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Welcome to the Department of Philosophy

The study of Philosophy will deepen your understanding of the world

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A department revolving around discussion

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

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Dedicated to enhancing student learning

Learn more about our faculty and their areas of expertise

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Friday Afternoon Colloquium

Enjoy the tradition of our weekly colloquium

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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.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

This Week's Colloquium:

Date: Friday, September 30, 2016
Presenter: Greg Scherkoske, Dalhousie University
Title: "'How much better if it had been otherwise"

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.)

SSHRC Insight Development Grant Awarded to  Letitia Meynell and Andrew Fenton

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"

Any interest in Reading Group

If anyone is interested in participating in a Reading Group on: Phenomenology of Perception, please contact Anthony Fernandez (Killam Postdoctoral Fellow) at anthony.fernandez@dal.ca.
A meeting time will be scheduled if there is sufficient interest.

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.

INITIATIVES AND AFFILIATED GROUPS

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.

DEPARTMENT NEWS

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"