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.


For an overview of what's been happening in our department over the past few months, please click here.


The Idea of God

The Department of Philosophy at MUN will present "The Idea of God", a Philosophical Investigation, November 23-25, 2016.  Keynote Speakers for this event will be Dr. Garth Green, McGill University and Dr. Jean Grondin, Universite de Montreal.  For further information, please contact Dr. Joel Madore, joel.madore@mun.ca or phone 709 864-8340.

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Kant and Education 2016

The 2016 Kant and Education Conference will be held at Memorial University on May 19-20, 2016.  Please click here for full program of events.

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In the Agora

MUN Philosophy, For a New Earth and Prof. Sean McGrath featured in the Independent



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. 

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Staging an Ecological Intervention: Future of Nature, Gros Morne Park September 2015

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. 


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