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.


The Department of Philosophy acknowledges that we are living and working on the traditional territory of ‎ the Attawandaron (also known as Neutral), Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee peoples. The University of Waterloo is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land promised to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River.

  1. Jan. 2, 2018Farewell to Tim KenyonTim's cake

  2. Dec. 22, 2017Philosophy Alumnus Wins AwardBob Ewen

    Department alumnus and official Friend of the Department Bob Ewen (BA ’71) received a prestigious award from the University of Waterloo on December 2.

  3. Nov. 13, 2017Engendering Success in STEM Consortium wins SSHRC Partnership GrantESS Diagram

     

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  1. Jan. 18, 2018PhilSoc Phil TalkPhilSoc Phil Talk poster

  2. Jan. 19, 2018Getting Your Story Out: Knowledge Translation for Philosophy Graduate StudentsAndria Bianchi

    Presenters: Andria Bianchi and Patricia Marino

    Interested in telling non-philosophers about your research?  You should be!

  3. Jan. 19, 2018Philosophy Colloquium Series 2018Colloquium poster

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