmental locus of communication, organization and support. Representing research-active staff and research students from the Department of Politics and Philosophy and the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, the group encourages and facilitates activity in three main areas: conferences, seminars and symposia; post-graduate and doctoral study; and publication.
The group acquired formal status in 2004 and currently operates as part of the Institute of Humanities and Social Science Research. Work submitted by members of the group to 2008’s Research Assessment Exercise was awarded a rating of 2.4, confirming international recognition of its quality. 40 percent of the research was further certified either ‘internationally excellent’ or ‘world-leading’.
The group has recently been successful in enlarging the philosophy department, making possible the two most recent staff appointments: Dr Anna Bergqvist, whose research interests lie in aesthetics and value theory; and Dr Lloyd Strickland, who specialises in early modern philosophy and the philosophy of religion.