The Faculty of Philosophy is internationally renowned for its excellence in research. It consistently ranks at the top of The Philosophical Gourmet Report, the most respected ranking of the world's Philosophy departments. Nearly every philosophical discipline is the object of research of more than one member of the Faculty. The individual pages of the Faculty members contain their research interests and publication lists. 

Apart from its regular seminars, the Faculty also hosts multiple conferences and workshops like the Oxford Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy, lecture series like the John Locke Lectures, and many other events.