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Cambridge has occupied a uniquely distinguished place in the history of philosophy in the last 100 years. It was here in the early years of the 20th century, that Russell, Moore, Wittgenstein, Ramsey and others developed the analytic style of philosophy which is now prominent in much of the world. The Faculty of Philosophy today retains a strong commitment to this analytic tradition, combining it with study and teaching of the history of philosophy from Plato to the present day, as well as aesthetics and political philosophy.

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  • Living with ourselves, together 

    Horne, Alexander
    This PhD dissertation comprises five chapters on a variety of intersecting topics within moral psychology, metaethics, and epistemology. Broadly speaking, the first half of the dissertation focuses on individual agency, ...
  • (Un)just Kidding: Philosophical Issues in Humour, Comedy and Joking 

    Walker, Zoe
    In this thesis, my project is to develop an understanding of the sense of humour as a sensibility, with emotional, evaluative, motivational and attentional aspects, that is shaped by engagement with comedic representations. ...
  • Philosophy at Cambridge, Newsletter of the Faculty of Philosophy 

    Bird, Alexander; Matravers, Derek; Munton, Jessie; Chambers, Clare; Ahmed, Arif; Holton, Richard (Faculty of Philosophy, University of Cambridge, 2022-06-15)
    Newsletter of the Faculty of Philosophy. Articles: Alexander Bird, 'From the Chair'; Derek Matravers, 'Remembering Hugh Mellor'; Jessie Munton, 'In Conversation with Alexander Bird'; Clare Chambers, 'Intact: A Defence of ...
  • In the Wake of Abelard: Nominalisms in the Twelfth Century 

    Noël, Roxane
    Since nominalism is among the main positions within one of the most famous debates of the Middle Ages, namely the debate on universals, and given the usual portrayal of Abelard (1079–1142) as the intellectual forefather ...

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