News

  1. MA Graduate Heading to Edinburgh for Ph.D.

    Congratulations to Luke Kersten (2015 MA graduate), recently admitted to the Ph.D. Program at the University of Edinburgh

  2. Assistant Chair to Receive Award

    Joanne McKinnon to receive Arts Outstanding Lead Administrator Award

  3. Dependencies and Differences Conference Schedule

    University of Alberta Philosophy Graduate and Postgraduate Conference Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 6-8 May 2016

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Course descriptions 2015–2016 (topics courses, full course list is on Beartracks)

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Philosophy is the critical study of ideas, experiences, and institutions. Whether your inclinations are those of the mathematician, the poet, the scholar, or the activist, there is certain to be an area of philosophy that will pique your interest. Unlike many other fields, in which the memorization of facts or the inculcation of received theories figures prominently, philosophy is devoted to free inquiry, and originality and creativity as well as the ability to express oneself clearly and to argue convincingly are valued. For this reason, the Philosophy major, and the study of philosophy generally, offer preparation for a variety of careers.