Edited by Martin Pickavé and Lisa Shapiro
SFU offers one of the best MA programs in North America. Our competitive program attracts students from all over the world who seek to obtain credentials to enter first-class North American philosophy PhD programs, while being fully funded and acquiring teaching and research experience, in a city that offers some of the world's best quality of life. learn more →
The Concentration in Philosophy and Law is a specialized path or those who intend to pursue an education and career in Law. By focusing on topics in Philosophy of Law, Political Philosophy, Ethics, and Moral Theory, the Concentration in Law is directly applicable to legal theory and policy courses, giving you a strong background and head start in Law school. Successful completion of either a Major or Minor in Philosophy with a Concentration in Law will result in special creditation on your transcript. learn more →
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The department is saddened to announce the death of Professor Emeritus Lawrence Resnick, who passed away peacefully in Victoria at the age of 88.
Dr. Endre Begby has started this year with the double achievement of receiving his tenure and promotion to Associate Professor, as well as a SSHRC Insight Development Grant. Congratulations, Endre!
We welcome Dr. Gurpreet Rattan who is visiting us for the year from the University of Toronto.
Dr. Lisa Shapiro continues as Associate Dean in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, while continuing her research supported by a SSHRC grant., graduate supervision and other work with individual students, she will not be teaching any regular courses for us this year, or the next one.
Dr. Jennifer Warriner has joined our faculty on a two-year lecturer contract starting January 2017, and Simon Pollon , who is finishing his PhD with us, as a half time lecturer for a year, commencing in the Summer term of 2017.
SFU Philosophy Professor Nic Fillion volunteers in Africa for Academics Without Borders
read about Nic's experience here
The Earning Power of Philosophy Majors
SFU Philosophy Workshop - The Intellect and its Philosophical Limits
April 7th-8th, 2017, SFU Harbour Centre
Cognitive Science Talk - On Deafness, Language Delay, and Theory of Mind Development (Endre Begby)
March 1, 2017, DAC, SFU Burnaby
Spring 2017 Colloquium Series
March 10: Kevin Zollman (CMU)
April 7: Karen Detlefsen (Penn)
May 12: Robin Jeshion (USC)