News

  1. Elizabeth French receives Outstanding Staff Award

    Awarded by the Faculty of Arts to a staff member who has distinguished herself as providing outstanding administrative service

  2. Undergraduate Researcher Stipend to Camilla Zhang

    Awarded to conduct a research project on "Can Biological Phenomena Be Explained in Virtue of Mathematics?"

  3. Metaphysician tells you what to necessarily eat for breakfast

    Prof. Kathrin Koslicki interviewed by the Edmonton Sun

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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.