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.
From Wednesday 23 November to Friday 25 November the Philosophy Department and Queen's College will co-host a conference on the Idea of God. This international event will feature keynote addresses from Jean Grondin (U de M) and Garth Green (McGill). For more information, to see the event poster and schedule.
Dr. Sean McGrath, head of the Department of Philosophy and director of For A New Earth, will moderate a town hall meeting on climate change and the green economy in Newfoundland and Labrador on Tuesday, November 29, from 7:30-9:30pm in the Aula Maxima of St. Bonaventure's College.
Dr. Barbara Neis (Sociology), Dr. James Feehan (Economics) and Dr. Bill Montevecchi (Ocean Sciences) will present, followed by an open discussion.
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.