Philosophy has disparate branches; to name a few: ethics, political philosophy, logic, philosophy of language and of mind, epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of the natural and social sciences, aesthetics. What seems to unite them is their concern with questions not normally answerable by science or empirical investigation alone; hence their reliance on abstract thought, and emphasis on conceptual and logical clarity.
Our programs are structured around three main areas: Value Theory (Ethics, Political philosophy), Metaphysics and Epistemology, and the History of Philosophy. They aim to acquaint students with the most important philosophical inquiries in the history of the field, and with the philosophers who have made the most noteworthy contributions to them. The programs expose students to works from both of the major western traditions of recent times, analytic and continental, as well as to various eastern traditions. Students may complete their programs entirely in English or in French, or may choose to follow courses in both languages.