Philosophy

Study ideas of knowledge, truth, the meaning of life.

Why study Philosophy?

Ask anyone why they study philosophy - in or out of the university - and you'll get many different answers. After all, these are people who study philosophy you're asking! It's clear that increasing numbers of undergraduates are pursuing Philosophy degrees (from the New York Times, 2008), and that there are many different reasons: Some people emphasize the kinds of skills you develop through studying philosophy. Some emphasize the ways a Philosophy major might relate to one's career. Some give a mix of both.

American Philosophical Association’s pamphlet “The Philosophy Major” argues that: “The study of philosophy serves to develop intellectual abilities important for life as a whole, beyond the knowledge and skills required for any particular profession. Properly pursued, it enhances analytical, critical and interpretive capacities that are applicable to any subject-matter, and in any human context. It cultivates the capacities and appetite for self-expression and reflection, for exchange and debate of ideas, for life-long learning, and for dealing with problems for which there are no easy answers. It also helps to prepare one for the tasks of citizenship. Participation in political and community affairs today is all too often insufficiently informed, manipulable and vulnerable to demagoguery. A good philosophical education enhances the capacity to participate responsibly and intelligently in public life.”

Conseiller aux études

Dr. Denis Hurtubise, Chair

Téléphone : 705-675-1151 or 1-800-461-4030 (x4324)

Courriel : dhurtubise@laurentian.ca

Bureau : Room L-734
Administrative Assistant:
Huguette Beaulne
705 675 1151 ext 4336
hbeaulne@laurentian.ca

Comment faire une demande
Vue aérienne de l'Université Laurentienne
Le Grand Sudbury est la plus vaste ville en Ontario par superficie terrestre, où les activités de plein air ne manquent pas grâce aux lacs et cours d’eau, terrains variés, forêts et réseaux complets de pistes et de sentiers.
Méthode de livraison : Sur campus
Langue du programme : Anglais

Course Schedule in 2019 - 2020

USEFUL LINKS

Facebook page facebook.com/ludeptofphilosophy

The Ontario College of Teachers has recently declared Philosophy a "teachable" subject. his means that university students with a degree in Philosophy are eligible to apply to one of Ontario’s 30 faculties of education. For those who aim for a career in teaching, this is one more reason to become a Philosophy major!www.oct.ca

Canadian Philosophical Association www.acpcpa.ca

Ontario Philosophy Teachers’ Association ontariophilosophy.ca

Philosophy Now. A Magazine of Ideas www.philosophynow.org

TPM Online. The Philosopher’s Magazine www.philosophersnet.com

Ontario High School Applicants

1 grade 12 English U/M course

5 other grade 12 U/M courses 

A minimum overall average of 70% in the 6 best grade 12 U/M courses


Additional information for applicants who have completed Advanced Placement courses.

Additional information for applicants who have completed the International Baccalaureate.

 

Applicants from outside an Ontario High School 

International Students

Canadian High School Applicants from outside Ontario

Applicants from Colleges

Applicants from other Universities

Mature Students

Note pour les étudiants actuels

Les options de grade ci-dessous seront offertes lors de la prochaine année universitaire et ne le sont pas cette année. Si vous cherchez les cours à suivre afin de compléter les options d'un programme d'une année universitaire antérieure, svp consultez avec un conseiller académique.


Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Philosophy

Total 120 credits

Students must follow these regulations in order to meet graduation requirements for the BA or B.Sc.

 

Specialization in Philosophy

All students entering a BA program as of September 2017 are required to take 6 credits each of linguistic awareness, scientific literacy and indigenous content as per the regulations. Eligible courses are available at the 1000, 2000, 3000 and 4000 levels and students should take them at the appropriate time in their studies.

Courses fulfilling these requirements may be taken as electives or as part of a minor, concentration, major or specialization. 

Required courses:

PHIL 1115E     Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 2306E     Moral and Political Views in Ancient Greek Philosophy

PHIL 2307E     World View and Knowledge in Ancient Greek Philosophy

PHIL 2326E     The Empiricist, From Locke to Hume

PHIL 2327E     The Rationalists, From Descartes to Leibniz

PHIL 2336E     Logic

PHIL 2506E     Critical Thinking

6 credits from:

     PHIL 3406E     Hegel

     PHIL 3407E     Kant

     PHIL 3436E     Nietzsche

     PHIL 3476E     Existentialism

     PHIL 3486E     Marx and Marxism

     PHIL 3496E     Phenomenology

6 additional PHIL credits from the 3000 series

6 PHIL credits from the 4000 series

18 additional PHIL credits

 

Note:    Students may not exceed 42 credits at the 1000 or 9100 level in their degree program.

 

Major in Philosophy

PHIL 1115E     Introduction to Philosophy

PHIL 2506E     Critical Thinking

9 credits (min.) from:

     PHIL 2306E     Moral and Political Views in Ancient Greek Philosophy

     PHIL-2307E     World View and Knowledge in Ancient Greek Philosophy

     PHIL 2326E     The Empiricist, From Locke to Hume

     PHIL 2327E     The Rationalists, From Descartes to Leibniz

     PHIL 2336E     Logic

12 credits (min.) from:

6 credits (min.) from:

     PHIL 3406E     Hegel

     PHIL 3407E     Kant

     PHIL 3436E     Nietzsche

     PHIL 3476E     Existentialism

     PHIL 3486E     Marx and Marxism

     PHIL 3496E     Phenomenology

6 additional PHIL credits from the 3000 series

6 PHIL credits from the 4000 series

6 additional PHIL credits

 

Notes:

  • In order to get a BA, students must include 6 credits in linguistic awareness, 6 credits of Indigenous content, and 6 credits in the Sciences if not part of the other minor or second major. Eligible courses are available at the 1000, 2000, 3000 and 4000 levels and students should take them at the appropriate time in their studies.
  • Students must complete a minimum of a minor (24 credits) or a second major (42 credits) from among their elective credits.
  • Students may not exceed 42 credits at the 1000 or 9100 level in their degree program.

 

Bachelor of Arts (General) in Philosophy

Total 90 credits

Students must follow these regulations in order to meet graduation requirements for the BA or B.Sc.

 

Concentration in Philosophy

All students entering a BA program as of September 2017 are required to take 6 credits each of linguistic awareness, scientific literacy and indigenous content as per the regulations. Eligible courses are available at the 1000, 2000, 3000 and 4000 levels and students should take them at the appropriate time in their studies.

Courses fulfilling these requirements may be taken as electives or as part of a minor, concentration, major or specialization.

 

Required courses:

PHIL 1115E     Introduction to Philosophy

PHIL 2506E     Critical Thinking

9 credits (min.) from:

     PHIL 2306E     Moral and Political Views in Ancient Greek Philosophy

     PHIL-2307E     World View and Knowledge in Ancient Greek Philosophy

     PHIL 2326E     The Empiricist, From Locke to Hume

     PHIL 2327E     The Rationalists, From Descartes to Leibniz

     PHIL 2336E     Logic

6 credits (min.) from PHIL 3000 series

12 credits PHIL electives 

 

Note:    Students may not exceed 42 credits at the 1000 or 9100 level in their degree program.

 

Minor in Philosophy

PHIL 1115E     Introduction to Philosophy

12 credits fro any PHIL 2000 level course, with a maximum of 6 credits among the following courses:

     PHIL 2217E     Environmental Ethics

     PHIL 2345E     Bioethics: Human Life Issues

     PHIL 2525E     Contemporary Moral Issues

     PHIL 2876E     Business Ethics

     PHIL 2877E     Professional Ethics

6 credits from PHIL 3000 or 4000 series

 

Minor in Ethics (24 credits)

PHIL 1115E     Introduction to Philosophy

12 credits from:

     PHIL 2217E     Environmental Ethics 
     PHIL 2525E     ontemporary Moral Issues

     PHIL 2345E     Bioethics: Human Life Issues

     PHIL 2506E     Critical Thinking
     PHIL 2746E     Communications Media and Values
     PHIL 2747E     Technology, Freedom and Values
     PHIL 2876E     Business Ethics  
     PHIL 2877E     Professional Ethics

6 credits from:

     PHIL 3026E     Feminist Philosophy 
     PHIL 3217E     Philosophy of Nature and the Environment
     PHIL 3346E     Bioethics: Case Studies
     PHIL 3545E     Moral Philosophy

Année :

PHIL-1115EL - Introduction to Philosophy PHIL-2126EL - Philosophy of Sexuality PHIL-2156EL - Philosophy, Culture and Power PHIL-2217EL - Environmental Ethics PHIL-2226EL - Philosophy and Literature PHIL-2256EL - Philosophy of Education PHIL-2345EL - Bioethics: Human Life Issues PHIL-2525EL - Contemporary Moral Issues PHIL-2536EL - Ethical Issues in Contemporary Sport PHIL-2716EL - Philosophy and Film PHIL-2747EL - Technology, Freedom and Values PHIL-2876EL - Business Ethics PHIL-3026EL - Feminist Philosophy PHIL-3217EL - Philosophy of Nature and Environment PHIL-3316EL - Medieval Philosophy PHIL-3346EL - Bioethics for Health Providers PHIL-3406EL - Hegel
PHIL-3407EL - Kant PHIL-3436EL - Nietzsche PHIL-3476EL - Existentialism PHIL-3486EL - Marx, Marxism and Socialism PHIL-3496EL - Phenomenology PHIL-3497EL - Hermeneutics PHIL-3545EL - Moral Philosophy PHIL-3636EL - Philosophy of Religion PHIL-3876EL - Philosophy and Psychology PHIL-3906EL - Topics in Philosophy I: an Historical Approach PHIL-3906EL - Topics in Philosophy I: an Historical Approach PHIL-4006EL - Honours Seminars PHIL-4007EL - Honours Seminars PHIL-4406EL - 20th Century Moral, Political, Social and Legal Theory PHIL-4546EL - Epistemology PHIL-4556EL - Metaphysics PHIL-4805EL - Independent Studies

SESSIONAL FACULTY

Martin Boucher

 

The Philosophy Programme in French and English is designed, managed, and offered jointly by the Philosophy Departments of Laurentian University and the University of Sudbury.

Alain Beaulieu

Alain Beaulieu

Department of Philosophy
Brett Buchanan

Brett Buchanan

School of the Environment
Gillian Crozier

Gillian Crozier

Department of Philosophy
Denis Hurtubise

Denis Hurtubise

Department of Philosophy
Michael Yeo

Michael Yeo

Department of Philosophy