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.

In Memoriam

It is with great sorrow that the Department of Philosophy mourns the passing of Professor Peter Harris, who died on 6 June, 2018. 

Peter Harris was a pillar of our philosophical community, a beloved teacher and mentor to many of us, and an active participant in Departmental events, until illness overtook him earlier this year. He will be dearly missed.

Our thoughts and our prayers go to him and to his wife and family.

Peter Harris


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