News

  1. Publication By Kristin Rodier

    PhD student Kristin Rodier has published a paper in the journal Women: A Cultural Review.

  2. Ingo Brigandt appointed to a Tier 2 Canada Reseach Chair

    The Tier 2 CRC is awarded to exceptional emerging researchers, acknowledged by their peers as having the potential to lead in their field.

  3. Researcher Recognized by The Royal Society

    Department of Philosophy and Women's and Gender Studies researcher among first members of College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists

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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.