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