The Department of Philosophy is part of the University's Heritage and Creativity research theme. Our interdisciplinary approach means we regularly work with many research centres, including:
Reading Ethics and Political Philosophy (REAPP)
Bringing together the University's moral and political philosophers, REAPP acts as a hub for individual scholars to exchange ideas, develop projects and organise events and workshops.
The CCR aims to promote excellence in research concerning the understanding of human intelligence. Bringing together researchers from different disciplines, it enables cross-discipline discussion and hosts events to promote new and existing research collaborations.
Mistakes in Living Systems
This major research project, funded by the Templeton Foundation, with Professor David Oderberg as Principal Investigator, brings together a team of scientists and philosophers at Reading to investigate philosophy of biology.
The team is researching the nature of goal-directedness in organisms and living systems, through the lens of the making of mistakes, where living things ‘get it wrong’. The team is applying these ideas to experimentation on blood clotting.