How does the mind work? What is it to treat another person fairly? How do we manage to communicate with one another?
By addressing these topics and more, researchers within the Philosophy Division are advancing the boundaries of human understanding on some of life’s most fundamental questions.
Our expertise includes areas such as moral philosophy, the philosophy of mind and language and the philosophy of Wittgenstein. Our academics have conducted ground-breaking work to help us understand complex areas such as the the notion of fairness and the nature of conscientious objection.
Our projects have a genuine impact on the world around us, such as attempts to better understand and alleviate cognitive disorders or political research governing what we owe to each other and society. We also work across disciplines, including with psychologists and clinicians in an ongoing project to advance our understanding of pain.
The effects of our research are felt globally and we enjoy particularly strong connections with a number of Chinese universities.