Our research is focused on epistemology and rationality, philosophy of mind and cognition, ethics and political theory, and the intersections between these areas.
We take a broad approach to philosophical inquiry, combining analytic, continental and empirical perspectives.
Our research seminar series meets weekly during teaching term. Talks delivered by visiting speakers from around the UK and by our own colleagues introduce emerging philosophical inquiries and arguments in terms accessible to everyone.
We regularly host research workshops, major academic conferences and externally-funded research projects.
We are home to a branch of the Royal Institute of Philosophy, which holds regular philosophy events in bars and bookshops in the city centre and the prestigious Cardiff Annual Lecture here at the University.
We are committed to developing socially beneficial impact from our work. In addition to previous work influencing the ethical construction of DNA databases, we have brought original material to support the teaching of A-Level Philosophy. In REF 2014 we were fourth in the UK for our research impact.
We are always interested in hearing from prospective postgraduate research students proposing to work in our areas of expertise.