KNOWLEDGE. JUSTICE. REASONING.
Welcome to the Department of Philosophy
Philosophers study the deep intellectual problems that underlie or unify other disciplines in the sciences and humanities.
Philosophy investigates fundamental questions about the nature of things—about the universe as a whole, about human beings, society, science, ethics and art. As a philosophy student, you will learn about the basic intellectual foundation for our political, social and legal systems, as well as our understanding of the principles of modern science and technology. You will explore deep theoretical, practical and moral issues that do not easily fit into more specialized disciplines. Philosophy will challenge you with its reflective and critical approach to important, often puzzling, questions about the nature of right and wrong, time and space perception, and the human mind.
The Department of Philosophy is internationally recognized for the quality of research conducted by its faculty members.
Visit our blog to read about news and goings-on in the department and keep up-to-date with our events!
Department of Philosophy Colloquium Series
Please note that all presentations have been suspended/cancelled as mandated by the University of Lethbridge re: COVID-19.
Philosophy Reading Weekend
The Philosophy Reading Weekend is a new tradition in the Department of Philosophy. Every year, in the spring/early summer, we rent a house in the area. Faculty members and about ten students spend the weekend reading and discussing a philosophical work, cooking together, eating (a lot, if experience is any indication) and having fun. The philosophy reading weekend has been a big success in the first two years of its existence. Look out for the advertisements in your classes and in the Department News!
Philosophy Peer Resource Centre
The Philosophy Peer Resource Centre will run virtually from 2-4pm on Thursday afternoons for the remainder of the term. You can access the Centre by using Zoom with the following information:
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 357 073 966
Here are a few tips to help ensure your meeting goes as smoothly as possible:
- Try to have a functioning headset and microphone. You may use a video link, or you can also just type chat with the tutors.
- Try to use a wired connection where possible to provide the most stable connection.
- If you do have connection issues, try just waiting a few moments to see if things work properly again.
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Put Your Knowledge to Work
Whether you’re looking for a more in-depth learning experience by assisting with research projects on campus or by testing your knowledge in a real-life work setting, we can help! The programs available in the Career Bridge office will provide you with a solid foundation for further studies and an excellent framework for a challenging and rewarding career — whatever direction you decide to go. Explore career options, participate in research and develop skills that complement your degree.