About our Department

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The Dalhousie University Department of Philosophy is one of the most active philosophy departments in Canada. Our program will prepare you for any career because philosophy is the ultimate transferable skill.
Our Friday colloquium is an eagerly anticipated forum where faculty, students and those interested present ideas and to engage in lively philosophical exchange.


Upcoming Colloquia

Date: Friday, July 18th
Presenter: Robbie Moser, Mount Allison University
Title: TBC

Date: Friday, July 25th
Presenter: Eve Roberts, Dalhousie University
Title: TBC

New Limited Term Appointment

We welcome Kenneth Boyd to the department as of August 1st!!  

Thesis Defence

Warren Heiti will be defending his thesis on August 1, 2014. Further details will follow.

About our Faculty

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(L-R): Dr. Baylis, Dr. Jeffers, Dr. Hymers, Dr. MacIntosh, Dr. Borgerson, Dr. Scherkoske.
Missing: Dr. Abramson, Dr. Meynell, Dr. Schotch, Dr. Dieleman

Our faculty is a highly respected group of academics, with many accolades and awards in the areas of teaching, research, publishing and academics. To learn more, search our faculty by name or research topic 
Please visit our Faculty Accomplishments & News page


Dr. Chike Jeffers' article, "Embodying Justice in Ancient Egypt: The Tale of the Eloquent Peasant as a Classic of Political Philosophy," has been selected by the editors for  a special virtual issue of the British Journal for the History of Philosophy celebrating their 21st anniversary.  

Dr. Susan Dieleman was awarded the Non-tenured Professor, Lecturer, Sessional Essagy Prize at the 2014 meeting of the Canadian Philisophical Assocation for her essay: "Meeting Philosophy's Demographic Challenges."

Dr. Letitia Meynell presented: Understanding Feynman Diagrams (to Understand Understanding)" to the workshop Diagramming Evidence: Visualizing Connections in the Sciences and the Humanities, sponsored by the Centre for Research in Reasoning, Argumentation and Rhetoric at the University of Windsor.

Dr. Duncan MacIntosh presented "The Enemy We Dare Not Kill in the War We Must Not Lose: The Inverted Battlefield Moral Logic of the Justly Fought War On Terror"  to the conference 'The Weighing of Lives in War', held by the Center for Ethics and the Rulie of Law.