The Department of Philosophy is closely associated with the Department of Gender and Social Justice our staff administrates both programs and many of our faculty teach in both areas. For more information on the Gender and Social Justice Department visit their website
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 2023 autumn issue of the Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science (CSHPS) Association features the article "How To Ask Biologists Metaphysical Questions Without Explaining Metaphysics" (page 18) by Angella Yamamoto. Yamamoto is the recent winner of the 2023 Hadden Prize and a University of Waterloo Ph. D student of Philosophy.
Congratulations to Angella Yamamoto on winning this prestigious award and on your exciting publication.
To read the full issue or download a PDF copy visit https://cshps.ca/no-106-autumn-automne-2023/
The Philosophy department's own Carla Fehr is featured in Waterloo News for her exciting research in Feminist Artificial Intelligence.
We are proud to share the publication by our own Ph.D. student, Kyle Adams.
The Philosophy department is honored to welcome Reza Hadisi who will be joining us from the University of Toronto to share their research. Don't miss this opportunity to engage in the discussion. For more on Hadisi and event details click the title.
The Philosophy department is very excited to welcome Alice MacLachlan who will be joining us from York University to share their research. Don't miss this opportunity to engage in discussion with Alice MacLachlan. For more information and event details click the event title.