News

  1. Marie-Eve Morin featured on APRIL website

    Marie-Eve speaks about the challenges of teaching large classes and her experience with the Philosophy 101 Supersection.

  2. Call for papers: Univ. of Alberta Philosophy Graduate and Post-Graduate Conference on ‘Thinking and Bias’

    Submission deadline extended to 20 February 2015
    Keynote speakers: Carla Fehr and John Symons

  3. New Book by Jack Zupko

    Duns Scotus on Time and Existence: The Questions on Aristotle's 'De interpretatione'

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Course descriptions 2014–2015 (courses by continuing faculty, full course list is on Beartracks)


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.