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. It's interesting stuff.

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Philosophy Field Course students

What will it do for my intellectual develop­ment? How will it help me get into graduate or profes­sional school? How will it help me to get a job?  Read the answers.


Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari propose the figure of the “minor” as a supplement to the “major” narratives, norms, and systems that govern the way we think about the history of philosophical thought, no less than the arts and politics.

Minor Ethics website


Our recent PhD graduate, Martin King, has just (June 2016) been awarded a three-year postdoc as part of the “Epistemology of the...

The Department has formed a Diversity and Climate Committee to work towards welcoming everyone into the practice of...

We're delighted that our Associate Professor Stefan Linquist has just won the 2016 University of Guelph Faculty Association Distinguished Professor Award for Excellence in Teaching. Much deserved—...