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Welcome to Edinburgh University Philosophy Society


Founded in 1871, PhilSoc is a lively and active academic society which aims to promote the study of Philosophy around Edinburgh University and beyond. We run four events every week including Reading and Discussion Groups, our weekly Guest Lecture Series, and copious socials.


PhilSoc assumes NO previous knowledge of the subject and students from all disciplines are welcome.


Our lecture series attracts choice scholars from all over the world. Notable past speakers include Simon Blackburn, Daniel Dennett, Thomas Pogge, Richard Swinburn, Timothy Williamson, and Ernest Sosa. Our reading and discussion groups offer a friendly and informal context in which to chat and discuss philosophical issues. 

We run a society library in the Dugald Stewart Building and we run regular academic support sessions during the term. Especially keen students are encouraged to submit articles to our forthcoming academic journal.

If you have any questions, or want to know what PhiSoc is like, pop-in to any of our regular weekly events or send us an email.


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Join PhilSoc for 2013/14


Join Philosophy Society Online
  • Philosophy Society Full Year Student Membership£8.00
  • Philosophy Society Semester One Membership£8.00


Log in to EUSA via your MyEd account to purchase membership online (non-students can create a guest account). If you would like to pay by cash, you can also join at any of our events. Membership gains you access to all of our weebly events. Membership 2015/16 will expire on 30 June 2016.



  • PhilSoc Constitution

    29 Mar 2012

    Constitution of Edinburgh University Philosophy Society. Adopted at the Annual General Meeting on 28th March 2013. Last Amended at the Annual General Meeting on 5th March 2015.