Philosophy at Leeds is one of the largest and most dynamic philosophy centres in the country, noted for its open and friendly approach to students and with an excellent reputation in teaching and research. Incorporating History and Philosophy of Science, we have over 30 permanent research staff and associated researchers. Staff are active in all the main areas of the subject, with an international standing in research across many areas, ranging from metaphysics and philosophy of religion to aesthetics and ethics and to the history and philosophy of science.
Specialist research is promoted through five research centres: Centre for Aesthetics, Centre for Ethics and Metaethics (CEM), Centre for History and Philosophy of Science (HPS), Centre for Metaphysics and Mind (CMM) and Centre for Philosophy of Religion. A list of the current research interests of our permanent research staff and associated researchers (researchers in other units, research-active colleagues in permanent teaching posts, post-doctoral research fellows, active emeriti, etc.) is provided in the pages below.