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 Philosophical Gourmet Report 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.
|Subject||UK ranking||Worldwide ranking|
|Mathematical Logic||1 in UK||4-8 worldwide|
|Philosophy of Biology||1 in UK||4-9 worldwide|
|General Philosophy of Science||joint 1 in UK||3-13 worldwide|
|Decision, Rational Choice, & Game Theory||2 in UK||5-8 worldwide|
|Philosophy of Social Sciences||3 in UK||10-18 worldwide|
|Philosophy of Physics||4 in UK||14-18 worldwide|
|Philosophy of Mathematics||joint 2 in UK||16-21 worldwide|
|Philosophical Logic||joint 3 in UK||20-35 worldwide|