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The School of Athens

Welcome to the pages of ‘the philosophical life’ a research project led by James Harris and Tom Jones of the University of St Andrews, and funded by the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Our work explores, from historical and contemporary, practical and theoretical points of view, how philosophy is or might be a distinctive form of life. The first phase of the project consists in three workshops bringing together people from within and beyond higher education whose lives and careers have been shaped by philosophy.

Participants in the workshops come from academia; consultancy; primary, secondary and adult education; faith groups; the media; politics and civil society. All workshops are open to the public and include opportunities for discussion.