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The Department of Philosophy offers a wide range of undergraduate courses which examine contemporary problems and issues in applied ethics, social and political philosophy, feminist philosophy, cognitive science, philosophy of mind, and argumentation theory. In addition, courses are offered in the history of philosophy and other traditional areas such as metaphysics and epistemology, logic and the philosophy of language, moral philosophy, and the philosophy of law.

The department is open to many avenues of thought and to diverse ways of doing philosophy. Efforts are made to blend contemporary and historical perspectives, and our faculty draws its inspiration from widely separated philosophical approaches. In keeping with this, there is a great deal of interdisciplinary work, and philosophy is involved in numerous cross-disciplinary programs.

The 24 full-time department members, among whom are some highly praised and very well known scholars, are supplemented by visiting and contract faculty who offer further diversity and breadth.

We are located in S448 Ross Building.


  News & Events

  • Summer 2014 Courses
  • Fall/Winter 2014-15 Courses
  • Professor Michael Gilbert is the winner of the 2013 - 2014 Dean's Award For Excellence In Teaching In The Faculty Of Liberal Arts And Professional Studies, in the full-time tenured category.
  • Philosophy Workshop:  Wittgenstein And Davidson On Mind And Language
    Friday, March 27th, 2015 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. - Location: Holiday Inn, 30 Carlton Street (at Yonge), Yorkville Room (1st floor above the lobby level).

  New Publications

  • book cover Gramsci, Materialism, and Philosophy by Esteve Morera Esteve Morera has a new book that's just been published published:  Gramsci, Materialism, and Philosophy.  New York:  Routledge, 2014.


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