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Research Excellence

York is committed to excellence in research and scholarship in all its forms. Informed by a strong commitment to shared values, including the promotion of social justice, diversity, and the public good, we aspire through our research to better understand the human condition and the world around us and to employ the knowledge we gain in the service of society.

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Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Research within the Graduate Program in Philosophy is determined by the proposed projects presented by successful aspirants. Our students complete a thesis and/or dissertation, which then becomes published as "Electronic Theses & Dissertations" and sits as a public document within our institutional repository – YorkSpace.

Graduate Program in Philosophy Electronic Theses

Awards & Recognition

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Matthew Leisinger

Congratulations to Matthew Leisinger, Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, on being awarded the 2020 Sanders Prize in Early Modern Philosophy for his essay “Cudworthian Consciousness.”

Alice MacLachlan

Associate Professor Alice MacLachlan explains how lessons from classic philosophy could have made politicians think twice about their trips abroad.

Kristin Andrews

Professor Kristin Andrews, York Research Chair in Animal Minds, serves on a team of philosophers that has filed an amicus brief in New York challenging the lawfulness of the captivity of two chimpanzees.

Learn More

The Graduate Program in Philosophy at York is an exciting environment to pursue innovative, socially engaging, career-ready education. Contact our Graduate Program Assistant to learn more.