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A. D. Lindsay, Professor of Philosophy and Founder of Keele University
Forum for Philosophical Research
“The pursuit of truth in the company of friends”
The Keele Forum for Philosophical Research coordinates research activities in philosophy at Keele University. These include the Keele Forum for Philosophical Research Annual Lecture and Conference, the Royal Institute of Philosophy Invited Lectures, ERASMUS international exchange talks and workshops, Postgraduate Research Seminars, reading groups, special lectures, and other events organised by the Research Centre for SPIRE (School of Politics, International Relations and Philosophy). The Forum also provides a centre for the activities of the UK Kant Society and of the Kantian Standing Group of the European Consortium for Political Research.
Keele has enjoyed a strong reputation for research in philosophy since the 1950s, with well-known Keele philosophers including Antony Flew, Richard Swinburne, Jonathan Dancy, David McNaughton, G.A.J. Rogers, Ian Rumfitt, André Gallois, Alan Montefiore, Philip Stratton-Lake and many others. The Forum currently has research strengths in many of the main areas of philosophy, with particular expertise in the following areas: Kantian philosophy (all aspects); metaphilosophy; philosophy of mind and action; Collingwood; Rorty. Other research strengths include history of philosophy; political philosophy; environmental philosophy; metaphysics; moral philosophy, in particular normative ethics and metaethics.