News

  1. Proposed Travel Ban Boycott

    Professor Marie-Eve Morin is quoted in The Globe and Mail, February 1, 2017, in connection with the proposed boycott of academic conferences in the USA in response to the recent Executive Order banning travelers from seven majority Muslim countries.

  2. Assiniboia Hall

    Call for papers: University of Alberta Philosophy Graduate and Postgraduate Conference on ‘Interiority’

    Submission deadline: extended to 15 February 2017
    Keynote speaker: Kathleen Okruhlik

  3. PhD Graduate Wins Award

    Outstanding Student Paper Prize at the 2016 American Society for Aesthetics Annual Meeting awarded to recent PhD graduate of the Department, Emine Hande Tuna

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Course descriptions 2016–2017 (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.