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.
In fall 2015, Dr. Joël Madore and Dr. Scott Johnston guest edited
an issue of Con-textos Kantianos (2015:2), which features publications from four of our faculty members: Dr. Suma Rajiva (“Solus Secedo and Sapere Aude: Cartesian Meditation as Kantian Enlightenment”), Dr. Jay Foster (“Kant’s Machiavellian Moment”), Dr. Madore (“When Reason Began to Stir… —Kantian Courage and the Enlightenment”) and Dr. Johnston (“Afterword. On Enlightenment and the Most Difficult Problem of the Human Species”).
Faculty member Dr. Seamus O'Neill recently presented his work at Villanova University (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), at the Annual Meeting of the American Philosophical Association (Washington D.C.) and at the Annual Meeting of the American Catholic Philosophical Association.
From September 10th to the 13th, several members of the philosophy department, led by the principle investigator, Dr. Sean McGrath, convened the Future of Nature, a four day festival of ideas on the West Coast of Newfoundland.