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Philosophy ranked 7th in the UK for their published work in the 2014 REF

Published: 6 January 2015
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The University of Southampton has reaffirmed its position as one of the leading research universities, following publication of the latest national assessment of research (Thursday 18 December).

Southampton is ranked 11th in the UK based on the volume and quality of its research in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014. Over 97 per cent of the University’s research environment has been assessed as world-leading and internationally excellent. Nearly 90 per cent of its research has been assessed as having world-leading and internationally excellent impact.

Philosophy are delighted with the recognition that their research have received in REF 2014, where the work published was ranked 7th in the UK. Examples of that work include:

Alex Gregory, ‘A Very Good Reason for Rejecting the Buck-Passing Account’, Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 2014: doi:10.1080/00048402.2013.813055

Christopher Janaway, ‘Necessity, Responsibility and Character: Schopenhauer on Freedom of the Will’, Kantian Review, 2012: doi:10.1017/S1369415412000167>

Elselijn Kingma, ‘Paracetamol, Poison and Polio: Why Boorse’s Account of Function Fails to Distinguish Health and Disease’, British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 2010: doi:10.1093/bjps/axp034

Conor McHugh, ‘Exercising Doxastic Freedom’, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, 2014: doi:10.1111/j.1933-1592.2011.00531.x

Denis McManus, ‘Ontological Pluralism and the “Being and Time” Project’, Journal of the History of Philosophy, 2013: doi:10.1353/hph.2013.0079

Sasha Mudd, ‘Rethinking the Priority of Practical Reason in Kant’, European Journal of Philosophy, 2013: doi:10.1111/ejop.12055

Alex Neill and Aaron Ridley, ‘Religious Music for Godless Ears’, Mind, 2010: doi:10.1093/mind/fzq075

Genia Schönbaumsfeld, ‘Art and the “Morality System”: the Case of Don Giovanni’, European Journal of Philosophy, 2013: doi:10.1111/ejop.12024

Lee Walters, ‘Repeatable Artworks as Created Types’, British Journal of Aesthetics, 2013 (winner of the British Society for Aesthetics Essay Prize): doi:10.1093/aesthj/ayt026

Jonathan Way, ‘Transmission and the Wrong Kind of Reason’, Ethics, 2012: doi:10.1086/664749

Daniel Whiting, ‘Stick to the Facts: on the Norms of Assertion’, Erkenntnis, 2013: doi:10.1007/s10670-012-9383-6

Fiona Woollard, ‘Most Ways I Could Move: Comparing Subsets of the Behaviour Space in Bennett’s Act/Omission Distinction’, Mind, 2011: doi:10.1093/mind/fzr012

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