Department chair Colin Macleod sitting at his desk

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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Mike Raven at a blackboard giving a talk

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.

Philosophy Quiz Show: Sept 26th

Friday September 26, 2014 2:30pm, Clearihue A203 Compete with and against faculty in a battle of wits! Presented by the Philosophy Department and the PSU. Free refreshments provided.

Colloquium: Sept 19th

Title: Explanation and Contingency Speaker: Dr. Paul Hovda (Reed College)  Friday, Sept 19th at 2:30pm in CLE A203

Fall Colloquium Schedule

Here is our line-up of speakers so far for the fall: 19 September - Paul Hovda (Reed College) 24 October - Alan Richardson (UBC) 21 November - Conor Mayo-Wilson (UW) Stay tuned for titles and abstracts!

New book by Dr. James Young

Dr. James Young's new book Critique of Pure Music has just been published by OUP. Click on the picture for a summary and more information.