The Department of Philosophy at Memorial is known for its breadth which has always included both analytic and continental approaches. Nevertheless there are relatively few Departments of Philosophy in Canada which can offer advanced study in Continental Philosophy. With half of our Department having research specializations in this area, we are confident that we have something fairly unique to offer. When combined with our strengths in Metaphysics, Philosophy of Religion, Ethics and Social and Political Philosophy, Memorial has a strong and coherently focussed research base for graduate students to draw upon.
Doctoral candidates will specialize in one or more of three departmental research clusters:
- Metaphysics and its History
- Kant and Continental Philosophy
- Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy