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.


The Friday Colloquium is an eagerly anticipated forum where faculty, students, and those interest, present ideas and engage in lively philosophical exchange.

This week's Colloquium

Date: Friday, August 1st
Presenter: Dr. Alice McLachlan, Department of Philosophy, York University
Title: "Allies and Asymmetrical Solidarity: Some Reflections on Jean Harvey".

New Limited Term Appointment

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

Thesis Defence - Warren Heiti

Time/Date:10:00am,  Friday, August 1st
Title of Thesis: "An Ethics of Attention"
Location: Room 3107 Mona Campbell Building

About our Faculty

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Our faculty is a highly respected group of academics, many of whom have received  teaching awards; as well as having many publications and research grants. To learn more, search our faculty by name or research topic.  Please visit our Faculty Accomplishments & News page.


Dr. Kirstin Borgerson has received funding for the project: "Growing knowledge translation components of Dal Health and Wellness Research'; which is a joint initiative of researchers in Medicine, Health Professions, Science, FASS (Dr. Borgerson) and Law.

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.