INSTITUTE ON ETHICS & POLICY FOR INNOVATION (IEPI)
This new program directed by Dr. Claudia Emerson and based in the Department of Philosophy uses cutting-edge research and on-the-ground knowledge to analyse ethics involving global health and development.
Congratulations to our PhD graduates, Jolen Galaugher and Gulberk Koc, who have recently published their doctoral theses on Russell as books, and each also won the Bertrand Russell Society’s Book of the Year Award, against very stiff competition.
Welcome to the Department of Philosophy at McMaster University, a vibrant, research-oriented department offering courses of study leading to the B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. degrees. We embrace a variety of approaches to philosophical study and consider the breadth of our faculty expertise to be one of the advantages of our degree programs. Our research and teaching strengths include both continental and analytical perspectives, legal and political philosophy and ethics as well as epistemology and metaphysics, and strength in the history of philosophy from ancient through modern to twentieth-century thought. Browse our site to find out more about the department and please contact us with any questions you may have.
Experiential Learning Opportunity: Philosophy with Children Applied Humanities Course
If you are interested in applying your philosophical education, engaging in community outreach, gaining experience teaching philosophy, and working with primary school children, you may be interested in taking HUMAN 4W03: Project WHY? – Philosophy, Pedagogy, & Community.
Taught by Dr. Sikkema, an accredited specialist philosophy teacher with The Philosophy Foundation, this course will explore some fundamental issues in the philosophy of education, train students in the philosophical enquiry method, and, in collaboration with McMaster Children & Youth University (MCYU), provide students with the opportunity to facilitate philosophical enquiry sessions in primary schools in Hamilton. We believe doing so is important for the following reasons. Read More
"Contractualism as Solidarity: Risk, Hope, and the Agential Stance"
Abstract: How should contractualism address the acceptability of risk imposition? I argue that Scanlonian contractualism, even with recent modifications, cannot provide a plausible answer... Read More about "Visiting Speaker – Tony Reeves, November 16th"