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  1. Mouseion Special Issue

    Call For Papers: Upcoming Special Issue, Death of a Gadfly: An Interdisciplinary Examination of the Trial and Execution of Socrates

  2. Hylomorphism 2017

    Call for Papers:2017 Hylomorphism Conference which will take place at the Banff Centre, May 11-14, 2017.

  3. Assiniboia Hall

    Paper submission deadline extended: Univ. of Alberta Philosophy Graduate and Postgraduate Conference on ‘Dependencies and Differences’

    Submission deadline: 19 February 2016
    Keynote speakers: Christine Overall and Alice MacLachlan

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Course descriptions 2015–2016 (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.