Department of Philosophy


Welcome to the Department of Philosophy

Philosophers study the deep intellectual problems that underlie or unify other disciplines in the sciences and humanities.

Philosophy investigates fundamental questions about the nature of things—about the universe as a whole, about human beings, society, science, ethics and art. As a philosophy student, you will learn about the basic intellectual foundation for our political, social and legal systems, as well as our understanding of the principles of modern science and technology. You will explore deep theoretical, practical and moral issues that do not easily fit into more specialized disciplines. Philosophy will challenge you with its reflective and critical approach to important, often puzzling, questions about the nature of right and wrong, time and space perception, and the human mind.

Department Highlights

An Assay on Axioms of First Contact - Steve Firth

Join the Department of Philosophy for the following presentation:

An Assay on Axioms of First Contact
Guest Speaker:  Steve Firth (Doctoral Candidate, Helsinki University)
Day/Date:  Thursday, March 7, 2024
Time:  4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Location:  AH-117 (Anderson Hall)

Philosophy Undergraduate Student Conference

The Department of Philosophy at the University of Lethbridge will host our Philosophy Undergraduate Student Conference on March 1, 2024.  Students will present papers on topics such as ethics, metaphysics, epistemology, logic, and the history of philosophy.

Time:  10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location:  AH116

The one-day conference will wrap up with a Keynote Speaker presentation by Dr. Agnes Tam (University of Calgary) - Toward an Ethics of Belonging.

Time:  5:00 p.m. (Reception: SA8001/SAH8002; Science Commons Building); 5:30 p.m. (Presentation: SA8002 (BMO Auditorium; Science Commons Building)

F.E.L. Priestley Lecture Series - Agnes Tam (U of Calgary)

The Department of Philosophy is pleased to welcome Agnes Tam to the University of Lethbridge on Friday, March 1, 2024, when she will deliver Toward an Ethics of Belonging.  This presentation is in conjunction with the Department of Philosophy's Undergraduate Student Conference.

Time:  5:30 p.m.
Location:  SA8002 (BMO Auditorium - Science Commons Building)

Free.  Everyone welcome.
RSPV is not required.

Note:  Reception will take place at 5 p.m. (SA8001/SA8002; Science Commons Building).

First Jarislowsky Chair Named

Dr. Susan Dieleman has been named the University of Lethbridge's first Jarislowsky Chair in Trust and Political Leadership.  Her new role at the University of Lethbridge will begin on July 1, 2023.  Dr. Dieleman will be tasked with assisting the development of an innovative program of scholarship (teaching, research and experiential learning) that will expand knowledge and training for students, politicians, and public servants in the ethical practice of politics, fiduciary responsibility and democratic governance. 

Philosophy/Logic Peer Help Centre

The Centre provides free, drop-in support from senior undergraduate students on a range of topics such as: understanding philosophical arguments and logic, developing arguments, essay writing, and citations.

Department News

The Department of Philosophy is internationally recognized for the quality of research conducted by its faculty members.

Visit our blog to read about news and goings-on in the department and keep up-to-date with our events!

Piitaayinnimaa (Eagle who Captures) Remko Hess captures the spirit of art and identity at ULethbridge

ULethbridge has been a catalyst for Piitaayinnimaa (Eagle who Captures) Remko Hess’ (BA ’23) growth, encouraging him to challenge and expand his perspectives. And, in a world filled with colours, brushstrokes, and endless possibilities, …

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Shining Student Jessenia Buzunis-Delagneau

Shining Student Jessenia Buzunis-Delagneau knew what she wanted to study for a long time before she came to ULethbridge. Philosophy is her life's passion, and she has always been very excited and interested …

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How Small-Town Attitudes Lead to Big City Careers

If you think your dreams of a rewarding, fast-paced international career are too big, think again. Global opportunities for University of Lethbridge grads are ready and waiting, and not just for business majors.

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Career Bridge: Centre for Work-Integrated Learning and Career Development

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