Department of Philosophy
Philosophy addresses some of the most fundamental and difficult questions there are, such as:
- What is the nature of the human mind?
- What makes knowledge trustworthy?
- What are the standards of good reasoning?
- What is a just society?
- What is the best way to live?
Philosophy as an academic discipline attempts to answer these questions with a combination of creativity and analytical rigor.
- July 18, 2022
WUSA’s Teaching Award is a yearly award that celebrates professors who have displayed quality teaching, shown commitment to student success, and looked beyond the classroom. This is also the only award presented by the University of Waterloo Senate selected entirely by undergraduate students!
- May 18, 2022
- May 4, 2022
Another teaching award for Katie!! Congratulations Katie on OUSA's 2022 Teaching Excellence Award. This award goes to teachers with the ability to spark students' curiosity and desire to learn and build critical skills that form the foundation of education. Katie has taken this role to heart and was selected by her students as an example of teaching excellence.
- Sep. 30, 2022 to Mar. @24, 2023
Join us in the Philosophy Reading Room, Hagey Hall room 335, an hour prior to each talk for some light refreshment and social time. Coffee, tea, and pastries will be provided. You can also join us remotely. Zoom meeting links will be sent out for each talk the Monday before the event.
- Sep. 30, 2022
Kate Norlock, Trent University
"We're going backwards": The Possibility of Moral Regress
Hagey Hall room 373
- Oct. 14, 2022
Katy Fulfer, University of Waterloo
Works in Progress
"A Vegan Ecofeminist Exploration of Infertility Treatments"