Dominican University College - Philosophy and Theology in Ottawa, Canada

Dominican University College - Philosophy and Theology in Ottawa, Canada

Students at Dominican University College (DUC) are encouraged to foster a spirit of openness, dialogue and critical reflection. We believe that today's complex problems can be creatively addressed through the study of philosophy and theology in the Dominican tradition, centered on academic excellence and personal growth. Thanks to intimate class sizes that allow direct access to professors, DUC students from across Canada and around the world enjoy a rich academic experience.

  • What skills are needed to become a leader?

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    Jim Mitchell, PhD in Philosophy and former senior civil servant in the Canadian federal government, describes the skills needed to become a leader in public life and how the study of philosophy is an excellent way to build those essential thinking and leadership skills.

  • The Intelligence of Faith at DUC

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    What can you get out of studying philosophy and theology at DUC? Discover the skills and outlook our students receive from studying the great texts and thinkers of the Western tradition.

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November 25, 2016
Philosophy, especially academic philosophy, is not a discipline women are typically associated with. Why is that, one might ask? Like anything else related to philosophy, there is no easy or...
October 6, 2016
Any first-year philosophy student is familiar with the oldest syllogism in the book, “All men are mortal, Socrates is a man. Therefore, Socrates is mortal.” Rather logical, is it not? But when it...
September 6, 2016
« Débuter »? Le verbe dit seulement, selon son étymologie, quitter un lieu, un poste. Cela dit partir. Pas plus. Débuter une année universitaire signalerait alors simplement ce qui avait été un but…...

Forgotten philosophies

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 19:30   Forgotten Philosophies Thursday, March 23rd, 2017, 7:30pm William Sweet Summary: In this paper, I offer an extended invitation to rethink the history of modern philosophy: how one should teach that history and what one should draw on in doing philosophy today. To explain this, I focus on the issue of what I call the ‘forgotten philosophies’ in the history of modern philosophy -- i.e., those... Read more »

War Symposium

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 09:00 to Friday, April 7, 2017 - 16:30
    The ethico-political and religious war in our time. Issues and outlook. April 6-7, 2017   CALL FOR PAPERS The Faculty of Philosophy of the Dominican University College will hold its 11th Annual Symposium on War (2016-2017). The proposed theme is intended in part to elicit thinking about the nature of war in our time and about the relevance of Just War Theory as a primary basis for discussion... Read more »

After Philosophy: Career Choices and Alternatives

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 -
17:00 to 19:00
  After Philosophy: Career Choices and Alternatives   A workshop for recent philosophy graduates (and upcoming graduates)   Tuesday, April 25th, 5-7pm Dominican University College, room 221   You've graduated, or are about to graduate, with your philosophy degree. Congratulations! You've developed excellent analytical skills, and you are keenly aware of the big ideas and issues in our world. But... Read more »