"Philosophy has taught me to rely on my own convictions rather than on the judgment of others and to concern myself less with whether I am well thought of than whether what I do or say is evil."
-Pico della Mirandola, Oration on the Dignity of Man
The Department of Philosophy at Memorial University is a small but vibrant community of scholars actively researching in a variety of areas of philosophy in the heritage city of St. John’s, Newfoundland.
The Department offers a variety of undergraduate programs, and directs graduate research in the history of philosophy, continental philosophy, and political philosophy, as well as other areas. Students of all levels are invited to come and explore the nature and problems of existence, being and thought.
Upcoming: Memorial European Summer School in Philosophy
Husserl Archives, Higher Institute of Philosophy,
KU Leuven, Belgium
Tuesday, June 6th - Friday June 9th, 2017
Politics and the Phenomenological Tradition
500 Years since Martin Luther
A Journey of Reformation and Transformation.
Date: May 01, 2017
Queen’s College Faculty of Theology
210 Prince Philip Drive, St. John’s NL
This event is organized to mark the beginning of the significant
historic, theological and cultural changes that started when Martin
Luther nailed ninety-five thesis to the Castle Church door in
Wittenberg, Germany on October 31, 1517.
Participants can attend any or all sessions.
12:30 p.m. Midday Prayer
1:00 p.m. Historical Context of the Reformation
Michelle Rebidoux, PhD
1:45 p.m. Martin Luther: His Essential Theology
David Bell, DPhil
2:30 Nutrition break
2:45 Viewing and discussion of Modern Luther Festivals
Barry Stephenson, PhD
3:15 p.m. Panel on Contemporary Significance of Martin Luther’s Reformation
Sean McGrath, PhD
David Bell, Phil D
Michelle Rebidoux, PhD
Rev. Dr. Ian Wishart
Barry Stephenson, PhD (Panel facilitator)
5:00 p.m. Bitters … cash bar and pub grub.
On February 17, 2016, The Independent newspaper published an article on the recent ecological initiatives and analyses of Prof. Sean McGrath and his team. After an interview with Prof. McGrath, and following up on statments from his op-ed for MUN newspaper The Gazette, writer Justin Break presented some of Prof. McGrath's theses regarding "the challenges of consumer capitalism for its role in the ecological and climate crises," the significance of Pope Francis in this discussion, and how to start "'a new conversation' about ecology and sustainability".
To read the article, please click here.