University of Southampton

University of Southampton


Areas of research include: aesthetics - topics include: tragedy; philosophy of music; pictorial representation; philosophy of film; philosophy of literature; ontology of art; definitions of art; art and morality; aesthetics of Plato; Aristotle; Hume; Kant; Schopenhauer; Nietzsche and Collingwood; 19th-century continental philosophy after Hegel, which includes research into: Schopenhauer; Nietzsche; Kierkegaard and Frege; modern moral philosophy; Wittgenstein, focusing on Wittgenstein's thought, his philosophy of language, mathematics and religion, and the relations between Wittgenstein's thought and the work of Russell; Husserl; Heidegger; Kierkegaard and later 20th-century philosophers such as Quine and Davidson; other notable areas of shared research interests are: philosophy of action and practical reason, and philosophy of language and mind; in addition, research is carried out in ancient philosophy, ethics, philosophical logic, philosophy of religion, philosophy of science, political philosophy, and on Collingwood, Heidegger and Russell.

Entry requirements

Normally a Master's degree in philosophy (distinction); other qualifications may be considered.

Sponsorship information

Arts and Humanities Research Board; University studentships.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time - 2 years
PhD Part-time - 5 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Highfield Campus Southampton SO17 1BJ South East

Key information

Telephone number: 
023 8059 6809