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Welcome

The Royal Institute of Philosophy is a charity dedicated to the advancement of philosophy in all its branches through the organisation and promotion of teaching, discussion and research of all things philosophical. The Institute is not committed to any particular philosophical school or method or, of course, any ideology.

DEBATES AND LECTURES: The Institute arranges free philosophy lectures, debates and discussions all over the country.

FUNDING AND EDUCATION: The Institute offers funding to philosophy postgraduates and brings free ten-week introductory philosophy courses to students in up to 50 schools across the UK each year. We also offer funding for conferences, award an annual essay prize, and produce philosophy teaching guides.

PUBLICATIONS: The Institute publishes two journals each year — Philosophy and Think — as well books based on our lectures and conferences.  Membership is open to anyone and includes a subscription to Philosophy.