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The study of philosophy provides you with the greatest of all transferable skills: the ability to form an argument.

Philosophy at Royal Holloway produces world-class research and world-class researchers. Departmental staff supervise research students and conduct enquiry in many fields. The research interests and accomplishments of individual members of staff and research students can be found through their personal research pages.

A regular visiting speaker seminar series is organized in conjunction with the student led Philosophy Society.

Here are a selection of publications by Philosophy Staff:

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Anne Sheppard, The Poetics of Phantasia (Bloomsbury 2014). Neil Gascoigne and Tim Thornton, Tacit Knowledge(Acumen Press, 2013). Jonathan Seglow, Defending Associative Duties (Routledge, 2013).
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Henry Somers-Hall, Deleuze’s Difference and Repetition(Edinburgh University Press, 2013).

Henry Somers-Hall and Daniel W. Smith (eds), The Cambridge Companion to Deleuze(Cambridge University Press, 2012).

Michael Bacon, Pragmatism: An Introduction (Polity, 2012).

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Henry Somers-Hall, Hegel, Deleuze and the Critique of Representation: Dialectics of Negation and Difference (State University of New York Press, 2012).   Nathan Widder, Political Theory after Deleuze (Continuum, 2012).  Anne Sheppard, R. W. Sharples, M. McCabe, and V. Harte (eds), Aristotle and the Stoics Reading Plato (Institute of Classical Studies, 2010).
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Anne Sheppard and O. Bychkov (eds), Greek and Roman Aesthetics (Cambridge University Press, 2010).

Solomon Maimon., Essay on Transcendental Philosophy, trans. from German by Henry Somers-Hall, N. Midgley, A. Welchman, and M. Reglitz, (Cambridge: Continuum Press, 2010).

Neil Gascoigne, Richard Rorty: Liberalism, Irony, and the Limits of Philosophy (Polity 2008).
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Nathan Widder, Reflections on Time and Politics (Penn State University Press, 2008).

Michael Bacon, Richard Rorty: Pragmatism and Political Liberalism (Rowman & Littlefield, 2007).

Jonathan Seglow and Niall Scott, Altruism (Open University Press, 2007).

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Anne Sheppard and G. Karamanolis (eds), Studies on Porphyry (Institute of Classical Studies, 2007).

Jonathan Seglow (ed), The Ethics of Altruism (Frank Cass, 2004).

Anne Sheppard and R. W. Sharples (eds), Ancient Approaches to Plato’s Timaeus(Institute of Classical Studies, 2003).

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Neil Gascoigne, Scepticism(Acumen Press, 2002).

Nathan Widder, Genealogies of Difference (University of Illinois Press, 2002).

Adam Roberts, Frederic Jameson (Routledge, 2000).

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Anne Sheppard, Aesthetics: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Art (Oxford University Press, 1987).

Anne Sheppard, Studies on the 5th and 6th Essays of Proclus’ Commentary on the Republic(Vandenhoeck und Ruprecht [Hypomnemata], 1980).



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