Department of Philosophy


The Department of Philosophy at Memorial University is a small but vibrant community of scholars actively researching and teaching 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 with us and explore the nature and problems of existence, being and thought.

This week in Philosophy

Please join us for the first pubic lecture of the season, this coming Tuesday, October 23rd, 8pm at The Ship Pub. (please note the slightly earlier time) Philosophy's Peter Trnka is giving a talk titled:

"For Those Who Seek Joy Over Pleasure: A Philosophical Inquiry"

Does satisfaction mean pleasure, happiness, joy or something altogether different? Do these names matter? Do they pick out different kinds of 'highs'? The 17th century philosopher Baruch Spinoza will be our guide for this exploration of persons and their ends.

All are most welcome!

Recent events

The Bradley Lecture, 2018 


Department of Philosophy

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000