Philosophy Research Presentation (PHIL*4820) | College of Arts

Philosophy Research Presentation (PHIL*4820)

Code and section: PHIL*4820*01

Term: Winter 2021

Instructor: Peter Eardley


The focus of this course is on mastering the oral presentation of a philosophical argument, as well as engaging in respectful, intellectually honest discussion with one’s audience. Over the course of the semester students will develop and present a philosophical argument, working independently, together as a group and one-on-one with the instructor. Specifically, over the course of the semester we will work collaboratively on research, writing and presentation skills. By the end of the semester students will be ready to present their work at an end-of-semester virtual conference. Students are expected to have a topic for their presentation at the beginning of the course. It is also expected that once one has their topic, they will refine their presentations throughout the term, right up until their final presentations.

Meetings will take place synchronously. 

Course Outline

The University of Guelph resides on the land of the Between the Lakes Treaty No. 3, the territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit. This land is part of the Dish with One Spoon, a covenant between Indigenous nations to live peaceably on the territories of the Great Lakes region. We recognize that today this gathering place is home to many First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples and acknowledging them reminds us of our collective responsibility to the land where we learn, live and work.