Philosophy Research Group
Director of Research: Dr Jonathan Webber
Director of Postgraduate Studies: Dr Peter Sedgwick
Philosophy at Cardiff is a vibrant research community working across the full range of philosophical topics and rooted equally in the analytic and continental traditions of Western thought.
Alongside purely academic research, Cardiff continues its tradition of applying philosophy to issues of concern to the general public.
The Philosophy Research Group is home to a large and lively postgraduate community that includes full-time students aiming at academic careers and part-time students undertaking research within the context of established professional lives.
In addition to individual research activity, Philosophy at Cardiff
involves the following collaborative projects:
Centre for Applied Ethics
The Centre for Applied Ethics aims to facilitate research in and promote public interest in Applied Ethics. It is home of the peer refereed journals Health Care Analysis, Bioethics and Genomics and Society and Policy.
Research Network on Philosophy of Mind
An international collaborative network with a distinctive focus on accounts of the mind as embedded, embodied, enactive, and extended.
AHRC Project: Reading Sartre on Phenomenology and Existentialism
This project brings together leading academics from the disciplines of Philosophy, French Studies, and Psychology, to discuss the philosophical writings of Jean-Paul Sartre in his early, ‘existentialist’ phase. Their papers will be published as a Routledge book in 2010.
Philosophy of Perception Workshop Series
Two workshops per year at which leading UK Philosophers discuss their work in progress on issues in Philosophy of Perception.
Visiting Speakers Seminar Series
Fortnightly seminars organised in conjuction with the Royal Institute of Philosophy (Cardiff branch)
Cesagen’s main objective is to investigate the economic and social
factors that shape natural knowledge in genomics and other life
sciences. Cesagen is a collaborative research centre based at the
universities of Lancaster and Cardiff.
Full details of Cesagen research centre.