Philosophy at Western

Western's Department of Philosophy

The faculty in Western’s Department of Philosophy are interested in illuminating foundational assumptions, concepts, and methods across a wide range of disciplines including art, artificial intelligence, biology, classical studies, health sciences, history of philosophy, gender and sexuality studies, law, linguistics, medicine, political science, psychology, neuroscience, physics, and critical race studies. A major or minor in philosophy is interesting and rewarding in its own right, but it is also an ideal complement to many other programs of study. We offer modules and training programs that are designed to enable students to specialize in a given area of philosophy or to combine the study of philosophy with their main program of study.

The Department of Philosophy founded and maintains a close relationship with the Rotman Institute of Philosophy, and it is also home to the Centre for Digital Philosophy.

For a detailed preview of our department, watch our Fall preview day presentation!