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.
The Department of Philosophy is always trying to improve its programs, course offerings, and services for both majors and non-majors in philosophy. To help us we invite prospective, current, and past students to take a few minutes to complete a questionnaire. Your input is valuable to us.
News & Events
Two members of the department won SSHRC Insight Grants in the 2012-13 competition -- Kristin Andrews, for a project entitled "Animals and the philosophy of Mind", and Lorraine Code, for a project entitled "Manufactured uncertainty and epistemic responsibility: their implications for climate change". Congratulations, both!
- Fall/Winter 2013-14 Course
- Philosophy Department receives major donation
- Nov. 15 - Workshop on "Intuitions in Philosophy"
- NEW - AP/MODR1760 6.0 O - Please note you will only be allowed to enrol into this course if you've been newly admitted into the LA & PS faculty in the winter term ONLY.
- JD/MA student wins essay competition
- Philosophy prof lands in Warsaw for UN climate change conference