Department of Philosophy

Organisational unit: Department


There are around 70 employees at the Department of Philosophy and just over 250 students, working either in the most ancient academic discipline of philosophy or in one of the most recent, cognitive science. The department's programmes have a good reputation and our research is of the highest quality, with internationally recognised and in some fields leading researchers.


At the Department of Philosophy, research is conducted in three subjects: practical philosophy, theoretical philosophy and cognitive science. The divisions are largely autonomous with regard to the orientation of their research and education but they also collaborate closely. A shared ambition for all the researchers at the department is to contribute to the development of research through publications in peer-reviewed international journals and books with international publishers, as well as through cooperation with researchers at other departments and higher education institutions in Sweden and abroad.

Recent research outputs

Sander Klerk & Ivo Jacobs, 2021 May 6, Encyclopedia of Animal Cognition and Behavior. Vonk, J. & Shackelford, T. (eds.). Springer Nature Switzerland AG, 17 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

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