12. May 2021
We're delighted to announce the outcome of the 2020 Philosophy essay prize. The winning entries are Lucy McDonald's 'Please Like This Paper' and Nikhil Venkatesh's Surveillance Capitalism: a Marx-inspired Account'. The papers will be published in the July issues of Philosophy. The topic for this year's prize is 'Self and Society'.
30. January 2021
The London Lecture Series has been arranged by the Royal Institute of Philosophy since 1926. Each year speakers from the UK and abroad are invited to address a philosophical theme, and the collected papers are published by Cambridge University Press. Next year's lectures will take up the expanding of philosophy's horizons. If you have suggestions for publications or research which might shed light on important areas, methods, questions, texts or people in philosophy that have been neglected in...
06. July 2020
Project Name: Video production of online talks and events Project dates: October to December 2020 Project details The Royal Institute is looking for an experienced videographer who is able to work remotely with the Academic Director and speakers from around the world, providing direction, technical advice, and remote support, producing high quality videos and online events with pre-recorded components and live Q&As. This will involve coordinating with individuals or university AV teams,...
28. January 2020
The editors of Philosophy are delighted to announce the outcome of the 2019 essay prize. The winning entry is Georgi Gardiner's 'Profiling and Proof: Are Statistics Safe?'. The highly commended runner up is Martin Pleitz's 'Paradox as a Guide to Ground'. Both articles will be published in the April 2020 issue of Philosophy alongside an essay on paradoxes by Roy Sorensen and Mark Sainsbury. 2019 Topic: The Significance of Paradoxes Philosophers of logic and language and metaphysicians of...
10. January 2020
The first issue of the Royal Institute’s revamped journal Philosophy is out now. The new editors, Maria Alvarez and Bill Brewer, describe in their Editorial the changes they’ve made, including the new blind peer-review and online submission processes. The issue features articles by Onora O'Neill, Melissa Lane, Helen Steward, Martin O'Neill, Barney Walker, and Kristjan Kristjansson. Follow @philosophy1926 for the latest on the journal, and congratulations to the new editors!
17. October 2019
The 2019 London Annual Lecture will be given by Philip Pettit on 25 October at 6 pm. His lecture is called, ‘My Three Selves’. Abstract: "Who or what is my self? An elusive will-o-the-wisp, as Hume took it to be? A focus of existentialist anxiety: a self to which I should be true? A moral barrier to altruism: a self I should keep in its place? Or perhaps there is no single answer to the question. Perhaps there are many selves to the person I am." The event will be held in the Old Theatre,...
14. October 2019
Susan Neiman will give the the 2019 Royal Institute of Philosophy / Royal Society of Edinburgh Lecture. The topic is "Justice and History". Monday 25 November 2019 from 6:00pm – 7:30pm The Royal Society of Edinburgh 22-26 George Street Edinburgh EH2 2PQ You can book a place here.
23. September 2019
The new editors of Philosophy have extended the deadline for this year's essay prize to 1 November. Full details here. 2019 Topic: The Significance of Paradoxes Philosophers of logic and language and metaphysicians of substance, space and time have long been interested in paradoxes but so to a lesser degree have philosophers of mind and moral philosophers, eg in relation to self-deception, weakness of will and moral dilemmas. Essays are invited on the philosophical use of paradox. Authors may...
06. September 2019
We are very happy to announce this year’s London Lecture Series, ‘How Do We Know? The Social Dimension of Knowledge’. The talks are in Foyle's bookshop. Full program here.
02. September 2019
The Royal Institute can offer up to £5,000 for a fully residential event lasting up to three days. However, we recognize that for both teachers and students in schools and colleges shorter events might be more appropriate and easier to arrange. For shorter events, we will be prepared to offer smaller amounts sufficient to cover travel expenses of speakers, hire of rooms, publicity materials, and other administrative costs on receipt of relevant costings. Food, travel and accommodation expenses...

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