This website is maintained by the teaching staff of UWE Philosophy. You can visit the official university web page and apply to study by following this link.
UWE Philosophy partners with BrisSynBio, a BBSRC / EPSRC funded Synthetic Biology Research Centre, to investigate the ethical and philosophical issues surrounding synthetic biology.
High Praise for Alison Assiter's forthcoming book
Kierkegaard, Eve and Metaphors of Birth (Rowman and Littlefield International, 2015) - "Kierkegaard, Eve and Metaphors of Birth is philosophy at its best, addressing the really big issues of our time." - Mervyn Hartwig, Journal of Critical Realism
UWE Philosophy ranked 4th in 2016 Guardian University Guide
UWE Philosophy partners with openDemocracy.net and Social Science in the City to investigate "Europe, The Very Idea" as part of the Post-Europe Project led by Darian Meacham
UWE Philosophy is home to a new book series on Political Philosophy: "Reframing the boundaries, thinking the political", edited by Alison Assiter
NEWS: UWE Philosophy Ranked 4th in UK in 2016 Guardian League Tables.
Philosophy at the University of the West of England comprises a small, friendly, energetic group, actively engaged in research, whose work focuses on the Philosophy of Nature, post-Kantian philosophy, German Idealism, Phenomenology, Contemporary French and Italian Philosophy, Feminism, Political Thought, and the Philosophy of Health and Medicine.
The course at UWE is designed to cover the entire history of philosophy from the Pre-Socratics to Neo-Platonic and Hellenistic philosophy, Mediaeval and Early Modern Thought, right up to the most contemporary Continental European and Anglo-American philosophy. Along with this goes the insistence that one of the most crucial junctures of this history is the work of Kant, and the post-Kantian German Idealists who struggled with his legacy.
We are currently rated fourth among all forty four Philosophy programmes in the United Kingdom (according to the Guardian league table), and have, since our inception in 2006, been in or just below the top ten. In the most recent National Student Survey (NSS), Philosophy achieved a 100% result for 'overall course satisfaction'.
We also put on a wide range of public events, including a regular series of Royal Institute of Philosophy lectures in the centre of Bristol. You can find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Our students run a flourishing Philosophy Society that puts on its own range of academic and social events.
All teaching takes place on the Frenchay campus of the University of the West of England, within walking distance of Bristol Parkway railway station, and with good public transport links to the centre of Bristol.
For a full and detailed account of the entire course and UWE Philosophy in general, please download our guide to UWE Philosophy, available here.