Welcome


The Royal Institute of Philosophy is dedicated to the advancement of philosophy in all its branches through the organisation and promotion of teaching, discussion and research of all things philosophical.  The Institute is not committed to any particular philosophical school or method or, of course, any ideology. 


According to its 1925 Memorandum of Association, the Institute aims to ‘provide for all classes and denominations, without any distinction whatsoever, opportunities and encouragement.’  The Institute’s membership includes professional philosophers alongside those who support and pursue philosophy only for the love of it.


This site provides information about the following activities of the Institute:

  • The publication of Philosophy
  • The publication of Think
  • The London Lecture Series
  • The Annual Lecture
  • The Institute’s Branch Scheme
  • The Jacobsen Fellowships
  • The Institute’s Bursaries
  • Philosophy in Schools
  • Conferences
  • The Philosophy Archive Project 
  • Supplemental volumes to Philosophy

The Council of the Institute welcomes applications for membership from all those interested in philosophy. 

Think Journal



The Royal Institute of Philosophy is registered in the United Kingdom as a charity, number 313834, and is a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales with number 205110, and with a registered office at 14 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0AR.