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Welcome to the Department of Philosophy

Memorial's Department of Philosophy offers a thriving intellectual community where students are invited to explore the nature and problems of human existence and human thought.

 

NEWS, EVENTS, and DEADLINES

ST. JOHN'S PUBLIC LECTURE SERIES IN PHILOSOPHY PRESENTS: This month's St. John's Public Lecture in Philosophy will be in memory of Darren Hynes, a professor in the history and philosophy departments at Memorial University. Gil Shalev will be reading excerpts from "Descartes's Ontological Proof: Cause and Divine Perfection," a paper by Dr. Hynes that was published in "Analecta Hermeneutica" in 2010. Discussion to follow. The lecture will take place at the Ship Inn on Tuesday, March 25th, from 7:30-9:30 pm.

THE DEPARTMENT OF PHILOSOPHY'S ANNUAL RESEARCH COLLOQUIUM, WINTER 2014. Tuesdays 2:00-3:15, SN 2067. Schedule here. 

THE UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT WINTER COLLOQUIUM: The student presented colloquium will begin Friday, February 7th and occur weekly for the rest of the semester from 1:00-2:00pm on Fridays in the Kiefte Room (AA3068).

NEW FACULTY: The Department welcomes several new members of faculty. Most recently Joël Madore joined the Memorial faculty this fall. He specializes in contemporary French philosophy, political philosophy and ethics, and Kant. Scott Johnston, pragmatism and Kant and post-Kantian expert, joined us in January 2013 as a joint appointment between Philosophy and the Faculty of Education. The Department also has several cross-appointed faculty, including Walter Okshevsky (Education), Jennifer Flynn (Medicine), Chris Kaposy (Medicine) and Daryl Pullman (Medicine).

NEW PHD IN PHILOSOPHY: The Philosophy Department is pleased to announce that it has a new doctoral program in philosophy. The Department welcomes four doctoral students into the program: Michael Austin, Vahid Jafarzadehdarzi, Michelle Mahoney, and Gil Shalev.

STUDENT HONOURS: The winner of the Gold Medal in Philosophy (given at convocation in May) was Melanie Hurley, who also won the Gold Medal in English. Melanie, one of our outstanding students generally, was also for several years the organizer/Pope of the Department's discussion group, the Jockey Club. Congratulations, Melanie!

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