Philosophy

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Meet our faculty.

Our department has a variety of faculty members from different backgrounds.

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Get involved.

We have an active undergraduate Philosophy Student Union.

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Take our classes.

Our department offers courses on a wide variety of topics.

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Attend our events.

Our colloquium series (Fall through Spring) features a different speaker every few weeks.

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Explore our campus.

UVic has many resources available to help incoming students.

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Philosophy at UVic

My philosophy degree - perhaps not surprisingly - did not land me a job as CEO of a multi-national philosophy company. But it did introduce me to the world of ideas, teach me skills of disciplined analysis and judgment, and how to engage with and learn from the wisdom of others.

Jamie Cassels, QC. University of Victoria President

We offer undergraduate and graduate degrees in philosophy, as well as many courses open to a variety of students. While you're here, you might also want to check out our faculty, come to one of our events, or just learn more about where philosophy can take you.

Colloquium: March 27th

Title: The teleology of the practical good in Aristotle Speaker: Klaus Corcilius  (Berkeley) Friday, March 27th at 2:30pm in CLE A203

PSU Conference: March 28th

Western Canadian Undergraduate Philosophy Conference Saturday, March 28th 9:00am - 5:30pm Parkside Hotel Keynote Speaker: Dr. Audrey Yap

New Edited Volume by Colin Macleod

Colin Macleod's new edited volume, The Nature of Children's Well-Being, has just come out. Dr. Macleod's essay in this book is called "Agency, Authority and the Vulnerability of Children." http://www.springer.com/social+sciences/wellbeing+%26+quality-of-life/book/978-94-017-9251-6

Spring Colloquium Schedule

Here is our line-up of speakers so far for the spring: Philosophy Colloquium Frank Cunningham (University of Toronto) - Feb. 27; Holly Anderson (SFU) - Mar. 13; Klaus Corcilius (Berkeley) - Mar. 27; Lansdowne Lecture Landsdowne - Ruth Chang (Rutgers University) - Mar. 19-20;

The UVic Philosophy Department welcomes Jacob Stegenga

We are pleased to announce that Jacob Stegenga has decided to join our UVic Philosophy Department. Jacob attained his PHD in Philosophy at the University of California, San Diego in 2011, and was Banting Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto, before working as Assistant Professor at the University of Utah from 2012 until 2015. We look forward to welcoming Jacob here in the Fall 2015.