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Our faculty and students pursue the exciting, big questions that have always stimulated thinkers in different eras and cultures. How should we live? What do we owe each other, or future generations? How should we reason, and weigh evidence? More deeply: What is it to be a person, or to be a citizen? What is it to think, to reason? New answers to these questions are always being proposed and debated; new questions are being asked too. 

Philosophy sparks your imagination and encourages you to look at yourself and your world in new ways.

Philosophy provides you with the fundamental skills to think critically, communicate clearly, and to problem-solve effectively. So, no matter where you plan to go after your BA—academia, law, business, education, the arts—philosophy gives you the tools to succeed in whatever you choose to do next.

Please use this website to learn more about our programs, our people and the many events that occur throughout the year. 

We look forward to thinking along with you!


  • graffiti image graduate student congratulations

    Patricia Pajunen won a SSHRC Doctoral Award. They have also been awarded a Pre-Doctoral Fellowship for Indigenous Students at Queens University.

    Josh Grant-Young, Marie-Pier Lamay, and Robert Minatel won OGS Fellowships.

    Jeannette Hicks and Josh Grant-Young have been awarded fellowships to attend a PhD doctoral retreat/workshop sponsored by Queens University.

    Rachel Elliot's dissertation, "Collaborative Temporality: Merleau-Ponty and the Phenomenology of Music" has been nominated for the Distinguished Dissertation Award at the Canadian Association for Graduate Students.

    Congratulations everyone!

  • CSWIP19:
    Feminism and Food

    The Canadian Society for Women in Philosophy invites papers and panel proposals from all areas of philosophy and all philosophical approaches.

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