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.
- Oct. 30, 2020
Philosophy faculty member Jacqueline Feke's most recent publication, Ptolemy's Philosophy: Mathematics as a Way of Life, has just been published in paperback.
- Sep. 21, 2020
In celebration for National Postdoc Apprection Week, we would like to introduce postdoc Adam Koberinski who is currently working with Doreen Fraser.
- Sep. 18, 2020
From 2007-2020, Shannon Dea was absolutely central to life at not just the Philosophy Department, but also the University -- she served as Vice President of FAUW, Director of Women’s Studies, Teaching Fellow, and Associate Chair for both Graduates and Undergraduates.
- Mar. 4 to 5, 2021
The University of Waterloo's 28th Annual Philosophy Graduate Conference will take place on MARCH 4-5 2021.
The conference will be virtual.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: DR. JEAN-PIERRE MARQUIS of the Université de Montréal.