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.




Congratulations Dr. Elizabeth Hill

The Department of Philosophy is delighted to announce that on May 6th, 2024, PhD candidate, Elizabeth Hill, successfully defended her doctoral dissertation entitled, “Prophets, Poets, and Philosophers: Unraveling the Problem of Poetry in Plato – a Daimonic Solution.” She passed the examination and oral defense with flying colours.

This is great news for Elizabeth, the Ph.D. Program, the Department of Philosophy, and our philosophical community here at Memorial.

Elizabeth is currently a Visiting Instructor of Philosophy in the Department of Philosophy at Colby College in Maine. She will take up a permanent, tenure-track position at Colby in the Department of Philosophy beginning this summer.

Thank you to everyone who was involved in Elizabeth’s program, especially her instructors and departmental staff, examiners, supervisor (Dr. Seamus O’Neill), supervisory committee (Dr. Suma Rajiva and Dr. Brad Levett), colleagues, friends, and family.

Congratulations Dr. Hill, and we wish you all the best in your future academic career!


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