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  1. 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

  2. Kristin Rodier Featured on CBC's Ideas

    Kristin Rodier featured on the CBC Radio program, Ideas

  3. Scope Of Eugenics Workshop

    Call for submissions for a four-day workshop, scheduled to be held at the Banff Centre from May 22nd through May 25th, 2015.

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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.