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Dalhousie Professor Françoise Baylis receives the Order of Nova Scotia for "her world-renowned bioethics research and her efforts to translate her work outside of the medical profession."


Welcome to the Department of Philosophy

The study of Philosophy will deepen your understanding of the world


A department revolving around discussion

An array of courses for students beginning in Philosophy, to advanced learners


Dedicated to enhancing student learning

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Friday Afternoon Colloquium

Enjoy the tradition of our weekly colloquium


About our Department

Our Department

The Dalhousie University Department of Philosophy is one of the most active and supportive philosophy departments in Canada. Our program will prepare you for any career because philosophy is the ultimate transferable skill.


This Week's Colloquium:

Date: Friday,October 21, 2016

here will be no colloquium this week.  The Atlantic Region Philosophy Association (ARPA) meeting is being held October 21/22 in Acadia University

The colloquium is held every Friday beginning at 3:30 pm  in Room 1130 of the Marion McCain Building (unless otherwise indicated). During the first hour a paper is presented. In the second hour, questions and discussion take place.)

Bagel Tuesdays are BACK!

Stop into the Philosophy Department Lounge (Room 1132 of the McCain building) between 11:30am ad 1:00pm for a satiating bagel and scintillating philosophical conversation.

ARPA 2016

This year’s Atlantic Region Philosophers’ Association Annual Conference will be held on October 21st & 22nd at Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia.


New Minor Available

Black and Diaspora Studies, offered as an Interdisciplinary Study

About our Faculty

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The Department of Philosophy faculty members are highly respected and award winning researchers and academics with expertise in diverse fields of study. They have published and presented internationally. To learn more individual faculty members, search Our Faculty.


Letitia Meynell presented “Lessons from the Dalhousie Dentistry Scandal on Ethics Capacity Building and Moral Literacy,” with Tim Krahn at the annual meeting of the Canadian Bioethics Society, and “Getting the Picture: Towards a New Account of Scientific Understanding,” at the annual meeting of the Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science and also chaired the Equity Panel (organized by Chike Jeffers, Katie Stockdale, and Veromi Arsiradam) at the annual meeting of the Canadian Philosophical Association.

Congratulations to Letitia Meynell and Andrew Fenton along with Gillian Crozier (CRC, Laurentian) on receiving funding for their SSHRC Insight Develpment Grant entitled: '"Chimpopolis': Science, Society, and the Philosophical Animal"