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 Events/Highlights

Assistant Professor Appointment

The Department of Philosophy is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. David Balcarras (Ph.D., MIT) as Assistant Professor of Philosophy.  David specializes in Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Cognitive Science, Philosophy of Linguistics, and Metaphysics.  

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. 

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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!

Shining Graduate Jodi Newman

Jodi Newman's dedication to philosophical inquiry and drive for social change are evident. Through her research on online dehumanization, she showcases her commitment to creating safer and more equitable digital environments.

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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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