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.


  1. Apr. 14, 2023Dr. Carla Fehr featured in Waterloo News
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    The Philosophy department's own Carla Fehr is featured in Waterloo News for her exciting research in Feminist Artificial Intelligence. 

  2. Mar. 3, 2023Check out Kyle Adams article
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    We are proud to share the publication by our own Ph.D. student Kyle Adams a fascinating article titled:  A Spoonful of Sugar Makes the Hate speech go Down: Sugar-coating in White Nationalist Recruitment Speech (PDF)

  3. Jan. 23, 2023New faculty member: Laura Mae Lindo
    Laura Mae Lindo

    The Department of Philosophy is thrilled to announce that Laura Mae Lindo will be joining us as a new faculty member!

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  1. Sep. 5 to Dec. 4, 2023Sharma Lecture

    Rescheduled for Fall
    Exact date forthcoming

    Jonothan Tsou 
    Psychiatry and Epistemic Justice

    social: 2:30-3:30 pm, Hagey Hall, room 335
    talk: 3:30-5 pm, Hagey Hall, room 373

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