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Themed Research Clusters

Much (but not all!) of our department research falls under these broad themes. 


Aesthetics, Ethics and Politics

Understanding why we consider something as 'valuable'; exploring ways to re-evaluate the assumptions behind such decisions, towards a bigger understanding of ourselves
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Mind, Language and Metaphysics

Exploring 'all that is'; interrogating the reality of matter space and time, our understanding, intention, language, freedom of thought and action, to that which 'is not'
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Science, Medicine and Society

A rare gathering of expertise exploring how we investigate and care for ourselves and our world, and how this is expressed through our cultures and approach to health
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History of Philosophy

Examining the ancient and recent history of our discipline and its pioneers, to understand the origins of problems discussed today, and how we reconcile this diversity
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