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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, September 19th
Presenter: Michael Hymers, Dalhousie University
Title: "Familiar Faces, Noticing Aspects and the Grammar of Seeing"
Welcome Dr. Carlos Mariscal
The Department of Philosophy welcomes Dr. Carlos Mariscal, one of our new Postdoctoral Fellows in the Philosophy of Biology. Dr. Mariscal is cross-appointed with the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
The Department of Philosophy is pleased to announce the Sue Campbell Memorial Bursary is now available for 4th year undergraduate students.
Deadline for applications is October 15th
Bagel Tuesdays return
Please join students and faculty in the Philosophy Lounge for Bagel Tuesday. A weekly tradition sponsored by the Philosophy Undergraduate Society, to enjoy bagels, coffee and conversation.
Starts approximately 11:30
Dr. Duncan MacIntosh published, "Sterba's Argument From Non-Question-beggingness For the Rationality of Morality", in The International Journal for Applied Philosophy.
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.