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. Mar. 3, 2023Check out Kyle Adams article
    Kyle Adams headshot

    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. Read HERE

  2. 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! Find out more about her arrival date and what she brings to the department here 

  3. July 18, 2022WUSA Teaching Excellence Award Winner Nick Ray

    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!  

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  1. Apr. 11, 2023Philosophy Awards Ceremony

    Philosophy Awards Ceremony 2023

    April 1th 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    Hagey Hall room 373
    food and drinks will be provided


  2. Apr. 14, 2023Sharma Lecture

    April 14th

    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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