University of Guelph

The University of Guelph Philosophy Department is a research-active department of 19 faculty and around 55 graduate students which prides itself on its strong and very fruitful methodological pluralism. We are best known for research in social and political philosophy; continental philosophy; the history of western philosophy; and philosophy of science, mind and language. In comparative terms, we are one of the leading departments in Canada for the study of continental philosophy, as well as in the area of theoretical and applied social/political philosophy. We admit about seven doctoral students a year, all of whom are fully funded for at least four years, to work in a variety of areas of philosophy. Since 1999, 95% of our doctoral students have been successful in finding academic positions, and of these—not including our two most recent 2009 graduates—75% have already attained permanent or tenure-stream positions at places like the University of Alberta, York, King’s University College (UWO), Mount Allison, and the Catholic University of America. In 2010 a senior Canada Research Chair holder in the area of social and political philosophy will join us, increasing the faculty complement to 20.