Philosophy

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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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: December 5th

Title: Plato Was NOT A Mathematical Platonist Speaker: Dr. Elaine Landry (University of California, Davis) Friday, Dec 5th at 2:30pm in CLE A203

UVic Medieval Workshop: Jan 31st

Title: When Books Were Burned: Medieval Condemnations and Intellectual Freedom Dr. Margaret Cameron, Philosophy, UVic Saturday, Jan 31st at 10:00am

Fall Colloquium Schedule

Here is our line-up of speakers so far for the fall: Victoria Colloquium in Political, Social, and Legal Theory   28 November - Charles Taylor (McGill)

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