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The Department of Philosophy is the largest such teaching unit in this discipline in Quebec, and one of the leaders in Canada in terms of quality. It is among the best funded in the country, with resources enabling it to cover the main fields of philosophy:

  • History of ancient, medieval, modern and Chinese philosophy
  • 20th-century Western philosophy (Franco-German and Anglo-American)
  • Ethical and political philosophy
  • Philosophy of language and of science

The Department's faculty members are involved in organizing many international conferences and actively engaged in the philosophy community in North America and Europe. To date, 3 of our professors have received Killam Research Fellowships, considered among the most prestigious in Canada, and 4 of them have received Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Fellowships.
Every year, some of our students take advantage of the bilateral agreements between the Department and several other universities to complete part of their program abroad (in France, Belgium, China and Germany).
The Faculty of Philosophy at UdeM began teaching and conducting research in philosophy in 1921, and has always taken a dynamic, multidisciplinary approach. Today, the Department is part of the Faculty of Arts and Science and has forged bonds with a great number of avant-garde research organizations. The Department is home to the Canada Research Chair in Public Ethics and Political Theory and the Centre de recherche en éthique (CRÉ).

The Department of Philosophy is:

number 1   Just over 20 permanent professors and scholars

number 2   275 courses annually at the bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels

number 3   More than 700 students

number 4   Numerous graduates every year