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  1. Call for submissions: The Scope of Eugenics Workshop

    Eugenics Archives invites submissions from early career scholars, from any discipline on topics related to eugenics and its contemporary significance for a four-day workshop being held at the Banff Centre, May 22nd-25th, 2015, in Banff, Alberta.

  2. CTV Interview 'Eugenics in Alberta'

    CTV aired a 20-minute news story focused on Eugenics Archives on Wednesday, November 12.

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

    12–14 June 2015 in Edmonton
    Keynote speakers: Carla Fehr and John Symons

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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.