The Centre for Science and Philosophy has a broad range of research published in top-class journals.
For more information about our research have a look at the profiles of the members of the Centre.
Some of our specialities are the following:
- History and Philosophy of Physics
- Logic and the Foundations of Mathematics: this research stream is undertaken in the group Foundational Studies Bristol.
- Formal Epistemology
- Foundations of Life and Human Sciences: research in this is often also associated with the Centre for Health, Humanities and Science.
- General Philosophy of Science
Bristol ranked amongst the best in the world for Philosophy of the Sciences and Mathematics
The 2017/18 Philosophical Gourmet Report has ranked Bristol among the top places in the English speaking world for graduate study in Philosophy of the Sciences and Mathematics. The department was ranked first (or joint first) in the UK for Mathematical Logic, Philosophy of Biology, and General Philosophy of Science. Overall the department was ranked joint 9th in the UK.
Mathematical Logic: 1st in UK
Philosophy of Biology: 1st in UK
General Philosophy of Science: Joint 1st in UK
Decision, Rational Choice & Game Theory: 2nd in UK
Philosophy of Mathematics: Joint 2nd in UK
Philosophy of Social Sciences: 3rd in UK
Philosophical Logic: Joint 3rd in UK
Philosophy of Physics: 4th in UK