Area of specialization: Value Theory and Areas of competence: Open. The department is particularly interested in candidates with research and teaching interests in applied ethics and feminist philosophy.
The 2017 Ontario Legal Philosophy Partnership Philosophy of Law Conference “BEYOND THE STATE – Governance, Legality, and Political Morality” takes place Thursday, September 28 to Sunday, October 1, 2017 (Burlington, Ontario).
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.
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.
What is distinctively philosophical about the history of philosophy, and what makes it distinct from sociology of knowledge, history of science, or intellectual history (if anything)? Does the history of philosophy (and the history of knowledge more generally) yield other types of reasoning or explanation beside reconstructions and narratives? What kinds of philosophical, sociological, and political factors seem to play a role in canon-formation?